To celebrate the launch of Match.com’s 2015 #SinglesinAmerica study, Dr. Helen Fisher dished exclusive #SinglesInAmerica findings during a recent Livestream Event. During her presentation, Dr. Fisher exposed several myths about singles and dating.
1. MYTH: Women are more romantic than men.
TRUTH: Women are the commitment-phobes, not men.
Men fall in love faster and more often than women do; also, when a man falls in love, he wants more public displays of affection.
2. MYTH: That feeling of being in love fades over time.
TRUTH: You can remain in love for the long-term.
Most singles in America reported that they were in love with their partner for more than 10 years; thus, the brain can sustain that circuitry long-term.
3. MYTH: You must have a spark at first sight.
TRUTH: The biggest mistake is making that initial judgment without giving somebody a chance.
“When you first meet somebody you know very little about them…you can fall in love with someone long term," says Dr. Fisher. "Over 40% had fallen in love with someone that they had not found attractive initially.”
4. MYTH: Online daters are losers.
TRUTH: Online is where the cool dates are.
“Online daters have many more dates, they also are far more likely to have a full-time job, tend to have much more education and are much more likely to want to get married.”
5. MYTH: Women tend to fantasize about the future while on a date.
TRUTH: Men are more likely to fantasize: 51% and 48% met somebody on a first date and had that great exhilaration of the fact that they may be able to make a full future with that person.
One last thought for singles: “If there is ever a time in human history where we have an opportunity to make good relationships and good marriages,” Dr. Fisher says, “that time is now.” Follow the conversation on Twitter #SinglesinAmerica
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