A third of women feel they have to have sex with partners on Valentine's Day

Almost one in three women feel they to have sex with their partner on Valentine's Day, a new study has revealed.

Monday, 13th February 2017, 11:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:34 am
How will you celebrate this Valentine's Day? Picture: Shutterstock.

Around 30% of ladies will feel obliged to have some form of sexual intimacy with their partners compared to just 18% of men.

The findings come from a poll of 2,000 British couples.

It found that the British are surprisingly unromantic when it comes to February 14th and the annual celebration of love.

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Only one in five adults polled said they were expecting to be wined and dined on Saint Valentine's Day and over a third are not planning to do doing anything at all to celebrate.

The surprising stats, also revealed that two thirds of people will spend less than £20 on their partner, with a third preferring to stay at home and tuck into a takeaway.

Pressure to make it special

Relationship Counsellor Elaine Taylor, from the Cambridge office of Relate, said: "There is so much pressure around Valentine's Day to make a big romantic gesture.

"However, rather than spending a fortune on flowers or chocolates or feeling obliged to have sex when your heart just isn't in it, what I will be suggesting to my clients is to find a way to show that you are emotionally connected - which feels meaningful for the two of you as a couple.

"A small, simple and kind gesture, or a few heartfelt words, can make all the difference to a relationship at this time of year."

Respondents were also asked who would be their ideal date for Valentine's night - with Tom Hardy and Kylie Minogue coming out top.

No sex please, we’re married

The survey revealed almost half (48%) of Brits had sex less than 20 times last year and the average amount number of one-night- stands per person was just one.

However, the average Brit - including those with partners - only went on nine dates all year while a third of the Brits asked (31%) went dateless.

Shockingly, 12% of married couples went without sex throughout last year, yet one in ten married respondents admitted to having a fling.