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Coldplay Fans Are Prudes

Today in likely apocryphal, but totally fun statistics: Coldplay fans are the least likely music fans to have sex on a first date! A dating site compared users' music tastes with responses to the question "how far would you go on a first date?" and found Coldplay fans to be prudes (preferences instead include cuddling, caterwauling, staring into someone's green eyes, etc.). Other acts whose fans are not likely to have sex on the first date are Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Kings of Leon. Perhaps Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" is being taken as a descriptive warning? Anyway, acts whose fans will totally give it up on a first date include Nirvana, Metallica, Linkin Park, Kanye West, and Gorillaz. Perhaps this study should have also been broken down by gender; we think the salient "statistic" that has been uncovered here is that women won't tell dating sites they'll bang on a first date but men will. [NME via Awl]