Ladies, think you're in a relationship with a guy who adores you? Well, according to Match.com’s Singles in America survey, there’s a one-in-three-chance you were just his Mrs. Good Enough.
Nearly one-third of men are willing to make a commitment without being in love, the survey says. (That statistic surely will start some arguments today.) But wait, it gets better. Men also said they were willing to commit to a person who has everything they desire in a mate, even if they don’t find the companion sexually attractive.
Just 23% of women were willing to commit in the absence of love and sexual attraction, according to the survey of more than 5,000 singles.
To some, the survey results may seem to counter conventional wisdom, which suggests women are more likely to settle. And there are tons mixed messages singles get about dating: Some love gurus may encourage you to settle and others are adamantly against it. What’s a single person to do?
The survey includes some other gems:
- Conservative Republicans are significantly more likely than other political groups to be very satisfied with sex in their marriage. Forty percent of them are, to be exact. Why hasn't this come up in the debates???
- Keeping with the political theme: Democrats and Republicans seek vastly different traits in partners. Liberals are more like to search for humor, independence and an equal. Conservatives tend to want someone with the same background and political affiliation.
- Men fall in love just as often as women, but are more likely to experience love at first sight.
- Finally, singles older than 60 are most likely to insist on a relationship with strong sexual attraction and romance. And they’re more likely than any other group to achieve orgasm -- a startling 91 to 100% of the time. (Note to our parents and grandparents: Congratulations! But be careful...)