The survey, carried out by IllicitEncounters.com, also revealed a third of women would be keen to meet a past lover
A huge number of women admit to pining for an ex-lover (Image: Getty)
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Six out of 10 women pine for sex with one of their ex-lovers, according to a new survey.
It found that 59% regularly fantasise about previous sexual encounters with former boyfriends.
A third of women (32%) would be keen to meet with a past lover if they were approached on a site like Facebook .
More than half of women (56%) said they had the best sex of their lives in a previous relationship – rather than with their current lover.
Men, in contrast, are less nostalgic about sex with the ex.
The survey revealed men are much less nostalgic about their former partners (Image: Getty)
Fewer than half (48%) reminisce fondly about old sexual liaisons.
Just 29% said they had their best sex in a previous relationship and only a quarter (24%) wanted to revisit a former romance.
The results are revealed in a new survey of 1,000 people byIllicitEncounters.com – Britain’s leading dating website for married people.
It found: 44% of women and 71% of men said their best sex was with their current partner;
- 37% of women and 14% of men said it was with an ex-partner;
- 7% of both women and men named their first love as their best lover;
- 7% of women and 4% of men said a friend was their best lover;
- 4% of women and 3% said their best sex was a one night stand.
- Just 1% of men and women name a holiday fling as their best sex.
The most important factor in achieving the best sex was love for 44% of women and 41% of men.
Love was an important factor in sex for both men and women
Feeling confident (39%) was far important to women than it was to men (28%).
IllicitEncounters.com spokesman Christian Grant said: “We have found the ‘greener grass syndrome’ is a significant driver of female registrations.
“Women are becoming increasingly sexually assertive and less prepared to settle for second best in a relationship.
“Women don’t tend to marry the guy they had great sex with. They marry for more ‘sensible’ attributes – like whether he’ll be loyal and a good father.
“Mr Sensible is fine for the first five years of marriage but after that women get restless and seek excitement elsewhere – either by looking up an ex on Facebook or joining a dating site like IllicitEncounters.com.”
IllicitEncounters.com is Britain’s biggest extra-marital site with more than one million members.