Dr. Helen Fisher was hired by Match.com to study what made singles tick these days. The Singles in America findings matched a lot of what you might expect—texting is huge, sex if prevalent, and married people sometimes wish they were single (and vice versa). One of the things that didn’t surprise me all that much but seemed to be a big finding was that the “friends with benefits” arrangement is all the rage these days. For me, that was so 2005, but I’m okay with being a trendsetter. Besides, I still like a little No Strings Attached fun.
It was really cool getting invited by Match.com to view the live stream of Dr. Fisher’s presentation (and write this blog post about it). She’s clearly someone who knows her stuff as well as a witty individual who doesn’t take herself too seriously despite all of her credentials.
The thing that’s getting better and better about Internet dating and being single in America these days is that Match and other sites are expanding their product to include articles, statistical summaries, live parties (I’ll be sure to tell you if one comes to Denver), YouTube videos (seriously, check this out) and other helpful ways to meet the partner you want while dating online. I need to spruce up my profile, brush (and floss!), and get ready to date even more!