Here is some breaking news: most of your notions about singles are wrong. Even if you aren’t married, this holds true. On Feb 2nd, Match.com separates fact from fiction in our second annual Single in America study– the largest and most comprehensive look at single life in the U.S. today. With that in mind, our street team pounded the pavement to gather a few opinions prior to our data being released, while we decided to reach out to dating expert K. Aleisha Fetters. We wanted to see if our street team’s findings in the video above were much different from our online experts thoughts on a topic that we like to call: Men vs. Women.
Match.com: What do you think men are most concerned with physically: their weight, their height, or being muscular?
K. Aleisha Fetters: Their height.
Match.com: Many women would agree. Why do you think height trumps other physical traits that might concern men?
Fetters: Men think that women won’t date them if they are short.
Match.com: Who said physical appearance is more of a “must have” in a relationship: single men or women?
Match.com: Why do you think that’s the case?
Fetters: Men are very visual.
Match.com: Dr. Helen Fisher would agree on that point. Who do you think “checks out” their dates more on Facebook, men or women?
Match.com: Why do you think women engage in this behavior?
Fetters: Women like to get more information so they can be sure that someone is a decent guy.
Match.com: Do you have a “detective” story you want to share?
Fetters: Don’t think so, but if I can’t find someone on Facebook or Google, it seems very strange.
Match.com: Who’s more comfortable with PDA (public displays of affection): single men or women?
Fetters: Women, being that they are stereotypically more lovey-dovey.
Match.com: So then, who do you think takes longer to recover after a breakup: men or women?
Fetters: Women take longer to recover.
Match.com: What determined your answer?
Fetters: Oxytocin [the hormone that encourages bonding].
Check back here on February 2nd to see how American singles responded to the exact same questions in our second annual Singles in America study.