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So I've come to think that due to this cognitive overload, we're ushering in a new form of courtship that I call "slow love." I arrived at this during my work with
Every year for the last six years, we've done a study called "Singles in America." We don't poll the Match population, we poll the American population.
I keep telling them and they agree with me, that these are not dating sites, they are introducing sites.
When you sit down in a bar, in a coffee house, on a park bench, your ancient brain snaps into action like a sleeping cat awakened, and you smile and laugh and listen and parade the way our ancestors did 100,000 years ago.
Fourteen million or more people have now taken the questionnaire, and I've been able to watch who's naturally drawn to whom.
We've got data now on over 30,000 people, and every single year, I see some of the same patterns.
Every single year when I ask the question, over 50 percent of people have had a one-night stand — not necessarily last year, but in their lives — 50 percent have had a friends with benefits during the course of their lives, and over 50 percent have lived with a person long-term before marrying. I have doubted that for a long time; the patterns are too strong.
There's got to be some Darwinian explanation — Not that many people are crazy.
In this case, the drive to win life's greatest prize: a mating partner.
They evolved over 4.4 million years ago among our first ancestors, and they're not going to change if you swipe left or right on Tinder.