Women want commitment and men want no strings attached, right? That may not be the case according to new data from online dating site FirstMet.com.
We analyzed nearly 1.6 million responses to the question, “Are you looking for a serious relationship, or something casual?”, and the results led us to some interesting conclusions about singles in the United States.
Singles in the Northeast were much more open to free love than other regions — New York, New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut, and Maryland were all in the top 10 of states looking for flings. There were also small pockets in the South (Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee) and in the West (Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico) that opted to keep things casual.
But ultimately, the Illinois boasted the largest percentage of singles hoping to hook up rather than get hitched.
Surprisingly, Boston-ites are in it for the long haul with over 40% of single men there looking for a wicked serious relationship. Fort Worth, TX came in second for having the most men looking for a serious relationship, followed by Memphis, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Ladies in these cities shouldn’t worry too much — we’re sure you could find some casual relationships in these places, too.
Although the percentages were much smaller, women in Louisville, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles have casual experiences on their mind and are the most likely to be seeking no-strings attached encounter.