If Miami were a lady, you wouldn't take her home to mom. No, unlike Chicago, who would make a good mother, or New York City, who is working on her doctorate, Miami is, well, unique. She's the kind of gal you'd meet for a mojito and then promptly pull into the sack — only to find nothing but a hoop earring and the lingering scent of Chanel No. 5 left in the morning.
So says Dan Levy, founder of the free online dating website Adultsonlylist.com. The young, Palo Alto-based entrepreneur recently surveyed 20,000 women in seven major cities in order to understand the sexual behavior of singles ages 18 to 46. Levy had a theory: Women are growing more interested in "no-strings-attached sex" and less concerned with serious relationships.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Over a month, he asked female users of the site — which, he says, is for "casual dating" — essentially: How long does it take to get you naked? "This includes, but is not limited to, vaginal or anal intercourse, oral sex, and mutual masturbation," he wrote on a survey form. Then he gave them three choices: less than one date, at least two, or more than three.
Of the nearly 4,000 Miami users surveyed, 37 percent answered they were down to get freaky before the first date had ended. That percentage was higher than all of the other six cities. (Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C.)
sexual promiscuity in Miami
But don't call Miami a floozy — at least not in front of Levy. He thinks of the numbers as a sort of AIDS-era-Summer-of-Love feminist compliment. "Being sexually free is becoming more accepted for women," he says. "The double standard is crumbling."
Or maybe it's simpler than that. "In warmer climates," he considers, "people wear less clothing."