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Deal Breakers of Singles in America by Dr. Justin R. Garcia

By Dr. Justin R. Garcia

I was recently watching (and laughing to) past episodes of the TV show 30 Rock. In one of the story lines, Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) causes quite a stir with her “Deal-breaker!” catch phrase. It made me wonder: when today’s singles are considering getting into a committed romantic relationship with someone, what sorts of things really would be total deal-breakers? In other words: What are those characteristics that, once revealed, will instantly turn you off? In this year’s Singles in America study commissioned by Match.com, we asked over 5,000 singles just that question. Continue reading

When Democrats Date Republicans: Love or War? By Dr. Helen Fisher

By Dr. Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist

If Republicans and Democrats can’t get along in the government, then they definitely can’t get along in the bedroom, right?  In this second annual Match.com survey of Singles in America, we asked over 5000 single men and women of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, regions of the country, sexual orientations and age cohorts what they “must have” in a partner. We then correlated their “must haves” with their political affiliation— as either a conservative Republican, moderate Republican, moderate Democrat, liberal Democrat, Independent or Libertarian. Wow, are there ever differences! Continue reading

Introducing the Singles in America Study by Match.com

Singles in America, Match.com’s second annual comprehensive study on singles, dives deep into how single men and women — who make up a third of the U.S. adult population — are living and thinking in 2012. Over 5,000 singles participated in the survey, and with questions ranging from “How many times have you had sex in the last 12 months?” to “What are the biggest deal-breakers in a relationship?” the answers are sure to show a new side to singles! Unmarried Americans have a lot to say about everything from politics, sex, love and relationships — and how men and women are matching up in the dating world. Continue reading

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