They want it all, and many believe they can get it all.I think they can, too.” Key takeaways from this year’s study include: ETIQUETTE FOR A NEW ERA Where singles meet – 31% of U. singles met their last first date online, while 25% met through a friend and 6% of singles met their last first date in a bar or club.
THE CLOONEY EFFECT End of the Macho Man – Like George Clooney, many men seek the "new woman" – someone who is smart, powerful and self-sufficient.
87% of single men would date a woman who makes ‘considerably more’ money and who is considerably better-educated and more intellectual than themselves; 86% seek a woman who is confident and self-assured, and 39% would also make a long-term commitment to a woman who is 10 or more years older.
Take a stand – 75% of singles want their date to have an opinion on foreign and domestic news and events.
Singles’ values – Most singles believe in a woman’s right to choose (74% men; 81% women); in the legalization of marijuana (54% men; 48% women); in environmental protection laws (72% men; 76% women); and marriage rights for LGBT individuals (56% men; 60% women).
The study also reveals singles’ sexual desires and sheds light on their opinions of modern gender roles and controversial political topics.