While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.
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.
This section also includes any relevant facts about dating, relationships, and marriage that I thought would be of interest to the dating industry.
The second part is for actual dating services (this includes dating sites and dating apps).
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.
Other new data released last month from a Pew Research Center survey found that just 15% of Americans report not using the Internet.
Cacioppo defends the results, and says that before he agreed to analyze the data, "I set stipulations that it would be about science and not about e Harmony." He adds that two independent statisticians from Harvard University were among co-authors."I had an agreement with e Harmony that I had complete control and we would publish no matter what we found and the data would be available to everyone," he says.
Finkel says the overall percentage of marriages in the survey is "on the high end of what I would have anticipated."Sociologist Michael Rosenfeld of Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., says the numbers seem "reasonable."He says his own research, published last year in the American Sociological Review, found 22% of newly formed couples had met online, "but couples who meet online are more likely to progress to marriage than couples who meet in other ways." He says his new analysis of nationally representative data found that of 926 unmarried couples followed from 2009 to 2011, those who met online were twice as likely to marry as those who met offline.
Although Rosenfeld says the paper is a "serious and interesting paper" and "Cacioppo is a serious scholar with a big reputation," he is concerned that "the use of an Internet survey which leaves non-Internet households out might bias the results."Harris Interactive says the results have been weighted to correct for potential bias in its online surveys.
Fifty-one percent of people use flattery, according to the book ? Call it rude or just plain convenient, but it happens a lot.