And there was this, an eye-catching display of dating data, and arguably the most interesting of the lot: The chart, which comes from a longitudinal study by sociologist Michael Rosenfeld, says a lot about how romance has evolved over the past 60 some odd years.
It shows the rise of online dating (which has only been more pronounced for same-sex couples), clearly depicted by the darker of the two blue lines above (notice not only its furious ascent, but also its relative importance—more than 20 percent of straight couples reported meeting their partners online in 2009, the most recent year for which data are available).
It speaks to the weakening of America's religious backbone, which has lost influence with each passing generation.
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center chronicles this decline, showing that more than half of Americans born in the 1930s and 1940s attend religious services at least once a week, while only about a quarter of those born in the 1980s and 1990s (the ones we adoringly call millennials) visit religious institutions that often.
But for a lot of people, it is definitely something worth considering.
It's hard to know for sure if it actually matters, but the graphs below illustrate what life is like with each sign.
Let us know your feedback in the comments below, and don't forget to SHARE this article with your family and friends on Facebook!They tend to be good leaders, given their persistent drive to succeed. Face it, many of us have real high standards in our daily life and it's pretty much agreeable for all of us that we end up with a partner that suits us just right.As it turns out, our zodiac signs can determine a lot about our dating life, and our relationship deal breakers.Both show how incredibly changed the landscape for relationships and dating is compared to even 20/30 years ago, and how quickly online dating has become one of the main ways people meet new romantic partners.It’s also interesting that while online dating is seeing a sharp increase, all the other ways of meeting – aside from “at a bar/restaurant” – are on a downward trajectory. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.