November 6, NEW YORK. Just in time for World Kindness Day (November 13th), a study from premium dating site EliteSingles has revealed that when it comes to love, kindness matters. The study of 250,000 singles shows that Americans rank kindness as the quality they want most in a partner.
- Kindness is the most-wanted partner trait for singles in 20 states plus Washington DC
- Kindness also ranks as a top-three trait in a further 25 states
- The city with the highest percentage of kindness-seeking singles is Mountain View, CA
- Women are more enthusiastic than men about finding a kind partner
A new study from dating site EliteSingles has asked 250,000 single Americans to pick the top qualities that they are looking for in their ideal partner.
The study revealed that kindness is the most popular partner quality in the USA; ranking as the most-wanted trait in 20 states plus Washington DC, and as a top-three trait in a further 25 states. In fact, the only states where kindness is not a top-three trait are Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, and North Dakota – and in most of these, kindness comes in fourth place.
As well as looking at the top traits on a state level, the dating company delved into the cities with the highest percentage of singles wanting a kind partner. It’s good news for kind singles in California: not only is Mountain View, CA in the top spot, Californian cities account for six of the top 10 places:
Cities Where Singles Most Want a Kind Partner
- Mountain View, CA
- Cambridge, MA
- Thousand Oaks, CA
- Long Beach, CA
- Laguna Niguel, CA
- Redmond, WA
- Palo Alto, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Vienna, VA
- Danville, CA
Much of America’s craving for kindness is driven by single women. In 36 states (and DC), women rank kindness as the one thing they most want in partner. Additionally, in 47 states, women have kindness as a top-three pick, while in all 50 states women list kindness in their top five.
While DC is the only place where men rank kindness in the #1 spot, men do still give kindness a podium finish: in 25 states men have kindness as a top-three partner trait. Additionally, in 49 states it’s a top-five trait, with Delaware the sole exception.
You can find out more about this study in our in-depth article.
Sophie Watson | [email protected]
Launched in 2013, EliteSingles is designed for successful single professionals seeking a committed, fulfilling long-term relationship. EliteSingles is part of Spark Networks SE, one of the global leaders in online dating. Operating in 29 countries and supporting 15 languages, Spark Networks has headquarters in Berlin, and offices in New York, San Francisco, and Utah.