Strange but True Facts About Dating, Men, Women and Relationships

1.       40% of women would consider dumping a boyfriend if her friends didn’t like him.

2.      Wednesday is the best day for a first date according to a survey of singles.

3.      The most common time for breakups is around three to five months.

4.      50% of men claim they would feel comfortable if their girlfriend had a lesbian lover.

5.      In an argument with your partner, when your heart rate goes over 100 beats per minute, you are incapable of hearing what your partner is trying to tell you.

6.      On average, it takes between 12 to 14 dates before couples will trade house keys.

7.     Only 16% of single Americans say they are hunting for a partner. That group represents 7% of the entire adult population.  

8.     Few of today’s seeking singles describe themselves as active on the dating scene.  Asked how many dates they had been on in the past three months, singles who said they were in the dating market reported the following: 36% said they had been on no dates in the previous three months. 13% had been one date.22% had been on 2-4 dates25% had been on 5 or more dates.

9.      Of People who use the internet who are in marriages and long term relationships

§  38% met at work or school.

  • 34% met through family or friends.
  • 13% met at a nightclub, bar, café, or other social gathering
  • 3% met through the internet.
  • 2% met at church.
  • 1% met by chance, such as on the street.
  • 1% met because they lived in the same neighborhood.
  • 1% met at a recreational facility like a gym.
  • 1% met on a blind date or through a dating service.
  • The remainder cited a variety of other ways they met, such as growing up together.


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