Shout out to Mic.com for collecting the data on this (wind)breaking study.
Unbeknownst to all of us at Vancity Buzz, there’s actually an appropriate time to fart in a relationship. Most of us here in the office tend to let it rip from day one, which could explain why the majority of us are single.
At any rate, we now know better and can jump back into the world of dating with a new sense of reasonable boundaries.
While Mic’s study was small – only 129 people were surveyed – it’s enough to give us a glimpse into the tooting habits of new couples. More than half of respondents say they start farting in front of their partner in six months or less – 29% say they wait two to six months, and 22.4% say they wait just a few weeks.
Only 7% of respondents say that they will never ever cut the cheese in front of their significant other. We’re having trouble wrapping our heads around the thought processes of those people – while holding in farts isn’t necessarily bad for you, why wouldn’t you want to feel the pure joy of sweet release?
About 18% of respondents say they wait for their partner to butt sneeze first, and Mic.com says 73% of those are women. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering there was a whole episode of Sex and the City dedicated to Carrie accidentally passing wind in front of Big.