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How far would a man travel for sex?

  • Next door?
  • An hour in the car?
  • Get on a plane to a different country?

Some men are really willing to put the effort in for sex!

After surveying 544 males from our website, Facebook fan page and Twitter followers we can now share with you who far they would travel for sex. We asked the question:

How far would you travel to get laid by a sexy woman from

The survey question was a definite shag, not just a date and a high percentage of men where only willing to travel between 10 and 50 miles. In the UK 33% of men would only be willing to travel 10 miles and according to the UK Census this is about the same as the average distance people commute to work. So 1 and 3 men would put as much effort going to work as they would for some hot bedroom action! What does this tell you about UK men? Are they very focused on work? Do they like work more than sex?

33% of UK men would travel further to work than for sex!
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1 in 3 men would travel 75 miles for sex
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Remember The Proclaimers?

In August 1988, long before online dating a Scottish duo of identical twin brothers wrote a song, I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). In the song they proclaim (pun intended) they would walk 500 miles and 500 more for the girl. 27 years later 1 in 20 UK men would actually travel 1000 miles for the girl.

1 in 20 UK men would travel 1000 miles for sex!
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As the distance travelled increases the number of men willing to travel decreases as you would except when you reach 1000 miles. However, globally there is an increase when the distance becomes so large that the mode of transport would likely become an aircraft. Globally 6.1% of men would travel more than 1000 miles which really becomes international travel. Factor in flight tickets, hotels, shuttle transfers and the cost of the date this becomes a serious commitment.

1 in 15 men would travel internationally for sex!
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If you're prepared to travel a bit further than most they you can really increase your chance of getting laid online. May be you should make a weekend of it. Between the UK and USA men are willing to travel similar distances. If you have the budget then set your sights on a long distance fling, why not go on a date in Paris, New York or even Las Vegas. And remember in Vegas you stand the chance of getting lucky in more ways than one!

More data

More stats and charts follow. To download the raw data see the media bank link at the end of this article.

Distance (Miles) Gloabl UK USA
10 100% 100% 100%
50 65.6% 65.7% 65.3%
75 34.4% 31.4% 32.4%
100 13.2% 13.9% 14.3%
200 14.9% 13.1% 11.6%
500 10.5% 8.8% 8.1%
1000 6.8% 5.1% 4.2%
1000+ 6.1% 4.4% 3.5%

The data in this table is compounded as someone willing to travel 100 miles would also travel 75, 50 and 10. See the Media Bank for the uncompounded data.

distance men would travel for sex

Press and media

If you would like to use any of these survey results in articles or publications please download our Distance Travelled Survey PDF results from our Media Bank.

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