12 Surprising New Facts About Singles In America
Men want to live together sooner than women? And more interesting facts...
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12 Surprising New Facts About Singles In America

Match.com recently conducted their second-annual comprehensive study of single people in America, who now constitute one-third of the population. Over 5,000 singles participated in the Singles In America survey, with questions ranging from "How many times have you had sex in the last 12 months?" to "Has the economy affected your dating life?" The survey produced some pretty juicy results...

Study Says Cohabitation Has Advantages Over Marriage
To marry or not to marry?
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Study Says Cohabitation Has Advantages Over Marriage

The Journal of Marriage and Family recently conducted a study which found that there are few advantages for married couples as far as psychological well-being, health or social ties, compared with unmarried couples living together. The study shows that while there are great benefits to marriage and cohabitation over the single life, these benefits weaken as couples depart the "honeymoon period."

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"Hmmm... Amanda..." *drool*
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Study Says Men Get Dumber Just By Thinking About Women

It's no secret that the male gender is a bunch of bumbling idiots when it comes to us ladies. Look at us! Our hips, our breasts, the way we smell, the softness of skin (which is completely natural and in no way attributed to mounds of moisturizer) and of course, just the fact that we are the fairer (read: superior) of the genders — we're the complete package.

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Are men and women really from different planets?
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Study Says Men Are 'Emotionally Stable' -- Uh, Really?

In the early 1990's, a writer and relationship counselor by the name of John Gray, Ph.D. wrote a little book you may have heard of: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. When the book was published in 1992, it became a pop culture phenomenon that eventually led to more books, seminars, a TV sitcom and even a one-man Broadway show.

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Have you ever had an affair?
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Do Women Cheat As Much As Men Do?

Thanks to the courageous female pioneers of the past few centuries, women now have the same rights as men (thanks Susan B. & co!). Though the sexes still aren't 100 percent equal, us ladies are certainly working hard to be respected as much as our male counterparts. The latest struggle we've almost won? Infidelity!

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Hey, we can't all date birthday boy Liam Hemsworth... lucky Miley Cyrus though!
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When It Comes To Dating, Are We Shallower Than We Admit?

Come on, just admit to it: You want to date that guy who all the girls gawk at when he walks into a room; the guy who's so painfully gorgeous that every time you look at him, you think to yourself: "I totally scored on this one." You do, you do — even if you don't realize it.

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If the death of a loved one can kill you, what about a bad breakup or divorce?
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Heartbreak Can Literally Kill You, Says New Study

Most often, we think of heartbreak as a certain sense of sadness and longing when a relationship ends that can only be stifled with pints of Ben & Jerry's and the constant reassurance from close friends that, "You're better off, honey." But new research has shown that heartbreak is a real occurrence, especially after the loss of a loved one. And it can literally kill you.

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Next time, try taking the 'glass half-full' perspective!
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The 'Think Positive!' Experiment

Every once in a while, I like to do a quick quasi-experiment with my psychology classes. I hand out slips of paper to everyone in the class. It appears (to the students) that all of these papers are the same, although they in fact are quite different. Half of the class has just received a slip asking them to name the three best events that happened to them over the past week. The other half of the class receives a paper that asks them to list the three worst events that happened to them during the past week.

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One in five women has been raped in her life, says a new survey.
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5 Shocking New Facts About Rape

A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.

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Marriage is obsolete -- except among white, educated people, says a recent study.
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Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?

Uh-oh, someone alert the Traditional Values Coalition, because marriage is on the decline. The percentage of married individuals in the U.S. is at a record low, with only 51% of adults 18 and over currently being hitched, according to a Pew Research Center study that came out today. This percentage is not only a drastic decline from the 72% of married adults in 1960, but it has also dropped a significant 5% between 2009 and 2010.

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America, meet condoms. Condoms, meet America. You'll have a good time. We promise.
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Study Says Americans Just Love Risky, Condom-less Sex

Ah, America — land of the free, home of the brave, and a nation of people who don't like safe sex. Because really, people, there's nothing like the risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to spice up your sex life, no?

'Tis The Season! Are You A Giver Or A Receiver?
I used to be a notorious "giver." But the more I gave, the more I pushed the guy away.
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'Tis The Season! Are You A Giver Or A Receiver?

When I was in my early twenties, I was a notorious "giver" — to the point where I didn't even know what it felt like to have someone return the gesture. I felt that the more I gave, the more the guy would like me and appreciate me. Looking back, it seems as though the more I gave, the more I pushed the guy away.