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Is there a certain number? Is there a point where you start to wonder "damn, wtf am I doing with my life?"

I was recently watching an episode of how I met your mother where Barney is trying to find the perfect lay for his 200th. And it got me thinking at what point does it become too much?

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Comments (319)

  • UncleMilty's picture

    200th is pretty impressive...

    But I can't shake the feeling that by 30 or so, I'd like to be settled down...

    "When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is."
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  • GentlemanJack's picture

    To each his own but for me it's never enough. I don't know about 200 but I'm definitely over 100 and have no regrets. I've been married and it sucks - divorce is the worst possible thing in the world, humans just weren't meant to be married. I'm just going to enjoy all the fun and women life has to offer.

  • Flake's picture

    I'm saving myself for marriage.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to GentlemanJack
    Neighbor's picture

    GentlemanJack:
    To each his own but for me it's never enough. I don't know about 200 but I'm definitely over 100 and have no regrets. I've been married and it sucks - divorce is the worst possible thing in the world, humans just weren't meant to be married. I'm just going to enjoy all the fun and women life has to offer.

    Over 100? teach me.

    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

  • In reply to Neighbor
    Angus Macgyver's picture

    tlynch5:
    GentlemanJack:
    To each his own but for me it's never enough. I don't know about 200 but I'm definitely over 100 and have no regrets. I've been married and it sucks - divorce is the worst possible thing in the world, humans just weren't meant to be married. I'm just going to enjoy all the fun and women life has to offer.

    Over 100? teach me.

    Option 1: Have George Clooney's charisma, Ryan Gosling's body, Patrick Dempsey's smile, and Johnny Depp's mystique.

    Option 2: Have more money than the lovechild of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

    Option 3: Hit on girls like a Catholic priest hits on little boys - shamelessly and in copious amounts.

    Option 4: Some combination of the above.

  • In reply to Angus Macgyver
    Yohoo's picture

    Angus Macgyver:
    tlynch5:
    GentlemanJack:
    To each his own but for me it's never enough. I don't know about 200 but I'm definitely over 100 and have no regrets. I've been married and it sucks - divorce is the worst possible thing in the world, humans just weren't meant to be married. I'm just going to enjoy all the fun and women life has to offer.

    Over 100? teach me.

    Option 1: Have George Clooney's charisma, Ryan Gosling's body, Patrick Dempsey's smile, and Johnny Depp's mystique.

    Option 2: Have more money than the lovechild of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

    Option 3: Hit on girls like a Catholic priest hits on little boys - shamelessly and in copious amounts.

    Option 4: Some combination of the above.

    Sounds gay to me. You might as well tell him to bang Elton John

    By the way, why would he hits on girls when he is looking for women?

    So you want him to become a pedophile like some catholic priest?

    You got a sad and twisted mind. May God Bless your soul cause you need prayer.

    No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

  • GoW's picture

    I am still waiting for some jaded guy to say, "One."...

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    I remember thinking 100 was a HUGE number when I was 19 and the first of my friends passed the century mark at 23 (he commemorated the occasion with a party and a hot Asian hooker). As you get older you realize that 100 is just an average of 10 over 10 years, which you'll probably hit by accident if you just make it to dollar drink night once a week.

    I have no opinion on how many is too many. I suppose strange is like money, so more is better.

    I've often said that a man could have sex with only one woman in his entire life and be happy, but the minute he has sex with two he's fucked. Once you have someone to compare the first woman against (one will inevitably be better than the other), you begin your quest for the ultimate piece of ass and you'll always wonder if you could be doing better.

    Until you get to be my age, that is, and it's a minor miracle that anyone will sleep with you at all.

  • In reply to GoW
    Yohoo's picture

    God of Wine:
    I am still waiting for some jaded guy to say, "One."...

    The OP can't get any. So One is a lot for him

    One One One One

    No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    Yohoo's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    I remember thinking 100 was a HUGE number when I was 19 and the first of my friends passed the century mark at 23 (he commemorated the occasion with a party and a hot Asian hooker). As you get older you realize that 100 is just an average of 10 over 10 years, which you'll probably hit by accident if you just make it to dollar drink night once a week.

    I have no opinion on how many is too many. I suppose strange is like money, so more is better.

    I've often said that a man could have sex with only one woman in his entire life and be happy, but the minute he has sex with two he's fucked. Once you have someone to compare the first woman against (one will inevitably be better than the other), you begin your quest for the ultimate piece of ass and you'll always wonder if you could be doing better.

    Until you get to be my age, that is, and it's a minor miracle that anyone will sleep with you at all.

    So Tonton Edmundo, tell us. Which one of your wives/ex -wives is better?

    No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

  • ProspectiveMonkey's picture

    Counting after 5-10 is pretty lame, what are you trying to justify your masculinity through your number? I have a good idea of the range of my number but to be honest there has been so many 2nd shots or more that months later you're giving it another go and you really lose track of whether this is the first time with this girl or you've already had sex with her a few times before.

  • In reply to Neighbor
    GentlemanJack's picture

    tlynch5:
    GentlemanJack:
    To each his own but for me it's never enough. I don't know about 200 but I'm definitely over 100 and have no regrets. I've been married and it sucks - divorce is the worst possible thing in the world, humans just weren't meant to be married. I'm just going to enjoy all the fun and women life has to offer.

    Over 100? teach me.


    1 - I'm a little older than most of you (mid 30s). So as Eddie pointed out, after a few years 100 is really not as high a number as you think it is. But of course you don't get there by accident. I think my real number is 130+ (ish)

    2 - I'm tall - 6'4". That helps :). I have yet to meet a woman that likes a short guy over a tall guy. Not trying to hate on the short guys. Women are just pre wired to like tall guys.

    3 - Be confident and assertive. Forget all the women's lib bullshit, women like a man that takes the lead and are dominant in the relationship. Don't ask her, TELL her. Don't be an asshole, but be firm. "is it ok if I pick you up? When will you be ready? Where would you like to go?". WRONG. Try this instead: "I will be at your place at 7 and I have a reservation for us at this restaurant that I want to go to and I think you look great in your blue skirt and would appreciate it if you wore it for me tonight . . .". Sure, it's not going to work for everyone, but just try it, you might be surprised at the results.

    4 - you gotta have some game. A wise man once told me that women like a man who cooks. It's true. You invite a woman over, pour some wine, have some flowers for her, cook a dinner for both of you. Keep a nice & clean place with some music in the backround and, fughedaboudit, her panties will just slip off, you wont even have to try.

    5 - you gotta know shit about the world. I have this theory that women are turned on by learning things. Teaching them things makes then want you in some primal way. I'm a voracious reader on current events so I tend to talk about those things. I also read about (and enjoy) wine & cigars and teach women about that. This is all just a theory of course but it's worked well for me.

    I'm sure there's other things that im forgetting right now (didn't list any of the bedroom stuff) but this will get you started :)

  • Working9-5's picture

    As many of the poster before me has pointed out; After a couple of years with a normal sex drive you've most likely slayed 50+ laidies/dragons. I don't know my exact number, but it is somewhere in the range of 50-70 as I don't keep tab on who I've done before in an inebriated state at 4 in the morning.

    A tip is never to ask a woman/girl/lady/dragon if you've slept together before because you recognize the motions. Can't possibly turn out good for you.

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  • Falcon's picture

    I seriously believe it is pretty easy to patten your numbers. In high school alone, you can get 10-15. freshman yr of college you better be able to get a good number and so on. Over time the numbers will slowly add up and next thing you know, you'll be at 50 and you're going to try to remember who was who and sometime you will even forget who you fondled with.

  • In reply to Falcon
    Flake's picture

    Lotin:
    I seriously believe it is pretty easy to patten your numbers. In high school alone, you can get 10-15. freshman yr of college you better be able to get a good number and so on. Over time the numbers will slowly add up and next thing you know, you'll be at 50 and you're going to try to remember who was who and sometime you will even forget who you fondled with.

    I still get 10-15 in HS.

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  • In reply to Flake
    Falcon's picture

    Flake:
    Lotin:
    I seriously believe it is pretty easy to patten your numbers. In high school alone, you can get 10-15. freshman yr of college you better be able to get a good number and so on. Over time the numbers will slowly add up and next thing you know, you'll be at 50 and you're going to try to remember who was who and sometime you will even forget who you fondled with.

    I still get 10-15 in HS.

    it's really not that hard

    Coming from the inner city, where we had about 5 different high schools around.
    get 2 chicks from each high school and a couple from your own.

  • txjustin's picture

    Lotin, his comment went right over your head.

  • etherlord's picture

    "Median number of female sexual partners in lifetime, for men 25-44 years of age, 2006-2008: 6.1"
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/abc_list_n.htm

    Statistically speaking, everyone in this thread is either very exceptional, or a liar. I think, the latter is more probable.

  • bears1208's picture

    I got more in HS then i'll end up with when I graduate undergrad in May. But I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I started young, was an All American athlete in HS, i'm short which has started to hurt me more, and my undergrad is full of trolls. I shouldn't have to work so hard for a 6 but apparently 7's are like the holy grail here.

    Also, this is true for me but i'm sure it's true for other guys as well, I rather have a girl who i'm steadily having sex and I know I can always go back to than having to work hard every time I go out. Fuck buddies ftw.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    esbanker's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    I've often said that a man could have sex with only one woman in his entire life and be happy, but the minute he has sex with two he's fucked. Once you have someone to compare the first woman against (one will inevitably be better than the other), you begin your quest for the ultimate piece of ass and you'll always wonder if you could be doing better.

    Tis the curse of being a man.

    Capitalist

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    Yohoo's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:

    I've often said that a man could have sex with only one woman in his entire life and be happy, but the minute he has sex with two he's fucked. Once you have someone to compare the first woman against (one will inevitably be better than the other), you begin your quest for the ultimate piece of ass and you'll always wonder if you could be doing better..

    Eddy , which one of your wives is a better fucker?

    Do you compare them to each other like you said in your post?

    No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

  • In reply to etherlord
    IamObama's picture

    etherlord:
    "Median number of female sexual partners in lifetime, for men 25-44 years of age, 2006-2008: 6.1"
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/abc_list_n.htm

    Statistically speaking, everyone in this thread is either very exceptional, or a liar. I think, the latter is more probable.

    That survey includes a good portion of the population that is socially awkward and obese

  • In reply to IamObama
    etherlord's picture

    IamObama:
    etherlord:
    "Median number of female sexual partners in lifetime, for men 25-44 years of age, 2006-2008: 6.1"
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/abc_list_n.htm

    Statistically speaking, everyone in this thread is either very exceptional, or a liar. I think, the latter is more probable.

    That survey includes a good portion of the population that is socially awkward and obese

    Nice try.

    "Thus, in total, 21 percent of the men and 15 percent of the women admitted they had lied and/or they had provided an inaccurate partner count. "
    "Analyzing the responses of these admitted liars, whom Brown calls "self-incriminators," compared to other respondents who said they were telling the truth, he found that self-incriminators composed more than half of all respondents who said they had had more than 50 lifetime sex partners."
    http://www.physorg.com/news10824.html

    Most of those who state 50+ numbers are liars. Here people are boasting about triple digits.

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    I find those numbers impossible to believe. With the exception of one hetero guy I know in that age range, I've personally watched most of my friends smash more than six randoms. Not as in "watched them in the act" - that would just be creepy. As in, watched them go home with more than 6 sluts over the years.

    There has to have been an explosion in vocations to the clergy just to skew the numbers from my crew alone down to 6.1.

  • Hooked on LEAPS's picture

    I hope I hit 100 some day....

    Competition is a sin.

    -John D. Rockefeller

  • D M's picture

    6.1 isn't that hard to imagine when you take into account the amount of religious people in the world who believe in monogamous relationships (or even having 4 wives still puts you under the 6.1 number)

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  • In reply to IamObama
    esbanker's picture

    IamObama:
    etherlord:
    "Median number of female sexual partners in lifetime, for men 25-44 years of age, 2006-2008: 6.1"
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/abc_list_n.htm

    Statistically speaking, everyone in this thread is either very exceptional, or a liar. I think, the latter is more probable.


    http://wallstreetprep.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=1000&source=600x400

    That survey includes a good portion of the population that is socially awkward and obese

    many of which are probably hanging out around here during a saturday ;)

    Capitalist

  • shorttheworld's picture

    ether you seriously dont have any manwhore friends who have slayedmore than 6 people?

    im pretty sure ratinamaze has even slept with over six

  • shorttheworld's picture

    an average of SIX means youre waiting YEARS to sleep with a diff girl

  • In reply to shorttheworld
    etherlord's picture

    shorttheworld:
    ether you seriously dont have any manwhore friends who have slayedmore than 6 people?

    im pretty sure ratinamaze has even slept with over six

    Six - yeah, sure. 30-50 - possible. But 200 in their 20s?
    To hit 200, you have to have sex with a new girl every week, 4 years in a row.

    Unless they have plenty of time and money to spare, are above average looking, don't ever have relationships, and bang fat/ugly skanks/buy escorts, I would say that's highly improbable.

    IMHO, chances of encountering someone like that on a banker forum filled with 4.0 GPA nerdy kids is close to zero. Chances of encountering liars obsessed with status are, however, extremely high.

  • Leonidas's picture

    Women are for the most part interchangeable to me. Frequency of sex is a hell of a lot more important to me than the number of chicks I bang. I only have one screening criteria: no fatties.

    Provided the girl is skinny, I really don't see the point in chasing after 9s and 10s, when I can bed solid 6s with minimal effort.

    Anyone else in the same boat as me?

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  • In reply to Leonidas
    GentlemanJack's picture

    Leonidas:
    Women are for the most part interchangeable to me. Frequency of sex is a hell of a lot more important to me than the number of chicks I bang. I only have one screening criteria: no fatties.

    Provided the girl is skinny, I really don't see the point in chasing after 9s and 10s, when I can bed solid 6s with minimal effort.

    Anyone else in the same boat as me?

    I don't discriminate against fatties, they tend to be the real freaks and I like my women a little freaky. Not my preference, but I'm not hating on them either. I agree about the solid 6s. Most 9s and 10s are a pain in the ass to deal with anyways and I get tired of that shit quickly.

  • In reply to Leonidas
    GentlemanJack's picture

    Leonidas:
    Women are for the most part interchangeable to me. Frequency of sex is a hell of a lot more important to me than the number of chicks I bang. I only have one screening criteria: no fatties.

    Provided the girl is skinny, I really don't see the point in chasing after 9s and 10s, when I can bed solid 6s with minimal effort.

    Anyone else in the same boat as me?

    I don't discriminate against fatties, they tend to be the real freaks and I like my women a little freaky. Not my preference, but I'm not hating on them either. I agree about the solid 6s. Most 9s and 10s are a pain in the ass to deal with anyways and I get tired of that shit quickly.

  • michael grimes's picture

    How the hell did you start in HS? I'm pretty sure only Andover is fine with that. Exeter, Choate, DA, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Loomis are quite serious.

  • mb666's picture

    If you get with 100+ diff women, what's the probability that some of them had a STD? Someone create a probability distribution (I don't know the STD statistics). Plus the women who are likely to get down sooner have higher chances of having an STD.

    6.1 over lifetime can make sense.... women tend to underestimate that number, men over-exaggerate it... it equals out. Then also incorporate normal Americans. Being on WSO, on average, we are probably more exposed to the party scene in college (only a fraction of Americans receive their bachelors), we probably make more $ to our peers (finance jobs pay well and women prefer $ makers), etc.

    The math for 100+ seems simple (~1 girl per month, within a decade)... but that seems like a lot of work. Plus you have to assume that you will settle down if you find the "right one" even if for a few months.

    I'm taking the 10-15 in h.s. and 40-50 in college with a grain of salt... actually overdosing on salt. I don't believe that whatsoever. You would have to be the star QB or super wealthy kid to pull that off... on top of just surrounding yourself around sluts.

  • monty09's picture

    and having money has nothing to do with anything... women like cool guys... money helps to a degree but if you are a nerd.. you are a nerd

  • In reply to monty09
    TraderDaily's picture

    monty09:
    and having money has nothing to do with anything... women like cool guys... money helps to a degree but if you are a nerd.. you are a nerd

    .

    Most people in Finance were/are nerds to an extent and those with money don't seem to have a problem. Let's face it. Where I live, men with money have access to hot, beautiful women with the right pedigree in some cases as well. Think Penelope in Trading Places. When you're Louis Winthorpe, you get access to high caliber women. Women are wired to want someone who is successful. Goes back to the wild when the man had go out and hunt. I've had two women in the past few months ask me how much do people in my profession make as a sly prequalifier.

  • bears1208's picture

    The vast majority of people don't have a bunch of sexual partners in HS. Not sure why people keep assuming 10-15 partners in HS, for most it's about 1-2 max. I had a decent amount in HS but I was probably the only person I know that had more than 3-4 in HS.

  • monty09's picture

    yeah in hs i had a "gf" every 6 weeks.. it was hs.. college was kind of the same.. haha

    I played D1 Baseball

  • monty09's picture

    i know several guys on the baseball,basketball team who had more then 10 in hs.. but i went to an inner city school of 3k students... my grad class was over 900

  • In reply to Angus Macgyver
    Kuggi2011's picture

    Angus Macgyver:
    tlynch5:
    GentlemanJack:
    To each his own but for me it's never enough. I don't know about 200 but I'm definitely over 100 and have no regrets. I've been married and it sucks - divorce is the worst possible thing in the world, humans just weren't meant to be married. I'm just going to enjoy all the fun and women life has to offer.

    Over 100? teach me.

    Option 1: Have George Clooney's charisma, Ryan Gosling's body, Patrick Dempsey's smile, and Johnny Depp's mystique.

    Option 2: Have more money than the lovechild of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

    Option 3: Hit on girls like a Catholic priest hits on little boys - shamelessly and in copious amounts.

    Option 4: Some combination of the above.

    Don't forget that you should be taller than women with high heels in most cases.

  • In reply to monty09
    Falcon's picture

    monty09:
    i know several guys on the baseball,basketball team who had more then 10 in hs.. but i went to an inner city school of 3k students... my grad class was over 900

    Exactly, I mentioned that earlier.

    Not everyone went to private schools Exeter, Deerfield, etc... When you're in the inner city, it is easier.
    And who was that kid that posted a few weeks ago saying it was easier picking up chicks I the city instead of his small town. That's how I look at it.

  • In reply to monty09
    bears1208's picture

    monty09:
    yeah in hs i had a "gf" every 6 weeks.. it was hs.. college was kind of the same.. haha

    I played D1 Baseball


    Yes, I get that half this thread has been about you bragging. I also played a d1 sport before having a career ending injury and I also was with a lot of chicks in HS. But the point being that if you looked around you, realized we were talking about averages, you would see that most kids aren't banging a lot of girls in HS. In the US the average age for a kid to lose his virginity is 17. Which means Junior/Senior year. Assuming that most of these kids are in legit relationships when they lose their virginity you would expect most to have slept with 1-2 girls in HS, which is what seems to be the norm if I think about people I know from my HS.
  • In reply to bears1208
    monty09's picture

    bears1208:
    monty09:
    yeah in hs i had a "gf" every 6 weeks.. it was hs.. college was kind of the same.. haha

    I played D1 Baseball


    Yes, I get that half this thread has been about you bragging. I also played a d1 sport before having a career ending injury and I also was with a lot of chicks in HS. But the point being that if you looked around you, realized we were talking about averages, you would see that most kids aren't banging a lot of girls in HS. In the US the average age for a kid to lose his virginity is 17. Which means Junior/Senior year. Assuming that most of these kids are in legit relationships when they lose their virginity you would expect most to have slept with 1-2 girls in HS, which is what seems to be the norm if I think about people I know from my HS.

    not bragging but for someone to say flat out its bs is dumb... not everyone falls into the under 10 for life bucket.. and while most will... you will have many who are 5-15x over that number...

    sorry you got hurt bud... i had a bad injury my freshman that I thought would end my playing... def sucks

  • monty09's picture

    and i would not call any hs relationship "legit"

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