I have a friend whose major pet peeve in life is people that text “haha” or “LOL.” Whenever it happens, he fumes that, “Absolutely no one really laughs when they text that.” That may be the case, but according to a new survey from Match.com, those people are getting laid more.
As part of its annual “Singles in America Survey,” the dating site polled 5,500 singles and found that those who use “LOL” or “Haha” in messages are 39 percent more likely to have sex.
While this may be the funniest (pun intended) finding, the study actually looked at a ton of topics, from politics to alcohol, but it was specifically focused on the one thing that seems to elude me at every turn: the illusive second date. “With this cogent 2015 survey of single Americans, we are uncovering more and more shrouded attitudes and behaviors of this massive population,” said Dr. Helen Fisher, the chief scientific adviser to Match. “Moreover, this year we focused on the crucial ‘second date,’ a vital courtship step that has been seriously understudied until now.”
What did they find most important? The setting. New York Post] says, “According to the findings, it’s crucial for singles to either wine or dine on the first date, as their chances of scoring a second date will likely decrease by 107 percent should they opt for a different setting.”
So it seems like the equation is pretty simple: wine + laughter = second date/getting laid. Pretty easy, right? .
[via New York Post]
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