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Nerve poll: How much of an emotional connection do you need to be sexually attracted to someone?

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In an installment of Dateline last week, a girl self-identified as a "demisexual," which means she needs a strong emotional connection in order to feel attracted to a person. In our latest Nerve poll, we asked how much of an emotional connection you need in order to feel a spark or tingle in your nether regions. Turns out, being a demisexual isn't the norm: 24% answered, "Not much – physical attraction is immediate, emotional connection can follow." Guys, I feel you. Emotions make me sleepy.

27% answered, "A strong one, the physical attraction always follows the emotional one for me." One reader commented, "I envy you casual sex people, I really do." If you ever figure out how to turn off those emotions, let me know. We can be each other's wingman!

And lastly, 48% answered "At least a little one – I like to know our intimacy is more than physical." There you have it! Most people prefer someone who they can naked tango with and talk to. The rest of us are divided between people who just want someone to stare at and people who seek partners to use their strong emotional bonds for powering Oujia boards. 

If you're looking for a demi-hottie or a demi-someone-with-like-minded-interests, you can find them on Nerve.