Tickle's Valentine's Day Study Reveals Creative Bedroom Behaviors

Leading Online Matchmaking Site Tickle Inc. Offers Expert Advice on Reigniting

the Flame; Study Reveals 70 Percent Like to 'Get Creative' in the Bedroom



Feb 03, 2005, 00:00 ET from Tickle Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day,
 online matchmaking service Tickle Inc. today released findings from its
 Valentine's Day Bedroom Behavior Study. The study reveals that 69 percent of
 respondents to Tickle's TrueMatch Personality Test have an exceptionally
 strong sex drive and 70 percent like to "get creative" in bed.  Additionally,
 respondents want their ideal partners to have an even stronger sex drive and
 be even more confident in the bedroom.  Results were pulled from Tickle's
 detailed personality testing within the Tickle Matchmaking service. Thousands
 of Tickle Matchmaking members have been successfully matched through the
 Tickle service.
 
     Key findings from the Bedroom Behavior Study include:
     -- My ideal partner would cook, clean and ...  have a strong sex drive,
        just like me. Of those who responded, 69 percent said they have a
        strong sex drive and 72 percent said they want their partner to be the
        same way.
     -- The big O is overrated ...  Only 26 percent feel that the orgasm is the
        most important aspect of sex.
     -- The first time I saw you, I knew... More than 50 percent of respondents
        believe in love at first sight and 66 percent believe that everyone has
        a soul mate.
     -- Let's just say I know my way around the bedroom ...  70 percent of
        those who responded have confidence in their sexual abilities and
        75 percent want their partners to be just as confident.
     -- Your handcuffs or mine?  70 percent said they like to get creative in
        bed and 74 percent want their partner to be creative.
     -- Emotional involvement matters... 65 percent of those who responded feel
        that the joy of sex is all about the emotional connection behind it and
        68 percent want their partner to feel the same way.
 
     "Falling in love is easy.  In the beginning, love flourishes without much
 effort, and romantic gestures seem to come easily.  But as time passes,
 passion fades, routine settles in and many couples forget, or don't know how,
 to do the things that keep their love alive." says Dr. Jennifer Bruning Brown,
 Tickle's in-house research psychologist. Dr. Brown adds, "All the day to day
 activities, jobs and raising a family take their toll on relationships, and
 romance often fades away or takes a back seat."
     Dr. Brown received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford
 University and has extensive clinical training, including the assessment and
 treatment of depression, eating disorders and relationship issues. She offers
 the following six tips on how to reignite the flame in your relationship this
 Valentine's Day and keep the spark going year round:
 
     1. Start your own relationship traditions or rituals.   Rituals and
 traditions can strengthen a relationships bond by becoming a pleasurable
 activity or habit for only you and your partner to enjoy. Some couples have
 pet names, make sure they say "I love you," every night before bed or each
 time they hang up the phone.
     Other couples have specific activities they do every anniversary, such as
 having a particular meal or looking through their wedding album while
 reminiscing about their nuptials.  By creating and maintaining these
 traditions, you can ensure that you'll have something special to share with
 each other on a regular basis -- something you can look forward to
 experiencing at the same time each year.
 
     2. Remember romance.  Romance is the opportunity to show your significant
 other how special he or she is to you. It doesn't have to mean daily surprises
 of a dozen roses or sending cute cards. It can be finding little, spontaneous
 ways to demonstrate your love.
     Some ideas:  remember to say "thank you" and "I love you" often, take
 walks outside together holding hands, try to be extra considerate of his or
 her feelings, light candles with dinner, or stick post-it notes with sweet
 messages on his or her mirror when they're not looking. And, if your spouse
 doesn't do romantic things for you, show him or her by gently pointing out
 what you like. They can't read your mind, let them know what feels romantic to
 you.
 
     3. Create your relationship history. Every solid relationship has its own
 history of experiences -- things you've done together that created lasting
 memories.  You can create your relationship history by doing memorable or even
 exciting things together as a pair. Take a trip. Explore somewhere new.  Learn
 a new sport together or take a class in something that interests you. Or use
 your imagination by sending your partner on a scavenger hunt to meet you at a
 surprising location where the two of you meet for a romantic rendezvous.  As
 time passes, these experiences will become memories and will form a solid base
 you can fall back on.
 
     4. Know that the little things mean a lot.  Even seemingly small physical
 and verbal expressions of your love for your partner can help you have a more
 love-filled and passionate relationship.  Find a way to say "I love you" every
 day, even if you don't say it out loud.  Kiss your partner before leaving home
 and when you come home.  Give them a massage or a foot rub after a long day.
 Touch your partner as often as possible -- give them hugs, run your fingers
 through their hair, hold their hand while falling asleep.  At first these
 behaviors may seem awkward, and they won't create a passionate marriage or
 relationship overnight, but if you continue doing them they will foster the
 loving mood necessary for a passionate relationship.
 
     5. Schedule dates with each other.  Have lunch together once a week and
 set a regular date night for just the two of you.  These "appointments" will
 help you keep your identity as a couple and will ensure that you are making
 your relationship a priority. If you don't schedule these dates, it becomes
 too easy to put them off until you have more time or have less on your plate.
 Make a plan and stick to it.  Eating dinner out and going out somewhere
 without TV, children or chores as a distraction can allow you to focus on one
 another and your relationship without interruptions.
 
     6. Be willing to work.  Remember that relationships are hard work and that
 they need attention to stay solid.  Even the most healthy, loving
 relationships take work and must be cared for and nurtured regularly to stay
 strong.  While there is no one formula for romantic bliss, most couples who
 have successful relationships work hard to keep it that way.  They make the
 time and spend the energy to give what is needed to the relationship to keep
 making it better.  Be willing to give up as much time as you need to help your
 relationship grow.
 
     Those looking to learn more about their own sexual personality and desires
 can take one of Tickle's 200+ fun tests or PhD-certified premium tests at
 www.Tickle.com, including Tickle's "True Match Test" or the "Sex IQ Test".
 Test-takers can then click over to Tickle Matchmaking and let the years of
 social science, psychology and research the Tickle Research Group has compiled
 help find their ideal match.
     Results from Tickle's "True Match Test" are derived from over
 482,000 respondents who chose to participate in this study from June 2003 to
 January 2005 and are not scientific.
     Additional data available upon request.
 
     About Tickle
     Tickle Inc. is a leading diversified digital media company, focused on
 delivering interpersonal content and services (self-discovery, matchmaking,
 career and social networking) to more than 14 million active members
 worldwide.  Founded in 1999 as Emode, Tickle is a place where people can use
 science to make deep, meaningful connections, understand themselves and
 others, and manage their personal and professional relationships in a way that
 is fun and enjoyable. Ranked as one of the top 10 most visited personal sites
 by comScore Media Metrix for the period ending in December 2004, Tickle is
 distinguished by a strong foundation in scientific research, a proven
 commitment to member privacy, and many years of customer satisfaction. Tickle
 is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Tickle can be found at
 http://www.tickle.com .
 
 

SOURCE Tickle Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day,
 online matchmaking service Tickle Inc. today released findings from its
 Valentine's Day Bedroom Behavior Study. The study reveals that 69 percent of
 respondents to Tickle's TrueMatch Personality Test have an exceptionally
 strong sex drive and 70 percent like to "get creative" in bed.  Additionally,
 respondents want their ideal partners to have an even stronger sex drive and
 be even more confident in the bedroom.  Results were pulled from Tickle's
 detailed personality testing within the Tickle Matchmaking service. Thousands
 of Tickle Matchmaking members have been successfully matched through the
 Tickle service.
 
     Key findings from the Bedroom Behavior Study include:
     -- My ideal partner would cook, clean and ...  have a strong sex drive,
        just like me. Of those who responded, 69 percent said they have a
        strong sex drive and 72 percent said they want their partner to be the
        same way.
     -- The big O is overrated ...  Only 26 percent feel that the orgasm is the
        most important aspect of sex.
     -- The first time I saw you, I knew... More than 50 percent of respondents
        believe in love at first sight and 66 percent believe that everyone has
        a soul mate.
     -- Let's just say I know my way around the bedroom ...  70 percent of
        those who responded have confidence in their sexual abilities and
        75 percent want their partners to be just as confident.
     -- Your handcuffs or mine?  70 percent said they like to get creative in
        bed and 74 percent want their partner to be creative.
     -- Emotional involvement matters... 65 percent of those who responded feel
        that the joy of sex is all about the emotional connection behind it and
        68 percent want their partner to feel the same way.
 
     "Falling in love is easy.  In the beginning, love flourishes without much
 effort, and romantic gestures seem to come easily.  But as time passes,
 passion fades, routine settles in and many couples forget, or don't know how,
 to do the things that keep their love alive." says Dr. Jennifer Bruning Brown,
 Tickle's in-house research psychologist. Dr. Brown adds, "All the day to day
 activities, jobs and raising a family take their toll on relationships, and
 romance often fades away or takes a back seat."
     Dr. Brown received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford
 University and has extensive clinical training, including the assessment and
 treatment of depression, eating disorders and relationship issues. She offers
 the following six tips on how to reignite the flame in your relationship this
 Valentine's Day and keep the spark going year round:
 
     1. Start your own relationship traditions or rituals.   Rituals and
 traditions can strengthen a relationships bond by becoming a pleasurable
 activity or habit for only you and your partner to enjoy. Some couples have
 pet names, make sure they say "I love you," every night before bed or each
 time they hang up the phone.
     Other couples have specific activities they do every anniversary, such as
 having a particular meal or looking through their wedding album while
 reminiscing about their nuptials.  By creating and maintaining these
 traditions, you can ensure that you'll have something special to share with
 each other on a regular basis -- something you can look forward to
 experiencing at the same time each year.
 
     2. Remember romance.  Romance is the opportunity to show your significant
 other how special he or she is to you. It doesn't have to mean daily surprises
 of a dozen roses or sending cute cards. It can be finding little, spontaneous
 ways to demonstrate your love.
     Some ideas:  remember to say "thank you" and "I love you" often, take
 walks outside together holding hands, try to be extra considerate of his or
 her feelings, light candles with dinner, or stick post-it notes with sweet
 messages on his or her mirror when they're not looking. And, if your spouse
 doesn't do romantic things for you, show him or her by gently pointing out
 what you like. They can't read your mind, let them know what feels romantic to
 you.
 
     3. Create your relationship history. Every solid relationship has its own
 history of experiences -- things you've done together that created lasting
 memories.  You can create your relationship history by doing memorable or even
 exciting things together as a pair. Take a trip. Explore somewhere new.  Learn
 a new sport together or take a class in something that interests you. Or use
 your imagination by sending your partner on a scavenger hunt to meet you at a
 surprising location where the two of you meet for a romantic rendezvous.  As
 time passes, these experiences will become memories and will form a solid base
 you can fall back on.
 
     4. Know that the little things mean a lot.  Even seemingly small physical
 and verbal expressions of your love for your partner can help you have a more
 love-filled and passionate relationship.  Find a way to say "I love you" every
 day, even if you don't say it out loud.  Kiss your partner before leaving home
 and when you come home.  Give them a massage or a foot rub after a long day.
 Touch your partner as often as possible -- give them hugs, run your fingers
 through their hair, hold their hand while falling asleep.  At first these
 behaviors may seem awkward, and they won't create a passionate marriage or
 relationship overnight, but if you continue doing them they will foster the
 loving mood necessary for a passionate relationship.
 
     5. Schedule dates with each other.  Have lunch together once a week and
 set a regular date night for just the two of you.  These "appointments" will
 help you keep your identity as a couple and will ensure that you are making
 your relationship a priority. If you don't schedule these dates, it becomes
 too easy to put them off until you have more time or have less on your plate.
 Make a plan and stick to it.  Eating dinner out and going out somewhere
 without TV, children or chores as a distraction can allow you to focus on one
 another and your relationship without interruptions.
 
     6. Be willing to work.  Remember that relationships are hard work and that
 they need attention to stay solid.  Even the most healthy, loving
 relationships take work and must be cared for and nurtured regularly to stay
 strong.  While there is no one formula for romantic bliss, most couples who
 have successful relationships work hard to keep it that way.  They make the
 time and spend the energy to give what is needed to the relationship to keep
 making it better.  Be willing to give up as much time as you need to help your
 relationship grow.
 
     Those looking to learn more about their own sexual personality and desires
 can take one of Tickle's 200+ fun tests or PhD-certified premium tests at
 www.Tickle.com, including Tickle's "True Match Test" or the "Sex IQ Test".
 Test-takers can then click over to Tickle Matchmaking and let the years of
 social science, psychology and research the Tickle Research Group has compiled
 help find their ideal match.
     Results from Tickle's "True Match Test" are derived from over
 482,000 respondents who chose to participate in this study from June 2003 to
 January 2005 and are not scientific.
     Additional data available upon request.
 
     About Tickle
     Tickle Inc. is a leading diversified digital media company, focused on
 delivering interpersonal content and services (self-discovery, matchmaking,
 career and social networking) to more than 14 million active members
 worldwide.  Founded in 1999 as Emode, Tickle is a place where people can use
 science to make deep, meaningful connections, understand themselves and
 others, and manage their personal and professional relationships in a way that
 is fun and enjoyable. Ranked as one of the top 10 most visited personal sites
 by comScore Media Metrix for the period ending in December 2004, Tickle is
 distinguished by a strong foundation in scientific research, a proven
 commitment to member privacy, and many years of customer satisfaction. Tickle
 is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Tickle can be found at
 http://www.tickle.com .
 
 SOURCE  Tickle Inc.