Helen Fisher and Kinsey Institute, evolutionary biologist Dr. Garcia, polled 5,000 single men and women and over 1,000 married individuals about sex and relationships.
The participants, who were not drawn from Match.com's member pool but instead represent a national representative sample, answered over 200 questions each.
This year's findings indicate that, as already suspected, the ideas of a widespread "hookup culture" among young Americans and the death of marriage have been blown out of proportion. Fisher stated: "Despite all we hear about hooking up and divorce, we now have significant data that shows American singles (including men) are earnestly seeking respect, trust, transparency and commitment in a relationship." Click through the slideshow below for some of the survey's most interesting findings, and read the whole press release here.
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47 percent of singles (40 percent of women and 53 percent of men) have had a friends with benefits relationship in the past.
These arrangements are actually turning into relationships -- 44 percent of 2012 respondents entered a long-term relationship with their FWB partner, compared to 20 percent of 2011 respondents.
In recent years, there has been a reduction in rates of teen pregnancy, births, and abortions.
Similarly there has been a drop off in the share of adolescents engaging in sexual activity.
Despite this shift, recent data indicate that the rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens and young adults remain higher in the U. than in other developed nations and are considerably higher among certain racial and ethnic minorities and in different geographic regions in the nation.
This fact sheet provides key data on sexual activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy, prevalence of STIs, and access to reproductive health services among teenagers and young adults in the U. NOTE: Totals do not round to 100% because some teens may use more than one method and other teens do not use any methods.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
Since everyone navigates singledom differently, how are we supposed to know what everyone else is up to, especially when it comes to dating and sex?
An estimated 107 million Americans aren't married, but the huge range of diversity in preferences and practices makes the world of dating a scary-looking place.