NYT To Students: How Many People Would You Like To Sleep With?

On the flimsy pretext of this being the season when HS seniors get their college acceptances, a New York Times column has set about asking current college students about their plans for future sexual conquests.

Stephen Dubner handed his 'Freakonomics' column over to his assistant, Nicole Tourtelot, this week. She asked five collegians five questions. Three of them were innocuous: who's paying for your education, how do you view cigarette smoking, what's your dream job?

But then came:

  • How many more people do you think you’ll sleep with before you get married?
  • How many would you like to?

And this would be instructive to incoming freshmen because?

For the record, watch out for Ali, ladies. He thinks he'll sleep with at least 20, but would "like to sleep with way more than 20." Guys on the make might consider inviting Sophie to dinner. She's shooting for 24.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.