Data for: Singles of Both Sexes Expedite Reproduction: Shifts in Sexual-Timing Strategies Before and After The Typical Age of Female Menopause

Published: 20 August 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/g2wcp2bsk7.1
Samantha Cohen, Helen Fisher, Peter Todd, Justin Garcia,


The Excel sheet is divided into 3 tabs, reflecting the three different waves of Singles in America used in this work and all raw variables needed to draw identical results described in our paper. This dataset does not include transformations (e.g. Stress remains in categorical, not numeric, form). Singles in America is sponsored by the online dating company; however, participants were not drawn from the or subsidiary site populations. Additional details on how each sample was collected are available in the manuscript. This dataset contains only a subset of the original Singles in America dataset, both in terms of individuals included and variables measured. The original data in Study 1 and 2A limited participation to US residents age 21+ identifying their sex as male and female. Further, those individuals were only included if they were not married, engaged, in a domestic partnership, or living together. The sample provided here is further limited to heterosexuals who were not currently dating someone and also excludes those not providing their marital status. Study 2B recruited individuals as young as 18 who were single in the legal sense (i.e. being unmarried). The sample shown here includes only heterosexuals identifying as male or female who were not in a commited dating relationship and were either single and not seeing anyone or casually dating one or more people. Data Provided (Varying by Study): Age: In Years Sex: Male or Female Sexual-Timing Strategy: "How long do you typically wait before having sex with a new partner?". Blanks in Study 2B reflect individuals who preferred not to answer or did not give a response. Sexual Thoughts Frequency: How often participants thought about sex. Sexual Activity Frequency: How often participants had sex in the past 12 months. Stress Over Biological Clock: Stress produced by ticking of biological clock on a 5-point Likert-type scale. Comments on Single Status A Month: 0-19, with individuals replying '20+' having their response removed.



Psychology, Sexuality, Evolutionary Psychology