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We say dating is kind of like porn -- you know it when you see it. A total of 2, respondents between the ages of 18 and 59 took a minute online survey about their dating habits, expectations and turnoffs.
Here are seven things we learned from the report: Everyone is confused about what constitutes a date. Sixty-nine percent of singles reported that they were at least somewhat uncertain whether an outing with someone they were interested in was a date or not.
If you're going out with someone you met on a dating site, it's a date. The rest of the time, make your intentions clear.
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Dates are confusing 2. The number one dating dealbreaker for both genders is poor hygiene.
The top three dating dealbreakers for women surveyed were poor hygiene, unemployment, and a tie between excessive drinking habits and smoking. The top three dealbreakers for men were poor hygiene, smoking and being overweight.
Unsurprisingly, no one wants their significant other to smell bad. Don't text someone to ask them out. Since the rise of online dating over the past decade, many dating websites have come and gone.
A common complaint shared by seasoned online daters who have tried various dating sites is that, rarely do the multitude of matchmaking services live up to their claims. For a monthly fee, dating sites claim they'll do the math for you and spit out your soul mate in return. Some websites gather data about you and crunch the numbers with all kinds of mathematical formulas and algorithms in order to fill up your inbox with compatible matches.
A recent report issued by the New York Times weighs in explaining why numbers and formulas are unlikely to help forge the perfect couple.
Hang on a minute, wasn't online dating designed to reduce the complexities of finding a partner in the first place?
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Technology and competition for this lucrative market has made a mockery of it. To the average person, thanks to bad press and other contributing factors, online dating has become somewhat of an un-trusted source for meeting people.
So why are we different here at Free Dating America? The simple truth is that, people like to explore the pool of singles by sifting through simple location based searches and not relying on an algorithm and a bunch of gimmicks, not to mention a cash grab, in order to find someone they like the look of.