New Study Confirms the "Clooney Effect": An Overwhelming Majority of Men Would Date a Woman Like Amal

The opposite sex is finally coming to its senses.

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We have many reasons to be thankful for Amal Clooney. There's her laundry list of accomplishments that inspire us–she most recently represented Armenia in a case involving the denial of the genocide by a Turkish politician; her nonpareil style, which has single-handedly revived the evening glove because class; and her ability to skillfully shut down reporters who ask her sexist questions on the job. And now, we have another biggie to add to the list: her significant role in changing the modern dating landscape. 

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Match.com has unveiled their official Singles in America 2015 survey, and one of the most promising findings is what they've deemed the "Clooney effect." The actor appears to have inspired a social shift amongst single men as the majority have no qualms about dating a woman who is more successful. In the survey, which polled 5,675 singles, 87% of men said they would not only date a woman who makes more money than they do, but also one who is better educated and more intellectual. Plus, 90% of men are okay with a woman asking them out. If that doesn't shatter 1950s gender stereotypes, we don't know what does.

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The survey also finds that single women are more independent than ever and calling the shots in relationships. They want more personal space and time with girlfriends, as well as a partner who is more adventurous. Not to mention, 89% of women want said partner to have a sense of independence.

Other interesting findings about U.S. singles from the survey include that 31% met their last first date online, 54% believe in love at first sight, 89% believe you can stay married to the same person forever, and emoji users in their 20s, 30s, and 40s were more likely to report having sex monthly than non-emoji users. [Inserts high-five emoji]. View all the results here.

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