Being single isn’t easy, and it was certainly much harder this year thanks to the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean folks still didn’t find a way to date, and now a new Match survey reveals how singles navigated this unique year.
A survey of 5,000 singles finds:
- More singles are looking for real relationships (as opposed to just hookups).
- In fact, 58% say they are focusing on intentional dating due to the pandemic.
- 53% of those folks are searching for a relationship.
- 63% of app users say they are spending more time getting to know a potential partner.
When it comes to dating moving forward:
- Two-thirds are ready to go on an in-person date.
- 36% say they are going to be more selective about who they date, and 23% will be more selective about where they will go.
- 21% plan to ask their date to practice social distancing.
- 20% expect to be more cautious about touching and kissing.
- 20% will insist dates wear a mask throughout the date.
- ONE MORE THING! Considering it's an election year, the survey also looked at how politics play a role in relationship these days and finds:
- 76% of singles of both party affiliations believe a partner needs to share their political beliefs.
- Only 48% of singles believe they can have a relationship with someone with very different political views, which is a 15% decrease over the last eight years.
- 45% of singles want to know a partner’s political viewpoints by the second date.
- 79% of singles are comfortable telling a potential partner their political affiliation.
- 30% of singles find debating political issues with a date sexy.