Whether you're new to the dating scene, a regular player, or jumping back into the game after a long hiatus, the same questions about dating rules apply: How soon do you lean over for that first kiss? And last -- but by no means least -- how do you know when the time is right for sex?
"There's really no formula that I've encountered," says 28-year-old Andrew Reymer, a single resident of Baltimore, Maryland.
This is the "North Country;" a term for an outlier region of the state beyond the tundras of Syracuse, Albany, and even Rochester.
This label draws a geographical line in the sand between here and the misnamed "upstate" provinces of places like Westchester and the cultures therein.
In its seventh annual "Singles in America" survey, Match has drawn on the dating habits of single people to determine our generation is more depressed about dating than ever before -- and also totally addicted to dating apps. First of all, 57% of millennials say they're lonely.
First things first: In every state in the Union, there are more unmarried men than women ages 18 to 39—God bless America! But they're also actively trying to change that: Our generation is 125% more likely to "admit they're addicted to the process of making a love connection vs.other generations." Also, 34% of singles have had sex before a first date.Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.In five years in New York City, I can't even name more than one person from any of the apartment buildings I lived in.