But as I continued browsing through my guy's extensive, factoid-heavy book collection, I realized that there were statistics confirming just about every dating phenomenon I'd ever experienced.
So if you're lonely and looking, you're better off hitting on cuties at Starbucks. Got someone hot in your sights and want to reveal your interest? Women and men who post their photos receive more than twice as many e-mails as those without photos, according to a study published by economists at MIT and University of Chicago. For women, the clock isn't ticking quite so fast—they ponder whether to get together again for an hour or so. So, don't write off a date just because you two bickered over the dinner bill; everyone clashes over cash. If you're feeling like your relationship is hitting the skids and want to bail, the painful face-to-face approach might not be necessary: An estimated 48 percent of online daters report that their breakups have happened over e-mail.A coincidental bonus for women thinking of relocating: All of these cities are sunny and warm. The best place for single people on the prowl is New York, where 50 percent of state residents are unmarried, and Washington, D.C., where a whopping 70 percent of the population is single.“Furthermore the breakup rates for both marital and non-marital romantic relationship were found to be higher for couples who met online that couples who met through offline venues.” The findings contradict a report from the University of Chicago which suggested that online relationships were stronger.That study was funded by the dating site e Harmony.