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State of the Date Report

( - February 12, 2008) An online dating service rarely discussed in the news is making a splash with the release of its first annual "State of the Date" report. is an online dating service that uses friends and an online social environment in order to match people together. This week, released the results of a major survey it did on the attitudes of singles.

The survey found that...

- 68% of singles are interested in falling in love and getting married in the next five years.

- 12% of singles believe it is appropriate to break up with someone via email or text message.

- 21% of singles think it is acceptable to first say "I love you" via email or text message.

- 30% of men believe it is OK to tell "little white lies" in their online dating profile.

- 24% of women believe it is OK to tell "little white lies" in their online dating profile.

- 22% of singles didn't go on a date in 2007.

- 49% of single women say they never have to pay for a date.

- 10% of singles say they dated someone last year that was either married or in a committed relationship.

For the survey, more than 600 singles in the United States were selected at random. Engage.ciom plans on releasing a new report every year.


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