Survey: Americans Reveal Views on Controversial Dating Topics

Jan 17, 2008, 00:00 ET from

    DALLAS, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey released today by, the fastest growing relationship site*, reveals that
 Americans are broad-minded when it comes to love.
 commissioned the survey to continue to host the dialogue with single
 Americans and gain additional insight into current attitudes and behaviors
 around dating and relationships.
     "We're constantly looking at how people view love and companionship in
 order to better serve our millions of members," said Mandy Ginsberg,
 general manager of "Our mission is to help each person find
 the type of relationship they're looking for."
     The survey, conducted by Gfk Roper Public Affairs, reveals Americans'
 true beliefs on controversial topics ranging from pre-martial sex to same
 sex relationships, demonstrating that Americans have a progressive and
 open-minded perspective on modern day relationships.
Highlights from the survey include Americans views on divorce: -- 84% of Americans agree that people who have been divorced have just as much a right to find a romantic relationship as singles Insight into relationship intimacy while dating: -- A large majority of Americans, 84%, agrees that there is nothing wrong with premarital sex between two consenting adults in a relationship And attitudes towards same-sex relationships: -- 72% of singles agree that gay people fall in love the same way straight people do -- About eight in ten (79%) single Americans believe that gay people should have the right to find a meaningful relationship and (74%) of singles endorse the idea of gay marriage or civil unions " prides itself with an open, non-judgmental approach, which has struck a chord with many Americans," Ginsberg continued. "We believe that people want to be associated with a brand that supports their own personal values, and we welcome anyone to 'come as you are' to Chemistry." About Launched by in February 2006, was created to bring together independent-thinking, confident, diverse singles that are serious about finding a meaningful relationship. Based on the research of renowned biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, uses a proprietary test to predict which two people are most likely to experience a life-changing jolt of chemistry. This unique approach, combined with its "come as you are" philosophy and private matching technique, makes the ideal place to find the relationship that is right for each individual, whether it's marriage, romance, a partnership or a long-term commitment. is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI). Survey Methodology Gfk Roper conducted the survey on behalf of from November 30 to December 3, 2007 among a national random sample 1,004 U.S. adults age 18 and older. All interviews were conducted by telephone. The margin of error for the total sample at the 95% confidence level is +/- 3 percentage points. * Based on percentage growth in new registrations (comScore Premium Services Report, U.S. data, Q3 2007 vs. Q3 2006)