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Britgeek here.

Something a little bit different today. Something a bit fun. A publicist dropped me a line this afternoon asking me if I wanted to run a sex survey. A sex survey, you ask? Why yes.

20th Century Fox recently released the Anna Farris/Chris Evans comedy WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER on DVD and Blu-ray and decided to team up with online dating agency My Single Friend for a rather intimate survey to coincide with the film's arrival.

When asked 'Would you prefer the number of dates you have had been on to be lower?' (respondents 14,308) of those said Yes. 81% were women with the No quotient being 73% male.

Again, when asked 'Would someone who's been on a large number of dates put you off?' (respondents 9,612) 67% of the No category were male, whereas 72% of the Yes category were female.

For the question 'How many dates is a reasonable amount for a partner to have been on?' (respondents 12,291) the top category was between 20-30 dates, which scored 31% overall. Females were much harder again in this section, stating 1-2 dates or 3-5 dates all being more reasonable.

And that's not all. Statistics collected in 23 countries from around the world revealed some saucy secrets:

-- The average number of sexual partners around the world is 12
-- The average number of partners around the world for men is 15, -- with 14 being the average in the UK
--The average number of partners around the world for woman is 8, with 8 also being the average in the UK
--Danish women are the most promiscuous in the world with an average of 16 partners (out of 23 countries polled)
--When asked which country they thought would have had the highest number of partners, most countries assumed they were having more sex than anyone else




WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER is available now on DVD and Blu-ray


Here's the skinny on the film:

On her way home after losing her job, Ally Darling comes across a magazine article entitled "What's Your Number?", which asks the reader to calculate how many people she has slept with. Realizing that her number is double the average, Ally decides to track down all of her ex-boyfriends in the hope that one of them will have grown into the man she wants to marry, and therefore the number of men she has slept with will never have to increase. With the help of her womanizing neighbor Colin Shea, she manages to find all of her exes, but things do not quite work out the way she had expected


Like I said, something a little different!




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  • Feb. 9, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST


    by cheekerpot

    Dunno which age category the survey used but 12 is already half too many imo haha

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    QUIT MAKING COMEDY (and rom com posters) WHITE WITH RED TEXT


    and then just having the people standing there like, can you believe this? ain't this some shit? girls are wackyyyyyyy!

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST


    at least they used white text in a red block, but still....

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    does "date" mean "sex" in Britain or something?

    by freak2thec0re

    Cause the "number" in that movie refers to the # of people you've boned, not the # of dates you've been on, right?

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Any link with the full details of the survey?

    by KilliK

  • because statistically there are more women than men in the world...and for a guy to get more women, women would have to be fucking more guys each. also if you say you have a survey to take, maybe you should link it.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    no wait, my math is flawed. i'm on nyquil.


  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    Can I have the 5 minutes of my life I spent reading this article back

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Next Stop...

    by Papa Lazaru


  • .. an she don't play by societys rules, fuck no! woooo. she be keepin it real!! An he's all like what the fuck?? this chick is off da hook!! she aint like any chick i ever met she's like really kooky and seems unable to function an behave in everyday life...but thats ok cos she's dope. And even though its like totally present day she doesnt keep contacts in a mobile phone,iphone,smartphone,blackberry,tablet,laptop or even a fuckin filofax but in a ....LITTLE BLACK BOOK...LIKE THE FONZ!! FUCKOFFFUCKOFFFUCKOFF

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    easy answer, zombot

    by Mugato5150

    Guys exaggerate, women down-play. Like Dante's ex-girlfriend saying she only had sex with with 3 guys but turns out she sucked 36 dicks. I mean 37. Whether they were in a row is unknown.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    thanks icanhavethat

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    you just made me spurt coffee over my montor laughing out loud at your talkback...funny shit. With regards this article, wtf? Britgeek, your an arse, and so are your articles

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Is this article for real?????

    by Be_a_zed

    What a complete total and utter waste of time. Why the fuck is this on here??????????

  • the girls lap this shit up- women being portrayed strong and independent, sleeping around as much as guys, going for the big jobs, dancing around the dinner table with their rainbow of best token stereotypical friends.. ..but they show that something is right. until then, even her awesome apartment, dog and high profile life are meaningless. then is the 2 hour love/hate/love/hate/love/hate formula that is romance, supposedly. the characters will have more arguments before they are even together than most people do in a marriage. there will be jokes about penis size, periods, farts, and old people. in the end she gets the guy that she needs, supposedly. if you think these flicks make men look bad, they make the women look even worse- to men...and they give the impression that true love is something that starts as a struggle, you have a lot of fights, and then you agree to disagree or some shit, and settle for each other. well, that's how my first marriage was and it sucks. never marry for lust, fire and the idea that opposites attract. they do, briefly- but not long term. since then i've met the love of my life, and we just know. it's a feeling you can't explain. we have never fought or argued over anything. nor did we have to settle or adapt or change our lives for each other. true love fits. it's not a rom-com, even though it's fun as hell. despite what they tell you, your lover SHOULD be your best friend. not a trophy, or a goal, or someone unattainable. the male best friend always gets fucked over in these movies, which has led millions of women to totally ignore theirs.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST

    be_a_zed- to sell DVDs via AMAZON


    and NO OTHER REASON. the ONLY LINK here is the image, which links to amazon. AICN has done a TON of amazon whoring lately, posting rather pointless articles- if you can call them that- with multiple amazon links to the products that they report on. i want to put report in quotations but AICN sucks at that now. anyway, they are getting paid well by amazon, i imagine.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I'm glad

    by mighty boosh

    Others thought it was pointless, I thought it was just me. And also, yes, rom-coms are possibly the most predictable, manipulative and banal of the various genres of film. They stick so hard to the same formula of boy meets girl, they get on and get together / are prohibited to get together, then some fight or memorable moment occurs (usually a relative dying/getting hurt or an unrealistic apology gesture) then they get together (after one of them is about to get on a plane / get married, etc but the other manages to intervene and get what they want) in the end. God, I just wasted my time on this article AGAIN.

  • James Macavoy said he was worried how the audience will react to the beastiality scenes. One of the funniest and disgustingly wretched books ever. A wee bit of uk movie news....

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Does "speed date" count?

    by buggerbugger

    Because those can last about as long as- No, never mind.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Speed dating

    by mighty boosh

    Would be better if it were dating on speed. Imagine the horror.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I thought WE were going to take the survey

    by Jaster Mareel

    I lost count, but my number is 22 or 23. Yeah.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    I tried speed dating once

    by Jaster Mareel

    It fucking blew. I think I was 33 at the time and I got lumped into the older crowd, AKA the fucking WATER BUFFALOS! here's a hint bitch, if you've spent your life seeing how many ferraro rochets you could fit in your fucking mouth, nobody wants to fuck you. And really, that's the primary motivator for a man looking for a woman. Just behind me was the under 30 match-making and there was a bunch of honeys in there. I was pissed.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    @mighty boosh

    by buggerbugger

    On the plus side, the bloke couldn't be accused of not having a lot to talk to her about. Okay, it would more accurately be described as talking **at** her, but what does she want, fucking perfection? Bloke's not made out of drugs, for fuck's sake. Did I say drugs? I meant drugs.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    Sorry, you'll have to speak up, I'm drugs. Did I say drugs? I meant drugs.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Red Letter Media really torched this movie

    by Mugato5150

    Hehe, get it? Torched? Thank you, I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip the veal and try the waitress.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I torch myself

    by mighty boosh

    I want you to notice

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Chris Evans torched himself in those movies.

    by buggerbugger

    Which brings us back full circle to "What's Your Number?" and Evans's being a fantastic "4". Interesting fact: If Anna Farris stood up straight on that DVD cover, she'd be much taller than Chris Evans.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    This now counts as cool news?

    by Mike Plowman

    This site is dying on it's arse.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Anna Farris

    by mighty boosh

    Is taller than Liam Neeson. She put on a middle-aged Irishman-style wig to become his stunt double for 'Taken'.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    There are more than 23 countries in the world.

    by moonlightdrive

    Do I need to go on? Therefore, Danish women are the most promiscuous out of the 23 (NOT STATED) countries surveyed, not "the world".

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Only 23 countries responded to the poll,

    by buggerbugger

    the rest of the world was too busy being promiscuous to stop screwing for five minutes.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Here's the skinny

    by Lemmys_E_string

    Fucksake....what next, "do the math", or "write me". Britgeek in name only! Also, this is a filmsite, not Marie bloody Clare.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Do Hookers count?

    by UGG

    because if not, mines 1 and a half...

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel

    The closest I ever got to fucking a hooker was this girl I knew who did pornos in Chicago and hooked on the side. She had a crush on me, or thought she did in her drug-haze anyway and sort of chased me around trying to get me to fuck her. Now, she was pretty hot, n't get me wrong.....but she was a PORN STAR AND AS HOOKER! I might as well lop my cock off with garden shears! Plus, she was so fucked up most of the time anyway. But crossed my mind. I mean, hot pussy is hot pussy. Luckily I found a girlfriend shortly after that so teh temptation was over.

  • and therefore he was Anna Faris' gay friend and those were the man he had slept with. And her list was blank because she was unwilling to list all her lovers and look like a slut.

  • Feb. 9, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Last time I checked it was 30>

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    I've have a few since then so who knows what my count is now. But I always lie when I'm asked because I don't want people to know I was a slut in my youth. Goddammit why can't I just find one to love??? But I'm totally STD free so I gotta be happy about that right?

  • Every time I make a pilgrimage to Amsterdam.

  • Yep

  • This is some Cosmo shit. What is it doing on my geek news site? Not that this has been a geek news site for about eight years or so.

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Why is Anna Farris's ass busting the banner?

    by GilbertRSmith

    Is it like a Shallow Hal thing and she's actually fat but we can't see it?


  • Feb. 10, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    So basically, this 'something different' post is..

    by schnide advert. You haven't run a survey, you've run the results of a very unscientific survey, which exists purely to publicise the release of this watered-down stereotypical 'romcom'.

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    This site still looks so shitty you forget it's shilling.

    by SigourneyWeavers3Dbeaver

    Harry, survey your staff on how much money it would cost to run an article on a Jonas Brothers movie or some such shit on here. We're not interested in this piss. Can I take BritGeeks's place? I'm a proper writer, and use the word 'cunt' alot.

  • Feb. 10, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by Joe Plumber

    Boy, that's gotta be a new low in good by association marketing. No, "By The Director Of" or "From the Producers Of."