83% feel that love is hard to find, while 43% reported believing that technology has made finding love difficult.
Furthermore, when singles were asked their feelings about dating today, their top descriptions for dating included: “overwhelming,” “sexual,” “transactional, ” and “unkind.” Yet still 75% of singles are hopeful that love is out there, and nearly 60% are motivated to find romantic love and a long-term companion. YOUNG SINGLES AND DATING OPTIMISM REIGNS: Millennials and Gen Z singles are the most optimistic daters in America today.
And 87% of young men would be delighted if a woman initiated the first kiss, but only 23% of young women often do.
These patterns tell us that it’s women, not men, who still feel bound by old-fashioned courtship traditions.
It has changed behavior too: Overall, both men and women are more reserved when approaching someone new in public (35%), as well as when on a date (33%), and with what they post on social media (28%).
Additionally, when with a new potential partner, 19% of singles think twice about the jokes they make, the topics they discuss (15%), and about inviting that person to come home with them (15%).
Everybody here wants to meet a kitesurfer to share the love of our fantastic sport and to find a kitesurfer to love.The current fear that the young don’t care about love and commitment is just plain wrong.They are simply having a hard time finding it and feeling burnt out by the search,” says Dr.Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and Chief Science Advisor to Match.“Moreover, this year’s Singles in America study gives a first-of-its-kind look at the positive impact the #Me Too movement has had on single men — on dates and in the office.” Most fascinating, perhaps, is the feeling of dating burnout from singles of all generations who are fatigued by the search for a meaningful relationship.