Earlier this year, Match.com released its annual Singles in America study. The study surveyed 5K+ singles ages 18-70 in 2015 on a variety of subjects pertinent to those who date. The results are fascinating, in no small part because Donald Trump was still a sideshow attraction and not a full-blown potential threat at the time.
Man, I love delving into user data from websites (though I’m sure you’ve figured that out by now). Match.com recently released the results of their sixth annual “Singles In America” survey. You can find all their findings on their microsite. Let’s take a look at what insights came to light:
Number of singles surveyed: 5.5K+
Percentage that sushi increases your odds of getting a second date: 170% (!!)
First-date length correlation with second-date chances diagram (Match.com)
Number of men who expect sex on the first date: 6%
Percentage of Millennials likely to have filmed sex: 165% (!)
Orgasms data visualization (Match.com)
Percentage that using the phrase “Netflix and chill” gets you a second date: 99%
Percentage that using the phrase “on fleek” gets you a second date: -26%
Participants were asked questions regarding the frequency of sexual thoughts and actually getting it on, as well as the number of people they’d dated and how many children they had. The timeframe appears to be limited to one year.
Researchers said that the single parents reported having the same amount of sex as singles without children. Also, single parents with children under age five had more sex than those with older children. These findings were published in the Journal of Sex Research.
However, the study doesn’t tell us what baseline was used for “normal” frequency of sexual intercourse and sexual thoughts. So we can’t really extrapolate much here.