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Survey: Internet no. 1 place where people found their last first date

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Match.com released its findings from its eighth annual Singles in America study.

The company surveyed over 5,000 people living in the U.S., and the survey captured "surprising data and trends on shifting gender norms, the evolving rules of casual dating, the complications presented by technology and social media, as well as attitudes about love, sex, and relationships across generations."

They found that more than half of U.S. singles have tried a dating app. The internet was the no. 1 place where people met their last first date in 2017.

Sixty-nine percent of singles are looking for something serious, and there are several ways to get there.

  • Hanging out: 29 percent of singles who have been "hanging out" with someone has had their relationship turn serious.
  • Friends with benefits: 55 percent have had a "friends with benefits" relationship, and 45 percent have turned serious.
  • First date: 44 percent went on a first date in 2017.
  • Dating more than one person: 44 percent of singles said they dated more than one person in 2017.

Also, the survey found that 72 percent of singles would date someone from a different political party.

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