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How long should you be dating before you can fart in front of your partner?

ALISON MALONEY

WHEN is it OK to trump in front of your partner?  It signals a milestone in any romance and could even be more of a statement of commitment than saying “I love you.” But question of how long into a new relationship you should be before you would feel comfortable farting in your lover’s presence is a tricky one.

Now the clever people at MIC have been asking that very thing, and have come up with some surprising statistics. They found that 29 per cent of people in their twenties and thirties wait between two and six months before letting rip while 25.2 percent said they’d wait between six months and a year.

But some are more reserved trumpers, with 9.3 per cent saying they would wait a whole year and a 22.4 per cent saying they would ALWAYS leave the room get one go. A few – 7 percent – declared they will never fart in front of partner.  The survey also found that 19 per cent would wait for their partner to fart first before feeling comfortable enough to return the favour.

Amazingly, this hurdle is crossed later than two other significant benchmarks.  Two recent surveys found that couples have between two to five dates to have sex, and saying “I love you” comes about five months into a relationship. But one woman told the researchers: “If you can’t fart with someone you can’t be real with them.”

Another, Anya, said she wouldn’t hold back at any stage.  She said: “No man is worth gastrointestinal discomfort.”

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