Match.com Presents: Holidating

Holidating by Match.com

Tis’ the season to be single, and Match.com is celebrating the best time of the year with all-new “Holidating” data. From the most sought-after gift from Santa to the hidden truths on holiday love, we surveyed nearly 1,000 singles to examine the attitudes and dating behaviors during the holiday season. So whether you’re on the naughty or nice list this year, Match.com reveals the stats to measure the pulse of holiday hearts. Check out  the highlights below:

  • Blue Christmas?: 76% of singles have broken up with someone over the holidays.
  • Unflattering Families: 30% of singles have broken up with someone because they were turned off by their family during the holidays
  • New Year, New Love: 64% of singles say their new year’s resolution will be related to finding love.
  • Santa’s List: This year, 82% of singles believed they were nice, while 17% claim they were naughty!
  • Holiday Honey: More men than women have dated someone during the holidays just to have someone to spend it with (14% males vs. 10% females).
  • (Holiday) Party of One: 80% of singles went to a holiday party solo and had a great time over bringing a date.
  • Finicky Females: Nearly 75% of women have been disappointed with a gift from a significant other at least once (versus 47% of men).
  • Best Gift from Santa: Ambition—Both men and women want career-oriented significant others from Santa this year over a hipster, foodie or party person.
  • The Gift of Giving: Singles look forward to gift giving the most (45%), followed by attending holiday parties (31%).
  • Love Actually: 82% of singles say the holidays make them feel more romantic than other times of the year

To kick off the holiday season, Match.com will be diving in to all things “holidating” from a wide variety of experts, so stay tuned for guest posts by bloggers Whitney Casey, relationship expert for Match.com, Dr. Justin Garcia with The Kinsey Institute, Andrew Schrage of Money Crashers, and Kristan Turns of DFW Rescue Me

5 Comments

  1. Wendy puma
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wish to spend hoilday with someone special this hoilday.

  2. alberta
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I like the post and i know now about this never new it until i read this ,this something that we should know about and remember in our mind’s and real good too here thanks for sharing this.

  3. Posted December 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “80% of singles went to a holiday party solo and had a great time over bringing a date.” This is great! Other singles should see this! A holiday party is a great place to socialize and meet new people without the pressure of others who came with a date or not.

    Besides, if you put your best foot forward, someone may notice and try to pair one of their friends with you another time! Holiday parties are a fun place to mingle because of the amount of new connections you could make if you’re a stranger to the crowd.

  4. Debbie
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 10:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    Im 46 lookin for someone my age. ive been single for a long time. id like 2 meet a nice lookin guy who has Jesus in his lif and luvs dogs and family..and goin 2 the beach & just havin fun..someone whp works & is honest & doesnt cheat .lye or steal…is there anyone out there like that anymore..??? its been so long sense ive been on a date im not sure how to do it anymore..i only wear jeans & t shirt most the time..not so great at shoppin for myself wish i had a fashion cordnator.lol…would luv 2 go out for the new year eve and bring in the new year.can ya help a sista out????

  5. Debbie
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Leave me a reply asap…thanks..

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