Fascinating facts about dating and relationships

Ansari learned that "[B]etween 20 more than one third of couples who got married in the United States met through an online dating site.Online dating was the single biggest way people met their spouses.

In a somewhat shocking statistic, it's still pretty uncommon for a woman to ask a dude out on a date.

"In 2012 only 12 percent of American women had asked anyone out in the previous year." Ovary up, ladies, and ask those dudes out on dates!

An "active-constructive" response would be the best, according to Amie Gordon, a social psychologist at the University of California at Berkeley: • An active-constructive response from the partner would be enthusiastic support: "That's great, honey! You've been working so hard." • A passive-constructive response would be understated support: a warm smile and a simple "that's good news." • An active-destructive response would be a statement that demeaned the event: "Does this mean you are going to be gone working even longer hours now? " • Finally, a passive-destructive response would virtually ignore the good news: "Oh, really?

Well, you won't believe what happened to me on the drive home today!

And a 10-year difference makes them 39 percent more likely." In multiple studies, couples that actively celebrated good news (rather than actively or passively dismissed it) have had a higher rate of relationship well-being.

For example, say a wife comes home to her partner and shares an accomplishment.

For the generation who did marry around the block, "the average age of marriage was around twenty for women and twenty-three for men.

Today the average age of first marriage is about twenty-seven for women and twenty-nine for men, and it's around thirty for both men and women in big cities like New York and Philadelphia.""In 2014 the average American spent 444 minutes per day — nearly 7.5 hours — in front of a screen, be it a smartphone, tablet, television, or personal computer." And according to Ansari, "we're spending so much time with our digital devices because we've all developed our own personal 'phone worlds'" and accompanying phone selves who live in this private space.

52 percent of that group would call, and only 8 percent would text.) Since so much of our life is lived staring at a screen, it makes sense that texts would be more common than phone calls these days."According to a 2014 survey of 2,712 eighteen-to thirty-year-olds who'd had a relationship end during the previous year, 56 percent said they had broken up using digital media," which means a minority of people broke up with their partner face-to-face.

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