ave you ever looked at the person you love and wondered, "What were the odds of us meeting and winding up head over heels?
But as I continued browsing through my guy's extensive, factoid-heavy book collection, I realized that there were statistics confirming just about every dating phenomenon I'd ever experienced.So why not let the statistics guide you in your search for a lasting love?With that in mind, I put together a list of 10 factoids every single person should know: 1. This means there are over 100 million unattached folks out there.44 percent of adult Americans are single, according to U. So, if you've ever worried, "There's nobody out there for me," know that there's hope! Statistically, the find-someone odds favor guys: There are 86 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women, although in some regions the gender ratio favors women, especially out west.Paradise, Nevada, a suburb 10 miles from Las Vegas, has 118 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women.
Other cities where gals got it good include Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tempe, Arizona; and Sunnyvale and Santa Ana, California.
A coincidental bonus for women thinking of relocating: All of these cities are sunny and warm. The best place for single people on the prowl is New York, where 50 percent of state residents are unmarried, and Washington, D.
C., where a whopping 70 percent of the population is single.
The worst places are Idaho, where 60 percent of people are married; and Utah, where 59 percent of people are married. Think you'll find love while perched on a barstool? Only 9 percent of women and 2 percent of men say they've found a relationship at a bar or club—blame it on the beer goggles. On a date, first impressions do count: Men take only 15 minutes to decide if a woman is worth a second date. Disagreements about money, according to a poll by the University of Denver.
So if you're lonely and looking, you're better off hitting on cuties at Starbucks. Got someone hot in your sights and want to reveal your interest? Women and men who post their photos receive more than twice as many e-mails as those without photos, according to a study published by economists at MIT and University of Chicago. For women, the clock isn't ticking quite so fast—they ponder whether to get together again for an hour or so. So, don't write off a date just because you two bickered over the dinner bill; everyone clashes over cash. If you're feeling like your relationship is hitting the skids and want to bail, the painful face-to-face approach might not be necessary: An estimated 48 percent of online daters report that their breakups have happened over e-mail.
Fifty-one percent of people use flattery, according to the book ? Call it rude or just plain convenient, but it happens a lot.