SOURCE: Spark Networks

Spark Networks

February 09, 2012 08:03 ET

ChristianMingle®.com Poll Shows Virginia Is NOT for Lovers, Contrary to State Slogan

Virginians Rank Lowest in Desire to Find Significant Other for Valentine's Day

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - A recent Valentine's Day poll by, the largest and fastest growing online community for Christian singles, revealed only 44 percent of Virginians said they most desire a significant other when asked "What do you most want for Valentine's Day?", the lowest percentage of all 50 states.

"Considering the state's tourism slogan, 'Virginia is for lovers,' we found these results to be both surprising and ironic," said Ashley Reccord, Christian community manager for Spark Networks®, owner and operator of ChristianMingle.

Indiana ranked highest amongst the 50 states, with 74 percent of ChristianMingle members responding favorably to the poll question, suggesting perhaps Virginia's state slogan may not be as representative as it once was. Another compelling finding from the poll question is 81 percent of men want a significant other for Valentine's Day, as opposed to only 61 percent of women.

In response to other questions, the online survey revealed 46 percent of Christian singles believe there is one right person in the world for them, compared to 34 percent who disagreed and 20 percent who were undecided. The poll also showed age as a determining factor when it comes to soul mates -- with only 39 percent of those 56 years old and older favorably answering the question compared with 57 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds.

"ChristianMingle's tagline is 'Find God's Match for You®,' which has spurred a new conversation about whether soul mates exist," Reccord said. "While biblically there is no right or wrong answer, this poll shows a large number of Christian singles still believe there is only one perfect person for them."

ChristianMingle, one of the top Christian websites and the largest online community for Christian singles, is the premier online community for individuals looking to date and marry within the Christian faith. ChristianMingle has more than five million registered members, with more than two million new members having registered in the last year alone. ChristianMingle's deepest desire is to see its members grow in their relationship with Christ while living out their spiritual journeys.

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