The Chicago dating scene by the numbers

Looking for love or a quick hook-up? See what your chances are with our enlightening Chicago dating scene statistics and global dating survey
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If you're looking for love in Chicago, you've probably had your fair share of horror stories. Dating is a messy game no matter where you live, fraught with superficial misconceptions and muffled sobs in restaurant bathrooms. Trust us, we feel your pain. In an effort to help hapless lovers everywhere, Time Out conducted a Global Dating Survey and gathered information from people all over the world.

We're going to focus in on the fascinating data submitted by Chicagoans. Some of the conclusions seemed obvious—men prefer quick Tinder hook-ups, women would rather get to know someone on OkCupid—but other findings suprised us. Apparently, most women decide whether they'll go on a second date with a suitor rather quickly.

Take a look at our findings, take them to heart and remember: It might seem rough out there, but we're all just trying to not die alone. Scroll to the bottom to see how Chicago's scene stacks up against the rest of the world.

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