Somehow found the latest facts and figures via an article by Meredith Broussard of www.Match.com fame. Thought I’d share a few with you:
If you are on a bit of a downer re finding your perfect match – think again. With over 100 million unattached people out there in the US alone – yes that is 44% of adult Americans who are Single – there is definitely hope – forget the tag of ‘there’s nobody out there for me!” – just got to get out there and meet a few more!
There are definitely better places statistically to find someone. Typically – guys win again with 86 of them for every 100 unmarried women. Having said that, the gender ratio does favour women in some areas, especially out west. Paradise, Nevada, a suburb 10 miles out from Las Vegas has 118 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women. Other good ‘odds’ places for women include Austin, texas; Santa Ana, California and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Washinton DC has the best proportion of Singles in the States with a massive 70% of the population being Single. The worst places for ‘options’ include Idaho and Utah with 60% and 59% respectively of the population being married.
The story goes on to say, on a date, first impressions do count. With men – they’ve decided in the first 15 minutes whether the woman is worth a second date! Apparently women ponder a fair bit longer about getting together again – takes us an hour or so!
And if you thought online dating was bad enough – wait for it – breaking up amongst online daters is frequently done via email – like to the tune of 48%.
On that note, there has to be more to life than emailing, twittering, Facebooking and online dating. It’s called just get out there and meet others. There are plenty of them to choose from.