Thursday, February 3, 2011

Independent women, needy men?

That headline is somewhat of an exaggeration, but it underscores one of the major talking points from a survey recently addressed in USA Today.

Here's an excerpt from the results of the survey, which focused on single Americans:

Data show men are quicker to fall in love and more likely than women to want children: 54% of men say they have experienced love at first sight, compared with 44% of women; among singles without children under 18, more men (24%) than women (15%) say they want children.

And, across every age group, women want more independence than men in their relationships: 77% of women say having their personal space is "very important," vs. 58% for men; 78% of women say the same about having their own interests and hobbies (vs. 64% for men).

Weigh in: Are women really more independent than men in their relationships?