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This news should make all the hopeless romantics out there happy.

According to a new survey half of all single people still believe they’ll find “The One.” I guess we can blame all those Katherine Heigl, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts movies.

Love is still the most important reason to get hitched according to 86% of the single people surveyed. While only 1% said the most important reason is your soon to be spouse and their BIG bank account.

As a matter of fact, the majority of people don’t believe money can buy happiness.  Only 6% believe if you do end up marrying for money you’ll be happy. The women on those Real Housewives shows might have a different take on that I’m guessing.

Almost half of all single people wouldn’t think about walking down the aisle until they received mommy’s approval. But only 5% would go to their mother to help them find someone to date.

Speaking of dating, online dating is much more acceptable now according to the results of a new research project from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The stigma around online dating is beginning to fade. 21% of people said they agreed, quote, “People who use online dating sites are desperate.” That’s down from 29% in 2005.

There’s a one-in-four chance online dating will work out.  23% of people who’ve done online dating ended up finding their soul-mate, or at least a long-term relationship.

Although this statistic isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement for online dating, only 5% of all Americans who are currently married or in a long-term relationship met the person online.

I wonder what eHarmony’s Dr. Neil Clark Warren has to say about that?  

Online Dating Not As Pathetic As You Once Thought

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