What kind of music lover has the most partners? There’s been a survey.

This survey began with a question: Could the kind of music you prefer affect the amount of hooking up action you get? This British poll–conducted by a cheaty dating site called Illicit Encounters–asked 1,000 Britons about this.

Apparently, the baseline for lifetime lovers in British is six for men and four for women. Let’s now overlay (sorry) the added metric of musical preference to see if that average goes up.

  • Metal: 17
  • Hip-hop: 15
  • R&B: 11
  • Jazz: 3
  • Folk 3

This is a quote from Illicit Encounters: “People who enjoy listening to high-energy music like heavy metal are often more extroverted with a zest for adventure, and that’s reflected in the high number of lovers they’ve bedded. If you’re a jazz lover, it’s more likely you’re a cool cat who’s more in touch with your emotions and have fewer “notches” on your romantic score.”

Good to know. I guess.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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