Singles in America

4th annual study from Match.com

over 5,000 singles were surveyed in 2013

The First Date: First dates are kind of a big deal

So, where are we going?

59% of singles want to plan the first date together.

Wedding bells, start your ringing

51% of singles have imagined a future together on the first date.

What happens
during the date?

There's no “them” in “date”

Only 14% of women and 16% of men consider casually 
meeting up with friends as an official date.

Most singles judge their dates by the BIG 3:

1. Grammar
2. Confidence
3. Teeth

Can't beat a classic.

A good, old-fashioned dinner is the
#1 favorite first date activity of singles.

Not at the table!

97% of singles are turned
off when their date is
rude to the wait staff.

96% of singles are
turned off by bad
table manners.

95% of singles are turned
off when their date
is a picky eater.

Don't overstay your welcome.

52% of singles think a good first date should
last between 2-4 hours.

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After the Date

51% of singles prefer a phone conversation, but texting is right behind.

follow up the next day.

Do's and Don'ts on Dating Etiquette

DON'T

Don't get text
obsessed, ladies.

Texting more than once before
receiving a reply is the number one
text turn off for men.

DO

Look Online.

Meeting online is the number one way singles met their
last first date (31%), ahead of meeting through a friend (25%)

DON'T

Don't send that 
sexy selfie, guys.

Sexy photos from guys are the 
biggest texting turn off for women.

DO

Make time for face time.

29% of singles use video chat to 
communicate with a date.

DON'T

Don't air your dirty laundry.

Venting is the number one social media
turn off for both men and women.

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The Ideal Match: What makes the ideal date?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the key

100% of woman and 98% of men value being treated with respect — it's their number one priority in a relationship.

Men don't mind a smart, successful woman.

Most men say they would date a woman that makes more money and is more educated.

Women are a bit pickier.

Most women would not date someone less intellectual, or shorter, than themselves.

Sex and Singles

Let's talk about sex baby.

When sex happens

New Year's
sexolutions?

62% of singles desire more sex in 2014.

Monday-Sunday?
That's Insane.

Only 15% of men and 12% of women want to have sex every day.

When the clock
strikes 10…

65% of men and 69% of women prefer sex at 10pm.

Where sex happens

Vroom, vroom

63% of singles have had sex in a car.

All aboard!

50% of singles want to have sex on a boat.

THE BIG “O”?

Redheads

41% of redheads achieve orgasm over 90% of the time.

Android Users?

Singles with Android phones achieve orgasm over 90% of the time.

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Modern Relationships: What does love look like today?

Monogamy is so in right now.

89% of singles believe you can still live happily ever after.

53% of singles actually want to tie the knot.

43% of Lesbians want to get married.

41% of Gay men want to get married.

Issues of the day:

  • Gay/Lesbian marriage: Cool
  • Having children out of wedlock: Cool
  • Sexually open marriages: Not Cool

Love and Money

Hey, big spenders.

Single Americans spend over
$82 billion annually on their
dating lives.

Top 3 date expenses for men:

Personal entertainment

Dining or going out

Personal electronics

Top 3 date expenses for women:

New outfits

Dining or going out

Personal electronics

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Wrap Up: Singles in America

We surveyed over 5,300 singles from all ages, ethnicities, incomes and walks of life from across the nation with the help of our friends at ResearchNow and super-smart people like Dr. Helen Fisher and Dr. Justin R. Garcia.

The result? Singles in America—the most comprehensive study on American singles EVER. Or at least until next year.

Dr. Helen Fisher, PhD

Dr. Helen Fisher is a world-renowned biological anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Fisher is also the Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com.

Dr. Justin R. Garcia, PhD

Dr. Justin R. Garcia is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Research Scientist at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is co-author of Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior, and is also Scientific Advisor to Match.com.

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