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This is an exclusive study conducted by DatingAdvice.com, which surveyed respondents over the course of three weeks to reflect an accurate representation of the U.S. population.
Sex is an important part of any romantic relationship, but would you break up with your partner if the sex wasn’t good?
A study conducted by DatingAdvice.com shows men put more emphasis on the quality of sex.
According to the results, men were 50% more likely to end a relationship if they feel unsatisfied in bed.
Marital status also seems to be an important component, as single men were 17% more likely to break up over sexual dissatisfaction than married men.
Conversely, one out of four single women said they would end a relationship if the sex was bad, while one out of six married women said the same.
“Thirty-two percent of 35- to 44-year-olds said they
would leave a sexually unsatisfying lover.”
Dr. Wendy Walsh, clinical psychologist and DatingAdvice.com expert, said the study supports the cultural notion that sex is more important to men than women.
She added the most important factor to recognize when analyzing the results is single men place more significance on sex than married men.
“This may reflect that married men gain more benefits from marriage that makes sex lose its value,” she said. “Or it may reflect that some single men are having relationship commitment issues because they place so much emphasis on sex and don’t see the value in intimacy building.”
In terms of race and ethnicity, 38% of African-Americans answered in the affirmative —12% higher than Caucasians and three times more than Asians.
Age also showed significant differentials, as 32% of 35- to 44-year-olds said they would leave a sexually unsatisfying lover compared to 24% of those aged 65 and older.
The study surveyed 1,080 respondents over the course of three weeks, balancing responses by age, gender, income, race, sexuality and other factors in order to accurately represent the U.S. population. The study has a margin of error of +/- 2.8%.
The Breakdown: Americans Who Would Leave if Sex is Unsatisfying
By marital status:
Visit DatingAdvice.com/Studies for more research on dating and relationship topics. Relationship expert Dr. Wendy Walsh is a frequent contributor on CNN and other major networks and is the author of the new book “The 30-Day Love Detox.”
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