The Secret Dating World of American Singles
Dating in Georgia
Georgia has the highest percentage of women who get a Brazilian wax before a big date: 24 percent.
Dating in California
Cali has the greatest percentage of men who met their last date through friends: 40.2 percent.
Dating in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of guys who’ll live with a girl before marriage: 85.7 percent.
Dating in Alaska
Although Alaska has the greatest number of eligible men per woman, “we’re talking a certain type of man: high testosterone, rugged, possibly aggressive,” says Helen Fisher, Ph.D., an anthropologist at Rutgers University and chief scientific adviser to match.com. “So unless you’re a daring, unconventional woman, this isn’t going to be a great scene for you.”
Dating in Texas
Texas has the most guys who won’t move in with even “the right girl” before marriage: 26 percent. Says Fisher of her own research, “Texas is the top state for traditionalists.”
Dating in Washington, D.C.
Unlike the 50 states, Washington, D.C., has more young single women than men: 53 percent to 47 percent.
Dating in Massachusetts
One out of eight Boston men expect sex on the first date—the highest ratio of any city.
Dating in New York
Fourteen percent of New York men spend five minutes or less getting ready for a first date.