getting back in the game

COVID can’t kill singles’ quest for love. Two-thirds of singles are ready to date in person again! Gen Z men are the most eager, with 50% claiming they’re “very ready.”  The enthusiasm isn’t shared by everyone though. 68% of Boomer women claim they’re “not ready at all.” 

proceed with caution

No matter where singles live & what pace they’re moving at, it’s clear dating IRL will spark some new rules & conversations. Starting with, of course, “the talk.” 

And by talk, we mean the COVID talk: 21% of singles will ask if a potential date has been practicing social distancing before meeting in person. 

While 20% of singles say they’ll insist both individuals wear a mask throughout the date, young singles are the most open to wearing a mask (28% of Gen Z and 25% of Millennials).

so which cities want to go out & which want to stay in?

The singles most ready to date in person again live in Jacksonville, FL, followed by San Antonio, TX & Atlanta, GA. 

When it comes to staying on the couch, they’re also all over the map. The top cities where singles are least ready to date in person include Portland, OR, Fort Worth, TX, & Phoenix, AZ.

who never stopped dating in person to begin with?

We’re looking at you, Californians! San Jose and San Diego singles topped the list.

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We surveyed 5,000 singles across the nation this August, with the help of our friends at Dynata and trusty experts like Dr. Helen Fisher and Dr. Justin R. Garcia. Our participants were from all ages, ethnicities, incomes and walks of life. The result? Singles in America. And now, in its 10th year, we have surveyed over 50,000 singles nationwide making up the most comprehensive study on singles EVER.

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