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Single People Would Rather Have NYE Kiss Than New Laptop?

What you worry about over the holidays might depend on your relationships status. A new Match.com poll claims that while paired up people stress about shopping and party planning, single people spend more time worrying about finding someone to spend the holidays with.

The site, which sees a 25 percent jump in traffic during the most wonderful time of the year, also posed some ridiculous hypothetical situations to users and got headline-making answers. For example, when asked if they'd rather have a kiss on New Year's Eve or a new laptop, 60 percent of respondents chose a kiss.

Before we overhype New Year's Eve and its midnight kiss more than it already is, or add to any remnants of the desperate online dater stereotype, let's consider another explanation: People on Match.com — an online dating site — presumably already have a computer they like.

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looseseal looseseal 5 years
I have several perfectly good computers, but I sure would like a new laptop. A kiss? Meh. Whatever.Yes, people on an online dating site presumably already have computers. But the more significant point is that they're people looking to get paired up. OF COURSE a laptop would seem less important than a kiss to someone who really really really wants kisses. Poll people on Gizmodo on if they would rather have a new laptop or a kiss. You'd get 90% saying they would rather have a laptop (the 10% would have voted for the kiss as a joke).This doesn't prove anything about single people in general. It only proves something about 60% of the people on match.com (what that something is, is up to your interpretation). Match.com apparently wants to use this to insinuate that single people are desperate, and of course they would do that: desperation is their bread and butter.
looseseal looseseal 5 years
I have several perfectly good computers, but I sure would like a new laptop. A kiss? Meh. Whatever. Yes, people on an online dating site presumably already have computers. But the more significant point is that they're people looking to get paired up. OF COURSE a laptop would seem less important than a kiss to someone who really really really wants kisses. Poll people on Gizmodo on if they would rather have a new laptop or a kiss. You'd get 90% saying they would rather have a laptop (the 10% would have voted for the kiss as a joke). This doesn't prove anything about single people in general. It only proves something about 60% of the people on match.com (what that something is, is up to your interpretation). Match.com apparently wants to use this to insinuate that single people are desperate, and of course they would do that: desperation is their bread and butter.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Laptop, all the way!
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Laptop, all the way!
millarci millarci 5 years
When most single people answered this question they were probably thinking it was more than just a NYE kiss with some random person. I think they were thinking more of a significant other to share that kiss with. Anyways, if I was still single I'd rather have a new laptop.
Venus1 Venus1 5 years
I can help here, I'll give you a kiss and you can give me a laptop! Win-win! :)
totygoliguez totygoliguez 5 years
I'd rather have a laptop any day over a kiss.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
I'd rather have a kiss! I already have a perfectly good computer at home, and one at work. But I haven't had a perfectly good kiss in a while.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 5 years
I'm single and I would much rather have a new laptop.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
holy crap! that's sad.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
holy crap! that's sad.
zeze zeze 5 years
lame....
zeze zeze 5 years
lame....
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