Online Dating Leader, Cupid.com, Surveys Members: The World May End on Friday, Will You Spend It With a Friend?

The end of the Mayan Calendar on Friday, December 21, has been said by some to mark the end of the world. Cupid asked its members what they thought of the prediction, and to predict how they might spend their last few hours on Planet Earth.

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For a high-resolution infographic of the survey, please email Tim Cox at tim@zingpr.com

Cupid.com, surveyed its members to see how worried American singles are about the impending doomsday, and how they’re planning to spend their last day on Earth.

Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

This week, most of us are rushing around finalizing preparations for the fast-approaching holiday season. But should we instead be planning who we’ll be with, when the world ends? Online dating site, Cupid.com, surveyed its members to see how worried American singles are about the impending doomsday, and how they’re planning to spend their last day on Earth. Here are the results:

Both men and women think the world will not end any time soon.
■ 73 percent of men think the world is not going to end in the next few days
■ 81 percent of women believe the world will end, but not in our lifetime
■ 15 percent of men think the world will end on December 21
■ 10 percent of women believe the world could end this year

On Doomsday, most people will be online chatting
■ 48 percent of women have arranged to spend December 21 with their loved ones
■ 68 percent of men haven’t really thought about how they’ll spend the day
■ 43 percent of women will most likely be chatting online all day
■ 19 percent of men will be spending the day with family and friends

Most people haven’t prepared for the end of the world
■ 29 percent of women said they would play “the damsel in distress” act
■ 19 percent of men have food and supplies prepared
■ 14 percent of women have a survival pack ready
■ 21 percent of men said they would get someone else to look after them

Most agree that a natural disaster will wipe us out
■ 24 percent of women believe aliens could be our downfall
■ 25 percent of men think a virus could wipe us out
■ 57 percent of women think something like a meteorite could wipe us out
■ 54 percent of men believe a natural disaster may strike

For a high-resolution infographic of the survey, please email Tim Cox at tim@zingpr.com .

Survey methodology
Cupid, publisher of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing online dating communities, surveyed 1,700 American men and women, members of its popular dating website, Cupid.com.

ABOUT CUPID PLC
Since its formation in 2005, Cupid has established itself as the global leader in online dating, with a base of more than 54 million members in 58 countries, and revenues of £53 million in 2011. Cupid plc was listed on AIM in June 2010 (LSE AIM:CUP). The company offers a wide variety of online dating services (traditional dating, casual dating, and niche dating) that appeal to dating users of diverse ages, cultures, and social interest groups. Visit Cupid on the Web at http://www.cupidplc.com, and follow us on facebook.com/cupidfanpage and Twitter@cupidplc.