SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention guys, a new survey from Zoosk, one of the world's most popular social dating communities, shows women aren't as excited about those naughty photos of you as you think they are. Today, Zoosk polled more than 5,000 members of its community to uncover how singles feel about receiving unexpected naughty photos. The majority of ladies (61%) agree that it would be "creepy" to receive a lewd photo from a guy. The majority of guys (74%), on the other hand, say they would find it "sexy" to receive a naughty photo unexpectedly from a woman.
"On the heels of two U.S. Congressmen allegedly sending shirtless or other naughty photos of themselves to women they don't know, we were wondering if these guys knew something that the rest of us don't – namely that women would actually be attracted to that kind of behavior," said Alex Mehr, co-founder and co-CEO of Zoosk. "Zoosk's survey reveals that what men find to be sexy isn't so sexy to women."
Zoosk conducted the poll on its Facebook page on June 7, 2011. It attracted 5,165 responses in the first hour from over 3.8 million Facebook users who 'Like' Zoosk.
Is it "cheating" to send a naughty or flirtatious photo to someone other than your partner? Again, the sexes are split. Last month, Zoosk conducted a survey to uncover singles' perspectives on monogamy and found that the majority of women polled (62%) said they consider sending flirty text messages or emails to be "cheating." Only 42% of men feel the same way.
Zoosk is one of the world's most popular social dating communities, with millions of singles from around the globe using the service each month. Zoosk provides a safe and fun online dating experience that users can easily access from Zoosk's website, social networking applications, mobile services, and downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has subscribers in more than 60 countries. The service enables users to join, browse, and send a limited number of messages for free. Zoosk users can upgrade to a premium subscription for full access or purchase virtual currency to buy select features and virtual gifts. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, the company is based in San Francisco and backed by Zoosk is the world's largest social dating community Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.