In an age where men and women are looking to the internet to find love, it’s only fitting that Match.com would dive deep into the anthropology of dating, relationships and marriage. This isn’t your run of the mill scientific approach that uses random algorithms to determine a person’s compatability. Match.com procured the services of highly recognized anthropologist – Dr. Helen Fisher to reveal some amazing findings about how we look at love, the internet, friends with benefits and more.
What’s a great way to soak in Dr. Fisher’s valuable Singles In America information? With plenty of chocolate from some of the best sweet spots in New York City. Single Edition Media procured a “Sweets in the City” tasting tour of some of the best, decadent chocolates from Marie Belle New York, Fat Witch Bakery, Elenis Cookies, Sprinkles, Sugar And Plum, Chocolate Works NYC and more. There’s nothing that makes talking about being single in America taste sweet the great taste of maccarons, chocolates and brownies.
Luckily, Match.com released the latest findings from the third annual Singles In America study, and the results are intriguing! They surveyed over 5,000 singles and 1,000 married people on everything from online snooping to dating deal breakers. Check it out the most surprising results below and see how your love life stacks up just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Sexting is NEVER safe! (Are you finally convinced?)
If you think you’re mature enough to press the send button on that risqué message and only your man will see it, then think again. Based on the Singles In America findings reveals that only 23% of singles who’s received a sext has shared the sext with others.
Women like to research men online…
If you already know your date’s education and work history before you get to the restaurant, you’re not alone. 48% of single women look someone up on Facebook before a first date. You already know that being Catfish’d is a growing trend, so doing a little extra research is mandatory.
Whether you’re single, dating, or hitched, it’s normal to be curious about everyone else’s love lives. Are your communication skills shifty? Are you being too picky? For more details on the full Singles In America findings, check out the full Ustream presentation. Being single in America on Valentine’s may be tough, but Match.com’s sweet findings and “Sweets in the City” chocolate treats make it a whole lot sweeter.
This sponsored content has been brought to you Match.com however all opinions are my own.
Have you ever ventured onto dating sites online, only to find out that it’s a lot harder to find love while starring at a computer screen than it is while out experiencing what life has to offer?? I’ve ventured onto a few sites and can’t begin to express how “un-amazing” my time spent online has been, however – one online dating site has “changed the game” stirring up the digital dating scene for singles across the globe.
Match.com recently announced that they are hosting singles events across the country. This exciting new initiative for Match is rapidly expanding nationwide, hosting 200 events each month by September. As the world’s largest dating site, Match isn’t just throwing live singles events – they’re doing it on a massive scale. This month alone, they’re throwing 189 events in more than 62 markets! With thousands of singles attending events each week, Match.com is bridging the gap between the online and offline worlds, creating even more ways to meet singles.
Stir events range from large scale happy hours at local bars and venues, to more intimate, interest-based events such as cooking classes, wine and tequila tastings, dance lessons, bowling nights, rock climbing, and more! The Happy Hour events are free and open to both registered and subscribed Match.com members, while the interest-based events are only offered to Match.com subscribers at a fee. Each Stir event is customized through group matching algorithms in terms of age, gender and interests so that singles will be attending events with like singles. Match.com members can learn about and sign up for these events via Match.com under the “Events” header on the site.
If you’ve ever thought of double dating or just grabbing a few of your single girlfriends for an interesting night on the town, I dare you to sign up for a Match.com Stir event try not to have a great time!
So you’re bored, lonely and looking for a date right now? There’s actually an app for that! (You hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of lonely guys and gals rejoicing in the streets.) According to the New York Times, there’s a growing pool of people using cellphone applications that let them make an instant date, based on who is in the area and available to grab a drink.
They say the services allow them to skip the more elaborate mating rituals of standard online dating, which seems to move glacially in an era of text messaging and social networking. On the apps, which use smartphone location technology, users post a simple profile and then broadcast their availability, or scan a list of others who have done so. They can immediately exchange messages and, if there is mutual interest, decide where to meet.
Some of the apps are stand-alone, while others are new features of established dating sites; there are fewer than a dozen so far, including Blendr, OkCupid Locals and HowAboutWe. They tend to be free, making money by selling ads or charging for extra features. OkCupid Locals is part of OkCupid, a larger dating site, which says a tenth of its 2.5 million active members use the location features in the mobile app. HowAboutWe began a little over a year ago as a Web site where people post suggestions for dates they would like to have. (One recent idea: “How about we go on a cupcake tour of Manhattan?”) It released an iPhone app with location features in June. Since then, the company says, more than 100,000 dates have been posted through the app, or roughly 30 percent of the total dates ever posted on the service.
If this is what finding a date has come to, are you willing to check it out – or do you believe it’s too intrusive?