In This Country, Women Pick Chocolate Over Sex
French women say they know where happiness lies
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2014 6:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – French women have apparently found the key to happiness—in chocolate. According to a new poll, French woman say food (chocolate in particular) is the most important factor in happiness, the Chicago Tribune reports. Men chose sex as number one, and gave it a 7.5 out of ten when ranking elements of well-being. French women gave sex a 6.7 and said they would prefer less sex to less food. Men, of course, chose less food. Could French men be falling short in the bedroom?

Not really, says Ian Kerner, a sex and relationship adviser: "A lot of people have just lowered their expectations around sex," and are used to "being in sex ruts or not having sex." What's more, he says, "People break up every day over their sex lives. I have yet to see anybody who's breaking up over chocolate." On the other hand, the polling agency noted that 72% of French people said a bad lover is worse than a partner who can't cook, Reuters reports. (For more, see what percentage of French couples say they have bad sex lives.)

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May 9, 2014 8:07 AM CDT
this is great...this is just great...where is the guy that knows how to change it to chocolate
May 6, 2014 10:22 PM CDT
May 6, 2014 10:45 AM CDT
Women who eat as much chocolate as they like tend not to have as many options with men. Women who have as many men as they like tend not to be able to eat as much as they'd like. Perhaps an over-generalization, but fairly accurate in most cases.