A demographically representative sample of 5,000 single adults between the ages of 18 and 98 finds a big switch in a post-pandemic world; only 78 percent believe being physically attractive is most important, compared to 90 percent in 2020.

And marriage is back. The number of singles who want a partner desiring marriage jumped from 58 percent  two years ago to 76  percent this year, with men and younger adults leading in the change.  Now, 42 percent of men are ready to find a long-term romantic relationship while women are just at 29 percent.

Not this year, men are leading the charge in heart's desire.

Not being vaccinated is likely to be a deal-breaker, and not just because it is a sign whether you are Republican (COVID-19) or Democrat (MMR) before you want to reveal it. The survey found that COVID-19 vaccination is a higher priority for singles than the rest of the US population. In addition to having a higher vaccination rate themselves compared to the overall population, 65 percent of singles want their partners to be vaccinated.

Those numbers may reflect singles’ prioritization of health, a much different look than a few years ago when coastal hipsters were proudly anti-vaccine.

Link: ScienceAlly

Over half, 58 percent, said they wouldn't have sex with someone unvaccinated, while 54 percent said they wouldn't date them. Maybe vaccines are one of those things optimistic people think they can fix if the other person matches other criteria.

And since only 11 percent of singles want to date casually, it may also mean the demise of 'hook up culture' and a switch to more 'Netflix and chill.'