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43% of the US population and an estimated 60% of the online community is single. 24.3% of singles have used or are currently using online dating services or personals to meet someone.
 

A report indicates that email relationships can be far more intimate than normal dating. Women are most likely to find a potential lover online, with 72% admitting to having had an online romance, compared to 52% of men. The report also found that 33% of all online relationships led to a date." - The Sunday Times, Innovations, 17-1-1999

Women are more likely to merge friendship with love, focus on a lover's desired attributes, and are uncertain in relationships. Men see love as a game to be played with diverse partners and are wary of emotional intensity. -Hendrick & Hendrick (1987)

Vaughn Bryant Jr., professor and head of the anthropology department at Texas A&M, said in a "Chicago Tribune" article that the first erotic kiss was exchanged about 1500 B.C. in India. Prior to that time there is no evidence; (clay tablets, cave paintings or written records) that indicate the history of the kiss.

Bryant also said that rubbing and pressing noses together, a no-tongues exchange between lovers, became popular about 1500 B.C.

It is a scientific fact that kissing signals our brains to produce oxytocin, a hormone that gives us that good-all-over feeling we experience when kissing. It is also known that biology causes one kiss to prompt another. When we kiss, the insides of our mouths and edges of our lips produce a chemical that shouts for more.

A study in 1997 out of Princeton University concluded that our brains are equipped with neurons that help us find our lovers lips in the dark. It is no wonder that many couples enjoy kissing in a dark theater.

German physicians and psychologists have concluded that those who kiss their spouse each morning miss less work because of illness than those who do not. Those who kiss also have fewer auto accidents on the way to work, earn 20 to 30 percent more monthly and live approximately five years longer. Dr. Arthur Sazbo, one of the German psychologists, says the reason behind the good fortune is those who have a morning kiss begin the day with a positive attitude.

In 1727, Helen Morrison, a lonely spinster, became the first woman to place a Lonely Hearts advertisement. It appeared in the Manchester Weekly Journal. The mayor promptly committed her to a lunatic asylum for four weeks. - The People's Almanac #2 In the United States "going Dutch" on a date means each person pays for her or himself.

St. Louis based psychologist Monica Moore studied women's flirting behavior and found that single women in a bar averaged 70 flirtatious acts per hour, compared with 19 in a restaurant and 10 in a library.

The most common of all reasons for break-ups are differences. This can include different life goals, differences in religion, different race, incompatible personalities, and families that don't approve.

Apparently, five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. But that means that 95% aren't!

The oldest known greeting card in existence is a Valentine made in the 1400's and lives in the British Museum, the early greeting card was hand delivered.

Young farmer with 100 acres would be pleased to hear from young lady with tractor. Please send photograph of tractor." - Advertisement in Evesham Admag, 1977.

An anonymous source in "The Book of Kisses" by William Cane describes a kiss as something that you cannot give without taking, and cannot take without giving.

There are always warning signs before someone breaks up with you. The trick is to not be so blinded by love that you can't spot these red flags when they happen.

The American public overwhelmingly agrees that being physically attractive is a strong asset in modern society, yet only a minority of Americans say they wish that they themselves were more beautiful or handsome. And, despite the aging of the baby boom, and the apparent increase in a societal emphasis on beauty and appearance in recent years, the numbers of those who would like to be better looking or who would consider plastic surgery have not changed significantly since 1990. Additionally, a spirit of optimism prevails when Americans are asked to assess their own appearance. Only 2% of the public is willing to say that they are personally below average in looks; the majority consider themselves to be "average."- [Taken from the Gallup Poll News Service.]

Body language defined is non-verbal movement used to convey a message. It can be a powerful tool if you can read it correctly. Like anything else worth knowing, there is an art to it. When you interact with others, your words make up only 30 to 35% of communication, and when you converse with another person, you're letting them know things you'd never imagine--without even saying a word.

Women are generally marrying later but more than a quarter of women aged 15 to19 are married in 22 countries---all in developing regions. More people are living alone in the developed regions, and the majority are women.

Although women outnumber men in most regions, men outnumber women in parts of Asia.

Populations around the world are ageing as fewer children are born and people live increasingly longer lives.

 
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