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55 Percent Of Single People Have Sex On First Date

In Love & Sex by , on Friday, February 03, 2012, 10:30 AM (PST)
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Third Wheels Are On The Rise

Being single in America has never been easier. According to a new survey from Match.com, more and more singles are meeting online and having sex on the first date, and almost half say they might never want to get married.

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The second annual Singles in America survey, conducted by market research firm MarketTools for dating website Match.com, took a look at the dating habits, lifestyles, and sexual activity of over 5,500 single adults in the United States ... and some of the results might surprise you.

For starters, the way singles meet each other today has changed drastically. Gone are the days of formal engagements and arranged marriages, as 21 percent say they met the last person they dated online, the most often cited way of meeting.

Regardless of how they meet, singles say they're having sex earlier in the relationship. 55 percent (66 percent of men and 44 percent of women) say they have had sex on the first date.

58 percent of singles say they have had a one-night stand (65 percent of men and 51 percent of women).

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Perhaps more surprising, however, are the rising numbers of people who want to KEEP it at a one-night stand. Nearly 40 percent reported being unsure about marriage, while 27 percent say they're pretty damn sure they don't want to get married at all.

Bella DePaulo, a professor of psychology at the University of California-Santa Barbara, says the study shows more people are becoming comfortable with the idea of finding happiness while single.

"It smashes probably the most pervasive myth about single people is that what they want most is to escape being single," she told USA Today. "These numbers are in the context of a society that still greatly glorifies marriage."

Some other findings from the study:

44 percent have never cheated or been cheated on by a partner. But the 36 percent who have say it was their partner who was unfaithful. 8 percent admit they were the ones who cheated.

60 percent said it was "more unacceptable" if their partner had a series of one-night stands rather than a three-month affair with one person; 40 percent said a three-month affair was worse.

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Comments (4)
Posted By Nikole (2 years ago)
I agree that people are able to be more sexual now days as opposed to 20 years ago. There is more sex on t.v and in movies. I am guilty of having one night stands and being okay with it because its casual and many of my peers do it as well.
 
Posted By Nikole (2 years ago)
I agree that people are able to be more sexual now days as opposed to 20 years ago. There is more sex on t.v and in movies. I am guilty of having one night stands and being okay with it because its casual and many of my peers do it as well.
 
Posted By Baldheaded Fool (2 years ago)
Nothing good will come from this trend for either men or women. Exercising restraint in a relationship is healthy, more exciting, and better for the soul. I guess this is why I have chosen to temporarily drop out of the dating scene for awhile and just indulge in self-gratification. I don't have to deal with the repercussions of casual sex. My life is peaceful.
 
Posted By loves (2 years ago)
My friend just told me a nice place -- Tall mingle. com-- it's the most effective site in the world to connect with, date and marry tall, and big people.. It's worthy a try.
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