The nation’s largest and most comprehensive annual scientific study of 5,000+ single men and women living across the U.S. released their ninth annual Singles in America survey. It’s not as interesting or insightful as smaller studies I have seen by SurveyMonkey, Coffee Meets Bagel and others but for those that like data, here you go: There is a lot of data here and I went through the report to provide a quick recap of it all.

My highlights from the study below

-1/3 of young singles say financial situation has held them back from pursuing love.


-1/3 of young singles ended a relationship with someone that did not want to define the relationship.

-75% of men are fine with women starting a conversation with ‘hi’;19% of women are comfortable doing so.

-67% of men are fine with a woman offering to split the bill on the first date, but only 24% of women regularly offer.

-4% of straight women want to say, “I love you” first.

-Women ages 18 to 39 are actually more likely to doubt whether they can handle a relationship 58% vs 52%.

-While 42% of singles say love feels lost in our society, 60% of singles say they are motivated to find a long-term companion.

-51% of men say the #MeToo movement has caused them to act differently; 39% say it has caused them to act more reserved at work towards female colleagues

-The average single wants to define the relationship after 4 months of dating. While I don’t agree these stats should guide you decision-making process, it helps to understand where people are coming from. 

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