As an ODA Member we are required to have appropriate and effective arrangements in place for dealing with complaints and enquiries.The ODA provides general information on common enquiries users have about dating services but will not deal directly with individual complaints which are properly the responsibility of member companies.In fact, it’s the #1 sexual turn off for men, and #2 for women. As the World Health Organization has noted, sexuality is a fundamental part of human health and wellbeing.But even more so, it’s also a central part of humanity, and a part of the close relationships that bind us together.The ODA monitors enquiry and complaint levels and the issues complained about.
Research has shown that sexual satisfaction can predict a wide range of outcomes, stretching from one’s sense of happiness, to health factors, and even the likelihood of breaking up (yup, that’s right – low sexual satisfaction is one of the best predictors of divorce! Sex always has been, and always will be, important. Well, you’re not alone: 68% of single men and 57% of single women want to have more sex this year compared to last.
Women, on the other hand, tend to more often use relationship “milestones” as a marker of when to make things sexual, such as a clear sign of commitment or exclusivity. In our study, 21% of women and 23% of men have altered the number of sexual partners they’ve had in the past when asked (either by increasing or decreasing the figure). for the last 10 years, my number is always 8.” Whether you are secure with your number or not, nearly half of singles simply don’t want to know their partners sexual history (56% of men and 48% of women).
It’s a complicated question, and raises another question altogether – what good comes of asking? Although television in bed might seem like a nice way to unwind, 77% of men and 82% of women consider it a major turn off when getting frisky. Satisfying sex typically requires attentiveness to one’s self and to one’s partner – and that’s not easy to do if you’re more focused on the next guest on tonight’s late night show.
We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA) which was set up to ensure high standards of behaviour by dating service providers serving the UK.
The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association.