By Jessica Gomez

What does it mean to be single in 2018? The dating climate has changed. Being single has a whole new meaning. For some, it’s horrible, and for others, an absolute thrill. Whichever side of the spectrum you may fall, you can count on fun surveys to tell you what people are thinking. Norms have changed between men and women due to the internet and technology affecting the way we feel and act when it comes to sex, relationships, and love — and this survey confirms it.

A 2017 study on singles in America, conducted by Research Now and funded by Match, depicts surprising data on the evolution of the dating scene and there’s dating advice in there, too:

Both present dating statistics and the future of dating were among the information gathered from the survey: What’s been going around the internet lately is the invention of sex robots. Are they going to replace us as sex partners? The survey, based on 5,000 people, shows that one in four singles would have sex with a robot. And, nearly 50% of singles would consider it cheating if their partner had sex with one.

The study also found interesting information on what women want and do not want on a first date, along with what’s acceptable and expected in the dating scene. 94% of women want their date to compliment her appearance, to be waiting for her when she arrives (90%), to hug her (82%), kiss her on the cheek (71%) and insist on paying the bill (91% of women approve of this, however 45% think it’s appropriate to split the bill), according to the study. And the most inappropriate thing to do on a date is checking your phone regularly — only one in 10 women think this is appropriate!

That is some of the juiciest information, but check out the rest of the survey’s information HERE.

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