Magazine article Insight on the News

Survey Says Search Still on for Mr. Right. (for the People)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Survey Says Search Still on for Mr. Right. (for the People)

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The 2003 Harlequin Romance Report is out. This year, it's "A Global Survey" that addresses the question "Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now? When Mr. Right Is Late, What's a Girl to Do?" It comes with an eyecatching subtitle, "Dating Dilemmas Revealed in New North American Survey," which sort of contradicts the "global" claims. But, what the heck, valuable information is still provided.

Did you know, for example, that half--exactly 50 percent--of the 1,000 bachelor women surveyed say they actively are engaged at this very moment in their search for Mr. Right? Forty percent, on the other hand, claim to be "single and loving it." The Harlequin survey dispels what it calls a "widespread suspicion" that women these days have lowered their standards. On the contrary, a big majority of North American women--68 percent--say they are less willing than they were a year ago to settle for someone they regard as less than ideal. …

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