We’ve got the results here from a new survey by the Pew Research Center on dating in the U.S. Here are five highlights . . .
1. 50% of single people say they’re not looking for dates OR a relationship. Keep in mind, though, those numbers are skewed a bit by older people who don’t want to date. Around two-thirds of single people under 40 want dates or a relationship.
2. The top five dating dealbreakers for people are: The person lives far away . . . they have significant debt . . . they voted for President Trump . . . they’re 10 years older . . . or they’re raising kids from another relationship.
3. 52% of people say there are cases where it’s, quote, “acceptable” to have an open relationship, even if they wouldn’t be into it themselves.
4. 51% say it’s okay to break up over the phone . . . 13% say it’s okay to break up with a text . . . 13% say it’s okay with an email . . . and 12% say it’s okay with a DM.
5. 18% of people in relationships today met their significant other through work. Only 12% met through online dating. (Pew Research Center)