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I’m sure you’ve heard the rumour that French men are incredibly romantic and are amazing lovers. Have you ever wondered how true these stereotypes are? I’m not sure I can answer that, but there are polls conducted that rate the world’s best lovers and worst lovers by nationality.

French Portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrées (King Henry the IV Favourite) and One of Her Sisters. Acquired by the Louvre in 1937.
French Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées (King Henry the IV Favourite) and One of Her Sisters. Acquired by the Louvre in 1937.

Do you think”French Men Are Great lovers”?

Since I couldn’t exactly go around sleeping with a bunch of French men to prove or disprove this stereotype, I decided the next best thing was to refer to the source of all knowledge.

“Existing research.”

I lucked out and stumbled across two polls.

The first study was conducted by a company called “Global Search.”  Global Search used a polling service called and asked 15,000 “well-travelled women” to rate the talents of the men they slept with from 20 different countries.

The goal was to find out what nationality of men made the WORLD’S BEST and WORST LOVERS. 

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Which 10 Countries Had The Worlds Best And Worst lovers

The women surveyed put French men in the top half of the list, just after the Spaniards, Brazilians and Italians. Unfortunately, the poll didn’t state why these anonymous women thought these men were good lovers. 

When it came to the worst lovers, the women did give very simplistic answers as to what made them not great lovers. 

Topping the world’s worst lovers lists were the Germans, who were too stinky and The English, who were too lazy. Americans came in 5th on the world’s worst lovers because they were too rough, and Greek men came in sixth because they were too romantic, which I found a bit odd. 

Here are the full results of the poll. 


  1. Spain
  2. Brazil
  3. Italy
  4. France
  5. Ireland
  6. South Africa
  7. Australia
  8. New Zealand
  9. Denmark
  10. Canada


  1. Germany- (Too Smelly)
  2. England- (Too Lazy)
  3. Sweden – (Too Quick)
  4. Holland – (Too Dominating)
  5. America –(Too Rough)
  6. Greece –(Too Lovey Dovey)
  7. Wales –(Too Selfish)
  8. Scotland –(Too Loud )
  9. Turkey –(Too Sweaty)
  10. Russia –(Too Hairy)

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The SECOND SURVEY: Worlds Best Lovers By Country and Gender

Saucy Date is an adult dating, sex and hookup app and website for people who want to put the physical side of the relationship first.

They asked 22,753 of its heterosexual members, both male and female, the following questions:

Q1: How good was the last person you had sex with on a scale of 0 to 10?

The members were asked to use this scale:

0 : Worst ever
1 : Awful
2 : Extremely bad
3 : Very bad
4 : Bad
5 : Average
6 : Quite good
7 : Good
8 : Very good
9 : Amazing
10 : Best ever

Q2: What was the country of origin of the last person you had sex with?

The results were slightly different than the first survey. 

Hottest Male Lovers: Men from Australia, South Africa and the United States were rated the hottest lovers. 

Men from New Zealand and the UK were voted not so hot. 

Hottest Female Lovers: Women from Canada, France, Italy and the United States were voted hottest lovers. 

Women from Australia, New Zealand, and Spain were voted the least hottest lovers. 

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