Being single just isn't what it used to be. Older singles know that; those of us who were single in the '70s and/or '80s and are single now can tell the difference, trust me. Now a new study purports to show what the differences are: Men are more interested in love, marriage and children now, and women want more independence. One-night stands aren't necessarily meaningless, and men are quicker to fall in love than women.
So says a Match.com/MarketTools survey of 5,199 singles as reported by USA Today. Participating researchers say the nationally representative survey is the largest and most comprehensive study of single adults to date.
Another presentation of results are available at the match.com blog, Up to Date. Match.com funded the study.
According to the research, if you believe any of the following things, you are at least mostly wrong:
* Women are needy and clingy in relationships.
* Guys don’t want to get married and have to be pushed into having kids.
* Older people don’t care about sex.
* Single parents have no social life.
* Young singles today are promiscuous.
* I love you implies a serious commitment.
* Unemployed means unlucky in love.
* Hook-ups never turn into relationships.
So what's your takeaway, SexIs readers? Have they nailed it? How does this relate to your own experiences?
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