Whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re single, dating, or hitched, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s normal to be curious about everyone elseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s love lives. Are you having enough sex? Is your communication off? Are you being too picky? Luckily, Match.com released the latest findings from the third annual Singles In America study, and the results are fascinating! They surveyed over 5,000 singles and 1,000 married people on everything from orgasms to dating deal breakers. Check it out to see how your love life stacks up:
Women Snoop...A Lot If you already know your dateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s education and work history before you get to the restaurant, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not alone. 48% of single women look someone up on Facebook before a first date. Hey, you have to make sure youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not getting Catfish-ed, right? RELATED: Manage Your Online Reputation
Sex DoesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t End After Marriage Worried about your sex life plummeting after you tie the knot? DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry, 41% of married couples had sex at least once a week last year. And better yet: Married women think about sex even more often than single women. RELATED: Boring Sex, Begone!
Money Troubles Ruin Your Mojo A bad credit score can screw up more than just your financial futureÃ¢â‚¬”it can mess with your love life. 65% of singles wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t date someone who was over $5,000 in debt. Hopefully, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not something youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d reveal on a first date, anyway. RELATED: How to Avoid Credit Card Debt
Singles Are Better Communicators Communication is clutch for good sex, but singles may have the upper hand on this one. Married men and women are less likely to bring up intimacy concerns than their single counterparts. RELATED: Navigating Orgasm Obstacles
Most People Want to Get Married Even though singlehood seems to be getting longer and longer, most people still believe in getting hitched someday. In fact, 9 out of 10 singles are optimistic about marriage. Consider the myth of bitter singles officially debunked! RELATED: Make Your Marriage Stick
Hookups Are Hot Right Now Having a no-strings-attached hookup isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so scandalous anymore:Ã‚Â 47% of singles have been involved in a friends-with-benefits relationship. And only 37% of single women wait until theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in an exclusive relationship before sleeping with a new partner. RELATED: Why IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Random Hooking Up Scary Anymore?
Your FWB May be BF Material Just because casual sex is on the rise, that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean serious bonds are going extinct. 44% of singles have had a friends-with-benefits fling turn into a long-term relationship. When he fits the bill and you have great chemistry, go for it. RELATED: Couples vs. Friends with Benefits: Who Has More Sex?
Orgasms ArenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Everything Even though single women climax less often than single men, they may be enjoying it more. 49% of single women say theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re satisfied with their sex lives, compared to just 44% of single men. RELATED: Have Better Orgasms
He Actually Wants to Meet the Parents Taking a new guy to meet your mom and dad isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily a deal breaker. 48% of men want to meet a womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s parents before they become exclusive. He might just want to make sure you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a shotgun-wielding, overprotective dad, but it still sounds sweet. RELATED: How to Survive Your In-Laws
Your Sexts Are Never Really Safe Think you can send off a risquÃƒÂ© photo to your guy thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for his eyes only? Unfortunately, 23% of singles who received a sext have shared it with others. So maybe rethink that naughty photo shoot until youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re totally exclusive. RELATED: Talk Nerdy To Me: Tech for Hotter Sex
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