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“Being lucky is important in life!” says bingo company

With crossed fingers and touched wood, the following article appeared in a recent Daily Mail:

Having sex more than 120 times a year, being healthy and not getting parking tickets make British people feel lucky

People who enjoy good health, avoid the traffic warden and have sex more than 120 times a year consider themselves to be the luckiest in the country.

According to new research not receiving parking tickets, never being seriously ill and having sex on average twice a week is what makes British people feel fortunate.

The study also reveals that six in 10 Britons say they are lucky with 83 per cent of them being in a relationship.

Source: Daily Mail, 29 May 2014

"Being lucky is important in life!" says bingo company

It seems that luck is a simple affair – if you don’t get a parking ticket while having sex in your car, you’re one of the lucky ones amongst us. However, if you don’t self-report as ‘lucky’ in an online survey, it’s clearly your own fault:

However, two in five people who say they are unlucky have never done anything superstitious to turn around their luck with 61 per cent of them saying they would happily walk under a ladder.

There may be a very good reason why people considered to be unlucky haven’t gone out of their way to ‘turn their luck around’, namely that that isn’t really a thing. But, far be it to point out such minor details, when the stakes of poor luck are so high:

Unlucky people are also twice as likely to be single and will probably not have any children.

Naturally, the company who paid for this ‘research’ have their own vested axe to grind:

Mark Jones, of Mecca Bingo, who commissioned the research, said: ‘It’s great to see the nation’s habits when it comes to luck and it’s very positive that the majority think of themselves as lucky.

‘For those that don’t, it is evident there is room for improvement.’

Whether you think yourself lucky or not, there’s no surprise in which direction Mecca Bingo’s Mark Jones thinks you should be headed.


“If you fall ill, you’ll have no way to pay those bills!” says life insurance company

“Bingo puts you in the mood for sex!” says bingo firm, desperate to say ‘6 and 9, 69’

Exactly how much expertise does it take to carry out a sex survey? A recent example from the Mirror and Daily Mail helps shed some light on the subject:

What turns you on? Clean sheets and losing weight top the charts in sex survey

And it seems that while slimming is top of the list for females, for men, a night out with the boys is top of the list.

Fresh bed sheets and losing weight are the biggest turn-ons for women, it has been revealed.

A new survey has shed some light on what exactly gets men and women in the mood for sex.

And it seems that while slimming is top of the list for females, for men, a night out with the boys is top of the list.

Source: Mirror, 28th October 2013

Top turn-ons? Clean sheets and weight loss: Survey finds what really is most effective at getting your partner into bed

Losing weight is most likely to get a woman in the mood for passion, a new study has found.

The research revealed that slimming, winning money and fresh bed sheets are the biggest turn-ons for the female sex.

In contrast, men are most likely to be up for fun between the sheets after a night out with the lads.

Source: Daily Mail, 28th October 2013

Clearly, given the subject of the article, this has to be serious research into the national libido, and what kind of factors put us in the mood, right? Well…

The study of more than 2,000 Brits by entertainment brand Mecca revealed 60 per cent of women would be turned on by winning a sum of money.

And over half of men (52 per cent) would be keen to send their other half to play bingo if it meant they returned home ‘in the mood’.

Entertainment brand, Mecca? Could they possibly mean, this Mecca? The bingo firm, Mecca?

I’ll let ‘relationship expert’ and mouthpiece-for-hire Tracey Cox explain, from the Daily Mail:

Psychologist Tracey Cox, a sex, body language and relationships expert, said winning causes a rush of adrenaline which can make people more aroused.

She said: ‘Winning is a common theme for both sexes when it comes to driving sexual desire.

‘Whether it be a sports team win or a bingo win, they both provide personal gain which induces happiness.

It just goes to show, when it comes to making headlines in the media for your product or brand, simply crowbar in a sex angle and… biingo! The newspapers will lap it up.