What’s your number?!
It’s a question that should never be asked and most definitely should never be answered! I made that mistake when my beau asked me on a night out, I’ve been single for four years and am not shy about answering this (obviously, I write a blog about my dating history for goodness sake!). I made the mistake of just blurting it out, ahhh the benefit of hindsight! It’s not so much that he has a complex over it now, but every so often he makes a joke, is it in jest I hear you cry… the truth is I’m not sure…
So you can imagine how it made me stand up and pay attention when I saw that a new film is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray that depicts a woman who has slept with 20 guys and decides that her soul mate must be one of them – so then proceeds to go out with them again until she finds ‘the-one’. It got me to thinking about when I was single, and how many times I went out with an ex, to try to reignite the flame, and how many times it had actually worked – guess… Yep that’s right a BIG FAT ZERO!
The findings from a recent survey by Twentieth Century Fox found that a shocking two-thirds of Australians have attempted to get back with an ex but only 15% have succeeded!
Which left me to pose the question, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, exactly how many Australian’s are ‘recycling’ ex-partners, as opposed to looking for brand new romance?
According to the poll*, 65% of people have tried to get back together with an ex-partner with 15% believing it was the best thing ever! The results have shown that like Ally Darling, played by Anna Faris, in the film WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? Aussies are keen to give relationships another go, in the hope of finding the ‘one’. WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? is a fresh and funny tale about dating, relationships and ex-boyfriends and is released on Blu-ray and DVD today.
Even if a relationship is dead and buried, it seems Australians are still reluctant to sever all ties. Just 32% of people surveyed deleted an ex on Facebook after they split up with 60% of people stating they use social media sites like Facebook, to keep a track on what their ex is up to. God love a bit of Facebook stalking hey! We’ve all been there! Don’t try and lie! Ha!
For Aussies who are still hoping to rekindle romance with an ex, Anna Faris has a few words of wisdom. “Just because you dumped him once, it doesn’t mean he belongs in the dump. Men are like grass clippings, paper bags, chicken bones and old cars… They can be useful again!” hmmm I beg to differ! Not once have I succeeded, it’s only ever reinforced my theory that if it doesn’t work once, it isn’t going to work again!
In WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? marketing executive Ally Darling (Anna Faris) begins to panic after reading a magazine article which insists that if a woman has slept with 20 people or more, they have already missed Mr. Right. With the help of her hunky new neighbour (Chris Evans) Ally starts tracking down all her exes, hoping to find her real true love, while she helps him escape his latest fling. Hilarious adventures ensue as Ally goes on her wild search for the best ‘ex’ of her life, only to find what she is looking for has been right in front of her all along.
Featuring hysterical supporting performances from Chris Pratt (Moneyball, Parks and Recreation), Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) and Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live, Hot Rod), WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? is based on the book ‘20 Times a Lady’ by Karen Bosnak. It’s also packed with laugh-out-loud bonus material including deleted scenes and gag reel, plus an even raunchier extended cut of the film not seen in cinemas!
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? Special Features include:
● All-new extended cut
● Deleted scenes (additional deleted scenes on Blu-ray)
● Gag Reel
*Poll conducted on Twentieth Century Fox Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/foxmoviesaus?sk=app_60082431253
1. Do you stalk an ex using social media?
16% – Hell to the yes!
40% – No, the past is the past.
44% -Sometimes… Who hasn’t?
7,365 votes were cast
2. Ever gotten back with an ex?
15% – Yes, best thing ever!
40% – No way Jose
45% – Yes & please remind me why?
7,108 votes were cast
3. Do you delete an ex after a break-up?
32% – Hell Yes!
21% – No, I wanna stalk!
47% – Let them suffer. I’m hot
8,244 votes were cast
Let me know if you’ve tried it, and how it turned out! I’m interested to know! In fact, all in the name of research, I’m going to go on a ‘date’ with two of my exes to see if I can tolerate them/ not want to throw a pint in their face… I’ll let you know how I go next week! (NOTE: I’m not holding my breath)
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