The nationwide study, conducted by online dating company Match, surveyed more than 5,000 single men and women, from age 18 to 99 and did not just stick to Match users.
Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and the chief scientific adviser for the company, told "CBS This Morning" this marks a "massive social change in our society." "51% of men have changed their behavior, 40% of men have changed their behavior at work and 33% of men have changed their behavior on a date.
A new study that looks at how #Me Too has affected dating culture found that 51% of single American men feel the movement made them change how they act.
Actually, social scientists have been tracking social change for decades. "I mean, if you try to ask people to try to stop eating sugar or get some more exercise or drink less, very few people really change their behavior." According to Fisher, men are being more careful, reserved and more cognizant of the kinds of jokes they make in an effort to have the right kinds of conversations.
But as women strive for equality in the workplace, their desire for traditional courtship seems to remain, Fisher said."You know, 90% of men would be perfectly happy if a woman asked them for their telephone number.
"In fact, we are shedding 10,000 years of our agrarian tradition," Fisher said. Then they slowly tell friends and family, then they slowly move in together, and then they wed.
Another trend she noticed is something she likes to call "slow love." Millennials are marrying later and it's working out for them. The later you marry, the more likely you are to remain together.
For the last two decades, has offered meaningful support to a marginalized dating population by welcoming HIV-positive singles who are looking for a fresh start and a new relationship.
In 1994, AIDS was the leading cause of death for Americans between 25 and 44.His commitment ceremony with Sean Sasser was the first same-sex ceremony aired on television. It took many brave individuals to challenge the stigma against HIV and bring its victims out of the shadows.Around this time, one anonymous man launched in hopes of making life easier and more enjoyable for HIV-positive singles.However, he received so many messages from gay men asking to make a site for same-sex relationships that he eventually opened to people of all sexual orientations.Today, remains one of the longest-running HIV-positive dating sites around, and the original site creator still owns and operates it to this day.The site’s founder had been diagnosed as HIV-positive, so he knew firsthand the challenges of dating with the illness.