Fun Facts About Singles In America

by Sarah Ruhlman

15afb9ea-3166-438f-95f4-eb3a1b70037fOver the weekend, I teamed up with and Real Housewives star Carole Radziwill to join in their Singles In America livestream.  The livestream Singles In America took place at The Rickey at Dream Midtown.  Check out the video below for the full stream.

While the live stream was happening I invited a few of my gal pals over and we had our own mini party.




Check out the statistics we learned.  You might be surprised about some of these! Starting with the statistics of dating and politics.


Passion and Politics: Individuals who are passionate about political issues (regardless of their affiliation) have better sex, with 13% more orgasms; they are also 32% more likely to experience multiple orgasms. So, if he or she is passionate about the candidates at dinner, you can anticipate more passion in the bedroom, too! 

Hillary vs. Trump:

  • Hillary supporters are more likely to: lie about the number of past sex partners (102%); “wait for the right person” (38%); actively look for commitment (43%) and want children (65%).  On the first date they expect no physical contact (2133%), are 70% more likely to discuss politics and 226% more likely to discuss marriage.  
  • Trump supporters are more likely to: film themselves having sex (99%); have five or more exes (54%); be unemployed (82%) or retired (96%); expect sex on the first date (1104%) and discuss their exes (116%).

Kiss & Tell: When it comes to kissing, older female singles chose Marco Rubio as the most kissable candidate (24%), while millennials are 94% more likely to want to kiss Bernie Sanders.

Trump & Dump: However, when it comes to “ghosting,” over a third of single women would choose to drop Donald Trump cold turkey after a first date.


First Impressions and Second Chances: 59% of men and women do not expect to feel chemistry until the second date, and over a third of singles don’t expect passion to erupt until the third date or later.  However, 53% will go on a second date with someone for whom they do not yet feel any romantic chemistry–largely because 50% of singles believe that the person will “grow” on them.


Winning Conversations on the First Date

Politically Correct: Talking politics used to be a social faux pas, but no more. In fact, a good discussion on any political issue can boost your chances of a second date by 91%. 25% of singles say “not being registered to vote” is an instant deal-breaker, while 35% will not consider dating someone who “does not have an opinion on key political issues.”  

  • Getting Specific: Discussing abortion can be contentious, but three-quarters of singles will discuss this topic on a first date. Over 80% of singles are happy to talk about religion, gun control, immigration and marriage equality, too.
  • Pop Culture & Sports: Don’t know a “safety” from a “hat trick?” No worries. Less than 20% of men and 23% of women care if a date knows about sports. And no need to keep up with the Kardashians, since only 10% of women and 11% of men care if a date follows celebrity and pop culture.

What’s Off the Table: Past relationships are dating landmines, as only 14% of singles will discuss an ex on a first date.  Asking about sex with an ex will decrease your second-date chances by 40%. You may not get an honest answer anyway, as a quarter of singles admit to lying about sex with past lovers.


Menus and Makeouts: Almost 75% of singles prefer American cuisine on a first dinner date.  But if you want to take a risk, go for sushi; it will boost your chances of a second date by 170%.  As for beverages, singles’ drink of choice is soda and/or iced tea (29%).  However, if you want to lock in a second date, order a cocktail (and skip the wine or beer), as this will increase your second-date chances by 137%. Additionally, 50% of men and women think only kissing is appropriate on a ‘good’ first date, while 44% say that a kiss is inappropriate no matter what the circumstances.  Only 15% of men and 7% of women expect a “make-out session” on a first date, and only 6% of men and 1% of women expect to have sex.


Now, here is all the facts you might have been wondering about the ex’s: Taking the ex out of sex, letting go and moving on…

Defining the “ex:” Over 50% of singles believe you have to date more than three months to count someone as an ex, with 32% of women believing you have to date someone for over a year.

Taking the ex out of sex:  Around 16% of singles have drunk-dialed an ex, with about half of those doing it two or fewer times. 32% of women have “creeped” on an ex through social media compared to 20% of men. An equal number of men and women have dreamed about sex with an ex (33%) and a quarter of singles have actually followed through.

Dating your friend’s ex?:  Half of men and a quarter of women would date an ex’s friend, while about half of women and a third of men would be upset if a friend dated one of their exes.  Additionally, half of men and 42% of women will stay friends with an ex.

Exes and O’s: Having 5+ exes increases the chances of having multiple orgasms by 103% (78% for men and 130% for women).

I hope you enjoyed these fun facts, happy dating!! To find out more visit and follow the social conversation at #SinglesinAmerica.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Thank you to the brands who make Sarah Scoop possible.

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