The survey also asked new questions about technology and social networking.
Among those findings:-- Almost 28% say they've dated someone they met online; 20% met their most recent first date that way; almost half (48%) of gay men and lesbian women have dated someone they met online;-- 36% have sent a sexy photo or explicit text;-- 48% of single women and 38% of men research a date on Facebook before the first date;-- 6% of singles say they have broken up with a significant other due to Facebook; for men it was mostly because of pictures (55%), while for women it was posts on another person's wall (48%)."People are jealous and insecure by nature, and Facebook definitely exacerbates that," Atik says.
Among the findings:-- 38% would cancel a date because of something they found while doing Internet research on their date.-- 42% would not date a virgin.-- 65% would not date someone with credit card debt greater than $5,000; 54% would not date someone with substantial student loan debt.-- 49% would consider getting into a committed relationship with someone who lived at home with parents. However, because Census data indicate only who is not married, there's no clear count on those who are in a relationship or those who aren't seeking one.
Among the "must haves," women want respect and men want someone in whom to trust and confide; both rate a sense of humor as key qualities for a partner. Joe Vaillancourt, 24, is "newly single," following the end of a relationship that lasted a couple of years.
‘A lot of people think their serious, hot photo is going to get them a lot of swipes, but we’ve found that when you’re authentically smiling it actually increases your chances of getting a swipe right by 14%.’ ‘I like seeing who someone’s friends are because I think that says a lot about a person, but one group photo is enough – don’t make it your first photo, and certainly not all of them.’ get swiped right if you don’t have your bio filled out. ’ ‘It’s best to send messages instead of leaving that match idle.