Blanche: I tried giving up sex.
Dorothy: I guess you fell off the wagon.
Sophia: And on to a naval base!
Who didn’t love The Golden Girls? Everyone could relate to Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and ‘Ma-aaa’ Sophia. But for four mature ladies who cracked countless jokes about the lack of sex they had (apart from Blanche) it seems they were getting a lot more action than they let on. Refinery29 tallied up exactly all of the women’s boyfriends, dates, and talks of flings gone by. Oh, and their husbands, of course. You’ll be amazed at how many times they got busy.
For a woman in her eighties, Sophia’s conquests are quite impressive! (We’re not sure exactly how old Sophia is in the series, but its somewhere between 80 and 87.) She talks about getting it on with Tony Delvecchio, Rocco, and Max Weinstock, an old friend to who was previously married. She is also briefly engaged to Marvin. Then there’s her first husband, Julio Iglesias, her late husband Sal and Toshiro the gardener. Including her three marriages and one engagement, Sophia comes up a grand total of 25.
Rose is a woman of mystery. Although she claims to be a virgin on her wedding night, she lets slip that she’s had 56 boyfriends before then. She also hooks up with Miles for a portion of the show and the two are briefly engaged, but she also dates a little person, a married man who dies in bed, Goofy, Mr Terrific, and a gangster. Total: 30 including husband, 86 if you include old boyfriends with whom she didn't have sex.
The most promiscuous of the four, usually Blanche speaks about some love woes in every episode. Refinery 29 counted up an impressive total of 165 conquests including her husband, plus unspecified partners.
Despite appearing sullen and uptight when it comes to sex, Dorothy holds her own. She hooks up with cheating ex-husband, Stan, plus multiple other men before getting hitched to Blanche's uncle Lucas in the series finale. Grand total? An impressive 43.