What American Singles Want From Sex

March 27, 2017
What American Singles Want From Sex

Match.com’s annual Singles in America survey asks a lot of questions about sex. The most interesting questions do not ask for # of sexual partners, blah, blah, but are designed to elicit specific attitudes about sex as it relates to relationships. How many times have you been in love? Keep in mind that this survey includes […]

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A Checklist for Getting to “I Love You”

March 23, 2017
A Checklist for Getting to “I Love You”

We talk a lot about paying attention to potential red flags here. It is important to DQ people who are bound to break your heart and waste your time. But how do you know when you’ve got something really good starting? What signs suggest your new relationship is heading for “I love you?” In their recent annual […]

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What Dating Advice Annoys You the Most?

March 14, 2017
What Dating Advice Annoys You the Most?

In their 2017 survey of Singles in America, Match asked respondents what dating advice they’re sick and tired of hearing. As someone who doles out dating advice from time to time, I wonder what you think. Here are the top answers, in order: “You’ve got to put yourself out there.” “Don’t be so picky.” “It […]

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The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

March 9, 2017
The Loneliness of Hookup Culture

Here’s an email that I just received from longtime reader Sarah. She describes her loneliness and frustration with hookup culture on her college campus. It’s a story I’ve heard many times over the years. Hi Susan, I’ve been reading your blog since I was 16 and most of what I’ve learned about relationships has been from you, […]

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The Best Places to Flirt and Score a Date

March 3, 2017
The Best Places to Flirt and Score a Date

This is the second post in a series about Match’s 2016 Annual Singles Survey. You can find the first post here.  One interesting part of the Match survey is not highlighted in their summary presentation. They asked respondents where they were most likely to flirt, and which of those locations actually led to dating someone. Have […]

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