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ROMANCE: Men and women want to find 'the one'

WOMEN AND men want similar things for their love lives in 2013, according to a recent poll by dating website,

The goal of being in a “solid and happy relationship this time next year” is something 59 percent of those surveyed saw themselves achieving.

1000 single people were asked what kind of resolutions they would make for the New Year, and what they hoped to achieve in their relationships. Both sexes revealed “falling in love” and “having more sex” were on the agenda, 57 percent wanting the former, and 39 percent the latter.

64 percent of men and women polled wanted to “generally enjoy life more” in 2013.

When it comes to being “settled, possibly married, and thinking about starting a family”, only 11 percent of men wanted to be at that stage in a year’s time.

Nonetheless, men showed themselves to be more actively determined in finding “the one”, with over double, compared to women, stating their will to date women who are not their “usual type”.

Six percent of men were more ambitious, saying they wanted to go out with a celebrity. Furthermore, in terms of getting match-fit, more men than women vowed they would get in shape this year, in order to feel more confident.

In regards to money, travel and quality alone time, there is little to separate men from the fairer sex. 26 percent of both men and women said they wanted to start saving so they could visit “a new destination in 2013."

However, 32 percent of women are determined to spend more time on themselves. Yet 17 percent of men exhibited generous and considerate intentions, saying they would like to donate more to charity and be more thoughtful to others before the year ends.

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