15 Surprising Statistics On Singles

March 9, 2015  |  
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Hey single lady, yeah, you: Do you ever wonder if you’re the only one who does “crazy” things like have a friend with benefits and snoop through his phone and frequent the Taco Bell app? You’re not (okay we’re not totally sure about the Taco Bell Thing, but here are 15 statistics on singles that should give you peace of mind about your comings and goings.

They’re taking over the world

Not really, but for the first time in decades, unmarried people outnumber married people—only by a portion of a percent though.

Women are waiting

In recent years, the number of women who wait to be in a committed relationship with a man before having sex has risen drastically. In 2010 25% of women waited and by 2013 37% waited.






But it could be worth the wait

Singles are apparently more generous in bed that non-singles, with nearly 100% (you read that right) saying they put their partner’s satisfaction before their own.

It’s tougher to orgasm

Maybe those singles should be a little more focused on their own pleasure though: only 38% of singles orgasm the majority of the times they have sex.


Friends with Benefits are everywhere

Nearly 50% of singles have had a friend with benefits relationship. In 2013 40% of those singles were women and 53% were men.

Your FWB could become your boo

Nearly half of FWB relationships are turning into long-term, committed relationships.








People aren’t worried about sexting

Even after all the recent celeb photos stolen off of phones, people are still sexting a-plenty. 57% of single men do it and 45% of single women do.


Well, they’re a little worried…

The active sexters aren’t totally naïve to the dangers: 75% believe the act can damage their reputation, 72% fear it can damage their jobs, 69% believe it can hurt their relationships and 60% think it can harm their self esteem.

Online dating is surging

Almost 1/3 of singles have dated somebody they met online and 1/5 of singles are meeting first dates online.

There’s no privacy anymore

If you refuse to date someone who wont check your phone, you might find it hard to date someone. Seventy-seven percent of single women and 53% of single men refuse to date someone who isn’t completely open about what they do on their phones. Maybe that’s why they’re single though…

So who is cyber snooping?

Twenty-something’s are the most likely to look into a date’s phone or other private device. Twenty nine percent of twenty-something’s log into their date’s Facebook, 26% dig into phones and 18% hack an email account.


Real life snooping exists too

Almost 25% of single women admit to looking around a date’s home, closet, car, pockets, drawers—you name it—to gather information.

Singles don’t cherish the single life

In fact 90% of singles in America believe they’ll be married and will be happy in a marriage.


Pre-date Googling

If you think this little video or that little article won’t hurt your chances of finding someone, think again: 49% of single women say they will cancel a date if they find something they don’t like about their date online, and 23% of single men say the same.


Pre-date Facebooking

Forty eight percent of women stalk their dates on Facebook before meeting them, and 38% of men do.

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