In addition to the many, many other reasons, a survey posted in USA TODAY on Monday says that a cracked iPhone could be the reason you're not having more sex.
That little bit of helpful info was just one of many revelations that came out as part of an annual Singles in America survey, which asked 5,000 millennials their two cents on dating in modern America.
Funded by Match.com, the survey also revealed that 34 percent of singles have boned before a first date, and also that millennials are 48 percent more likely to put out than all other previous generations.
Thinking way too much into it Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and chief science advisor for Match, said "We have a real misunderstanding of millennials. I think they are very career oriented, so sex before the first date could be a sex interview, where they want to know if they want to spend time with this person.”
Furthermore the survey reveals that 40 percent of those questioned claimed to have gone on a date with somebody they met online. Forty two percent judge their date by their social media posts (just another reason to exercise caution), 50 percent are turned off when their date starts texting, and that a whopping 75 percent are turned-off when their date answers their phone without an explanation.
Finally, when it comes to the phone, it seems you should stop putting off an upgrade. The singles surveyed made it clear that they don't like phones which are cracked, old, or make those annoying clicking sounds when you text.
Other tidbits you can attempt to use to your advantage:
- 71 percent of men find it attractive when a woman is willing to split the bill, though the survey also indicates that a woman willing to help with the tab may be doing so so she doesn't feel obligated to kiss/hug/bang/go on a second date.
- 80 percent of singles want romantic love.
- 54 percent feel pressure to settle down and start a family.
- 35 percent feel pressure to marry to keep up with their friends.
- Bucking traditional gender stereotypes, 43 percent of men are more likely than woman to feel that having sex helps build an emotional connection to their partner.
- Most men surveyed think feminism makes dating better.
- In a surprising twist, more than 90 percent of men wish women would make the first move in regards to kissing/sex.
- 95 percent of men say it's cool for a woman to ask for a man's number (who are these other five percent?)
- However, we wish the best of luck to those optimistic men, as only 29 percent of women surveyed said they'd actually initiate a first kiss, and only 13 percent said they'd ask for a number.
- 75 percent of men and 64 percent of women said they wanted more adventure in the bedroom, with men saying an enthusiastic partner who isn't shy about her body is a turn-on.
- In response to a great question, 32 percent of men said they had sent dick pics, while 90 percent of women said those failed to arouse them. On a similar note, two-thirds of gay men also said receiving dick pics did nothing for them.
*Lets out deep breath* Finally:
- 70 percent of respondents were in favor of polyamorous relationships, but only six percent had ever tried one.
Best of luck in finding out a way to use any/all of these to your benefit.