Ettina Posted May 7, 2017 Share Posted May 7, 2017 I found this while looking for studies into fetishes and kinks. https://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/kink-and-romance-survey-demographics/ The relevant bits are quoted here: Do you experience romantic attraction? 94.1% Yes 5.1% No Crush Symptoms 85.5% fantasies about romantic things happening with them 75.8% persistent, involuntary, and intrusive thoughts 71.7% sifting through their behavior or speech for signs they return your affection 67.6% collecting information about them 54.8% when thinking about them brain feels sparkly or like fireworks 54.6% shyness or fear around them 54.1% remembering romantic events that happened with them 45.9% crippling fear of rejection 44.2% talking about them all the time 37.9% difficulty saying words around them 20% self-insertion of self and them into romantic movies or literature [The next questions were asked only of individuals who have experienced crush symptoms.] Percentage of Crushes Where Crush Symptoms Are Experienced 41.1% Every time you have a crush 29.7% About three-quarters of your crushes 16.2% About half of your crushes 3.3% About a quarter of your crushes 9.6% Only a few of your crushes Usual Duration of Crush Symptoms 4.8% For a few hours or a day 8.9% Ends before we start dating 7.9% Ends when we start dating 34.3% Less than six months into a relationship 15.2% Six months to a year into a relationship 7.3% More than a year 21.6% Never ends Longest Duration of Crush Symptoms 2.6% For a few hours or a day 4.2% Ends before we start dating 6.5% Ends when we start dating 21.5% Less than six months into a relationship 13.4% Six months to a year into a relationship 17.6% More than a year 34.2% Never ends Do you experience more symptoms or for a longer period if the person is more romantically desirable? 54.3% Yes 44% It doesn’t seem to matter 1.6% No, I experience them longer if the person is less romantically desirable About what percentage of your partners have been someone you originally experienced crush symptoms for? 34.5% All 15.2% About three-quarters 20.4% About half 10.9% About a quarter 19% Very few Desire For People One Experiences Crush Symptoms Towards To Return Affection 79.1% yes 18.1% no 2.5% I actively prefer they don’t Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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