If you're currently at the beginning of a new relationship, the odds that you've been holding in farts without a clue as to when to let them out for a while now are pretty good.
With that in mind, Mic used Google Forms to ask 125 people in their 20s and 30s how long they date someone before they start openly farting in front of them, and the results were pretty divided.
Overall, the majority of people felt okay farting in front of their ~*person*~ after two to six months of dating, with 29 percent of respondents saying that's when they start really going for it. I'm guessing that's because the impulse to wait until you've established trust and a connection with someone before you reveal the deadly secret that you fart like everyone on earth is strong indeed.
Close behind that result was 25.2 percent of people who said they won't do it until six to 12 months into the relationship (I guess they needed to make sure their partner was super in love with them before their farts ruined everything?), and behind that was 22.4 percent of people who say they always leave the room no matter what happens, which is so hilariously polite I kind of love it. That result was followed by 9.3 percent of people who say they won't do it for a FULL YEAR into the relationship, and I'm a little bit scared for the health of those people TBH.
Mic also asked people a slightly different question of, "At what point in your relationship do you feel it's acceptable to fart?" and the majority of people (33.3 percent) said that once they were sleeping at each other's places regularly, it was time to end the fantasy that they didn't have human bodies (because duh, you're probably going to fart at that point, unless you're the King of Fart Politeness like the 22.4 percent from the previous question and keep leaving the room throughout the night). The second largest group (18.6 percent) said they'd only fart once they'd heard the other person fart, but one bold 30-year-old who refuses to play these silly fart games told Mic, "I generally feel if you can't fart with someone you can't be real with them."
All the other smaller groups were pretty divided on this question, but my favorite subsequent group is "I just let it rip," which is delightful and admirable and I bet they have A+ colons.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.