Survey: Men Are Really Just Love-Bunnies Nowadays

According to a new survey undertaken by, single Americans might be a bit different than they used to be! Particularly with regard to how they date. In brief, men want love, and sometimes even marriage and kids. Women, however, want freedom. In other news, one-night stands aren't so bad after all, and might even make for a long-term relationship, if that's what you're after! This is all great, right?

Important information uncovered in the research revealed that men were also more likely to have experienced love at first sight (or to admit to it). How romantic! Meanwhile, women wanted their own personal space, their own interests and hobbies, and time to hang out with the girls, men be damned.

So while it seems men have become more "empowered" to acknowledge that they want marriage and kids, women are more "empowered" to acknowledge that they want to be "empowered."

Sherri Langburt, founder of, told USA Today:

"Men are writing us more about the emotional relationships than women. Women are writing us about the one-night stands," Langburt says. "Women are (asking) if it's OK -- 'Can I have a one-night stand?' Men are writing, 'I'm single and I'm lonely and want to find love and can't admit it to anyone.' "

Aw. True, or just the guys who will respond to a survey? Also, men: "I'm single and I'm lonely" is not going to win you any women; take it from those of us who know.

Men, women flip the script in gender expectation [USA Today]


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> Also, men: "I'm single and I'm lonely" is not going to win you any women.

Neither is getting all dreamy-eyed and saying you want the white picket fence, 2.1 kids, minivans, etc. The modern woman's sensibilities have been well conditioned to immediately think "patriarchal male oppressor" (Run!!).

It's only when *she* decides there's going to be commitment that it's allowed, and then it's more or less mandatory on the guy, or he's all sorts of bad things if he doesn't get with the program. Men would do this differently.

Still, sociologists have found the more traditional a guy is, the more likely he is to be married -- and also the more likely he is to be divorced. So you can't win either way.

> or just the guys who will respond to a survey?

That too.

Epac want to be women and women want to be...Charlie Sheen??? Who'da thunk it...

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