Basically, relationships and the rules are a 'changing. The stats about modern love are pretty fascinating, according to a 2014 survey done by MSNBC. Here are 10 cold, hard truths about dating in modern times, starring the beautiful faces of our own E! Online readers! If you want to be featured in a future article, scroll on down to see how to get the chance to see your face on this site!
44% of the American population is single
Almost half of the humans walking around this country are unattached and not getting dragged to Farmers Markets on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Lucky bastards.
40 million Americans use online dating services
Sometimes opening up your laptop and performing a search is easier (and better) than wandering around the bar scene. But whether you are online or offline, there will be creeps. Be safe in/out there.
A whopping 88% of women find money to be "very important" in a relationship
Money isn't everything, people. But if you can't afford to take her out to McDonald's every once in a while, you might not be able to keep her for long.
Speaking of cash, the number one argument among couples? Money, obviously
Get your Amazon spending habit in check if you don't want knock-down, drag-out fights in your future. Sure, you might not to be able to get the Sherlock box set, but at least you'll be able to afford groceries.
In the Washington, D.C. area, 70% of the adults are unmarried
They liked it, but maybe they didn't need to put a ring on it. Sometimes Beyoncé is wrong, you guys. (Don't tell her I said that!)
Only 2% of men said they found relationships from going to bars
Lower than you expected, right? That would explain the spike in online dating. Science!
53% of single people say that the smile is the most attractive feature
What's that quote everyone used to have in their AIM profiles? "Never frown, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile." So remember that.
It takes an average of one hour to make a first impression on a woman
That means you have an episode of Scandal's time worth to impress a lady. Or two episodes of Parks and Recreation, if you will.
For men, it only takes 15 minutes to make an impression on them
Apparently men are much quicker to decide if they are into you or not.
63% of married couples say they met their spouse through a friend
Hey, maybe your best buddy is hiding the future love of your life! Not like in a basement or anything. That would be weird. And hopefully you wouldn't be friends with someone like that.