SOURCE: Tagged

August 10, 2011 09:00 ET

Study Finds New Jersey Flirtiest State in the Country

Ohio and Pennsylvania Rank No. 2 and No. 3 Beating out New York

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - According to Tagged, the leading social network for meeting new people, and their review of the social habits of millions of Americans, New Jersey has distinguished itself as the nation's flirtiest state. Following the Garden State, Ohio and Pennsylvania ranked number two and three ahead of New York, while Indiana rounded out the top five flirtiest states.

There's no denying it, by the tens of millions, people around the country and world are embracing online social networks at a quickening pace. Whether it's for dating and flirting, or just to meet new friends, people are demonstrating a great appetite to meet and socialize with new people at online destinations like Tagged.com.

The Top 10 Flirtiest states*:

1. New Jersey
2. Ohio
3. Pennsylvania
4. New York
5. Indiana
6. Massachusetts
7. Connecticut
8. Nevada
9. Rhode Island
10. Florida

*Flirtiness was measured by Tagged across over 2 million Americans and their online flirting or "winking" habits in June 2011.

Tagged researchers suggest why New Jersey wins out as the Nation's flirtiest state:

  • New Jersey residents represent an extremely social hybrid of urban and suburban populace who among Tagged's 100 million members are looking for ways to meet new people, not just maintain their existing networks, as Facebook is designed to do.
  • The state's pop culture reputation for unabashed opinions and extraverted residents may be more than a myth and translate into higher average flirting numbers.
  • Researchers also suggest Ohio may have reached the number two spot in the study due to the fact that the state contains several major American cities and seven metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more.
  • The New England region in general ruled the flirtation findings, suggesting the close concentration of urban hubs made for a more flirtatious environment.

"Flirting is a key aspect of our social selves," said Greg Tseng, Tagged CEO. "While a few in New Jersey might not feel honored by the distinction, we see a state's flirt quotient as a key indicator of the regions social nature, and something to be proud of and perhaps use as a great ice breaker during your next flirting opportunity."

About Tagged
Tagged is the leading social network for meeting new people. While other offerings focus on existing relationships, Tagged has established the category of social discovery. With over 100 million members in 220 countries Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize with new people through social games, customized profiles, virtual gifts, advanced browsing features and more. Tagged is based in San Francisco. More information is available at http://about-tagged.com/.

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