Finding ‘The One’
This news should make all the hopeless romantics out there happy.
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.