Women in Spain dating, flirting

A recent study by an online dating website revealed that Spanish women are the most flirtatious in the world.

The dating website Badoo.com found that Spanish women were most likely to initiate the first contact with a man than women from any other country in which the site operates.

With a registered userbase of 80 million registered across more than 240 countries, and 90 million visitors to its site last month the site conducted the online survey.

It would appear that Spain’s Catholic traditional stereotype is just that, a stereotype, with analysis of the survey showing that the average Spanish woman initiates 1.33 contacts with a man per month while women in Britain come out at only 0.78, France at 0.69 and the United States at 0.63.

“Most of us still expect men to be the ones making the first approach towards the opposite sex”, says Lloyd Price, Badoo’s Director of Marketing.

“But we wanted to know whether women in some countries were more likely to approach men than those in others – and what this said about those societies.”

The survey resulted in the “World Flirtation League”, which ranked 20 countries according to the number of contacts with a man initiated by women.

The survey also found that men were still by far the most likely to initiate an online contact.


1. Spain 1.33
2. Poland 1.31
3. Dominican Republic 1.25
4.= Italy 1.13
4.= Argentina 1.13
6. Brazil 1.12
7. Chile 1.09
8. Portugal 1.04
9. Canada 0.96
10. Venezuela 0.94
11. Netherlands 0.86
12. Germany 0.81
13. Colombia 0.80
14. UK 0.78
15. Czech Republic 0.76
16. Mexico 0.72
17. France 0.69
18. Belgium 0.68
19. United States 0.63
20. Ecuador 0.62

* Explanation: “Score” means the number of female-to-male contacts per month initiated by the average woman in that country. For example, Spain’s score of 1.33 means the average Spanish woman initiates 1.33 contacts with a man per month.

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