Match's seventh annual Singles In America survey, the most comprehensive survey of singles, reveals how over 5,000 American singles ages 18-70+ view dating, love, and sex today. But what about smartphone-addicted, swipe-right-or-left obsessed, ghosting/benching/breadcrumbing Millennials? How does our generation differ from older generations when it comes to modern dating, love, and sex? Turns out, we're definitely doing things differently, but not in the ways you'd expect.
“Millennials are diligently using technology to find love—and building new dating rules and taboos along the way," Dr. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and Chief Scientific Advisor to Match said in a press release. "Moreover, if you want to spur a budding relationship forward, skip the flowers: leave your cell phone in your pocket.”
For one, we're actually looking for love more than other generations, which is kinda sweet, but we're also frustrated af with dating and most of us feel lonely. We don't have rules about when it's OK to sleep with someone (yay sex-positivity!), but we're more likely to think sex is better when there's an emotional connection involved and it seems like we're using sex to make a decision on how we feel about partner. And oral? Well, we're a lot less likely than other generations to enjoy it for some reason.