Single Women Plan to Hit The Gym in 2009 While Single Men Yearn to Meet Their Soul Mate

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New Poll of Single Online Daters Reveals Resolutions and Dating Forecasts for the New Year

These results are almost stereotypical male/female in that in 2009 single women plan to focus on their appearance before looking for a mate, while single men are happy with how they look and prefer to focus instead on finding their soul mate and becoming a good provider

Change has come to 2009 and for the online dating singles community of Date.com, the New Year is ripe with resolutions. Before the clock ticked down to the ball drop in Times Square, we polled our singles about both general and dating specific resolutions they were making for the New Year.

In a new survey of thousands of singles nationwide, we asked: Thinking of Change? Which New Years Resolution Tops Your List?

Following are the complete results:

WOMEN                                                                                                            
Get healthy, lose weight and hit the gym - 56.8%
Find my soul mate - 54.1%
Learn how to stick to a budget/work on getting out of debt - 43.2%
Spend more time with my family and friends - 24.3%
Find a New Job    - 18.9%                                                                            
Quit my bad habits like smoking and excessive drinking - 16.2%            
Travel to places I've put off seeing - 13.5%                                                                                             
Be charitable with both my money and time - 8.1%                                            

MEN                                                                                                            
Find my soul mate - 62.1%
Learn how to stick to a budget/work on getting out of debt - 34.5%
Get healthy, lose weight and hit the gym - 31.0%
Find a New Job    - 24.1%%                                                                            
Spend more time with my family and friends - 20.7%                                        
Travel to places I've put off seeing - 17.2%
Quit my bad habits like smoking and excessive drinking - 13.8%                                                                                        
Be charitable with both my money and time - 6.9%                                            

With relationships top of mind for 2009, we also asked our singles the following question: What's Your Number One Dating New Years Resolution?

Following are the complete results:

WOMEN                                                                                                        
Be more aggressive in searching for my mate - 40.5%                                
Stop playing dating games and open myself up to a relationship - 37.8%
Be more open minded about the people I am willing to go out with     - 37.8%
Spend more time online dating, update my profile with new photos and information, and continue to look for my life partner - 24.3%                                                
Get laid a lot more in the New Year - 18.9%                                                    
Approach the person I've been crushing on for weeks/months and ask him/her out - 10.8%                                                                        
Pick more creative/interesting dating spots/activities - 10.8%                        

MEN
Be more open minded about the people I am willing to go out with     - 37.0%                            
Spend more time online dating, update my profile with new photos and information, and continue to look for my life partner - 33.3%                                                
Be more aggressive in searching for my mate - 33.3%                                 
Stop playing dating games and open myself up to a relationship - 25.9%        
Get laid a lot more in the New Year - 22.2%                                                
Pick more creative/interesting dating spots/activities - 18.5%
Approach the person I've been crushing on for weeks/months and ask him/her out - 14.8%                                                                        

"These results are almost stereotypical male/female in that in 2009 single women plan to focus on their appearance before looking for a mate, while single men are happy with how they look and prefer to focus instead on finding their soul mate and becoming a good provider," said Shira Zwebner, Relationship Advisor for Date.com. "While statistically most people abandon their New Years resolutions by the third week, we're hopeful that our singles will stick to their dating resolutions and that women will be more aggressive when searching for their mates while single men will become much more open minded about the people they're willing to go out with."

About Avalanche, LLC:
Avalanche operates several leading online dating websites, including Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com. Date.com launched on Valentine's Day 1997 and has become one of the world's most popular dating websites. First started as a Bulletin Board System in 1986, Matchmaker.com is the oldest online dating site. It was acquired by Avalanche in 2006 and targets those singles seeking serious relationships. Amor.com, launched in 2007, is a rapidly growing destination for Hispanic singles. Avalanche hosts more than 10 million members worldwide, with the sites adding over 100,000 members each month. Additional information is available at http://www.date.com.

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