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Over 70 million adults in the United States are single. The Census Bureau statistics show that people are choosing to marry less frequently, or to marry later, than in past generations.

A report indicates that email relationships can be far more intimate than normal dating. Women are most likely to find a potential lover online, with 72% admitting to having had an online romance, compared to 52% of men. The report also found that 33% of all online relationships led to a date."
- The Sunday Times, Innovations

In 1727, Helen Morrison, a lonely spinster, became the first woman to place a Lonely Hearts advertisement. It appeared in the Manchester Weekly Journal. The mayor promptly committed her to a lunatic asylum for four weeks.
- The People's Almanac #2

St. Louis based psychologist Monica Moore studied women's flirting behavior and found that single women in a bar averaged 70 flirtatious acts per hour, compared with 19 in a restaurant and 10 in a library.

The American public overwhelmingly agrees that being physically attractive is a strong asset in modern society, yet only a minority of Americans say they wish that they themselves were more beautiful or handsome. And, despite the aging of the baby boom, and the apparent increase in a societal emphasis on beauty and appearance in recent years, the numbers of those who would like to be better looking or who would consider plastic surgery have not changed significantly since 1990. Additionally, a spirit of optimism prevails when Americans are asked to assess their own appearance. Only 2% of the public is willing to say that they are personally below average in looks; the majority consider themselves to be "average."
- Taken from the Gallup Poll News Service.

Body language defined is non-verbal movement used to convey a message. It can be a powerful tool if you can read it correctly. Like anything else worth knowing, there is an art to it. When you interact with others, your words make up only 30 to 35% of communication, and when you converse with another person, you're letting them know things you'd never imagine--without even saying a word.
- Brenda Ross, Deciphering Body Language

One study reports that 74 percent of single men in their thirties say they want to marry, compared with 64 percent of women. Seventy-one percent of men over forty-five think it is better to be married than to go through life single. airs
- Battelle Human Affairs Research Institute, Reuters

Men say they are tired of being alone and actively seek companionship. In fact, men are twice as likely as women to admit loneliness as a motivation for marriage.
- R.H. Bruskin and Associates, UPI

Men live twice as long when they’re married.
- Princeton University Study, The New York Times

Married men earn an average of 30.6 percent more than unmarried men.
- University of Michigan Survey, The Associated Press

…And are promoted more rapidly.
- Federal Reserve Board Study, Chicago Tribune

Men most frequently meet women through friends, work, and at parties. Men cited personal ads (in magazines and on the Internet) as the fourth way they meet women
- Why Men Marry, A.T. Langford

Flowers give people a tremendous psychological boost that translates into a more positive outlook, an enhanced social network and improved memory.
- Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Rutgers University

Couples who are least likely to pick fights are those who respond to each others attempts to connect, which could be a touch of the hand, an attempt at conversation or a request to spend more time together.
- John Gottman, University of Seattle psychologoist, Los Angeles Times



NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2002—Nearly four months after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, single members of online dating site Date.com say their approaches to dating remain markedly changed.

In an online survey conducted Dec. 30-Jan. 3, 62 percent of 11,927 total respondents said the events of Sept. 11 changed the way they date. Sixty percent, for example, said they go to singles bars or singles events less frequently since Sept. 11. Eighteen percent said they go to singles bars and events more frequently. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of total respondents said they spend more time dating online since Sept. 11. Results for all questions were virtually identical between male and female respondents.

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