What’s It Like to Be Single in America? Match.com Answers With New Survey TODAY!
Match.com will release the results of its new survey, Singles in America, today!
Happy relationship or dream career? Biggest deal breaker: Laziness, neediness, or an unclean appearance? Should men be the ones to propose, or can women take the plunge too? Does love at first sight actually exist? Get ready for the answers to all these questions and more, because we’re about to find out exactly what the single folks of America think!
Today, leading online dating site Match.com, in association with world-renowned biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, The Kinsey Institute evolutionary biologist Dr. Justin R. Garcia, and sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman, released its second annual comprehensive study on singles in America. Called (perhaps unsurprisingly) Singles in America, the survey takes an in-depth look at the views and lifestyles of American singles in 2012. 5,000 people participated, representing a full third of the U.S. population—just about 93,540,000 people!—answering the sorts of questions posed above: Everything ranging from “How long do you take to get over a break up?” to “Who has more orgasms, Republicans or Democrats?” (because obviously this is the most important question that has ever been asked in the history of important questions).
Check out a few of the juicy answers here:
• When it comes to politics, the Republicans win: Single Conservative Republics are more likely to achieve orgasm during sex (53%) than any other party (Democrats measured in at 40%). However, Conservative Republicans also had the least sex in the last 12 months. You win some, you lose some.
• Men are more likely to experience love at first sight. By age 30, 30% of them have experienced it, while women lag behind at 21%. Unexpected, but kind of neat!
• Men are also more likely to be okay with PDA: 41% of them are comfortable kissing in public, while only 31% of women are. Could this be the beginnings of the Romantic Sensitive Single Man trope?
• A word of advice: Get a job! No, seriously. 45% of men are turned off by women who don’t care about their careers. So go get one if you don’t already have one!
• Online dating is certainly on the up and up. More singles met the last person they dated through an online dating sight (21%) than anywhere else. Is the stigma associated with online dating going away? We hope so!
• Love can happen at any time. 33% of men and 43% of women have fallen in love later on with someone they didn’t initially find attractive. Never say never!
More results will be revealed over the coming weeks over at Match.com’s blog, so head on over there to check it out! And while you’re at it, check out this video for the word on the street of how residents of one U.S. city (Austin, Texas) answered. You might find some surprises!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.