Canadian singles report many “Silent Nights”: Relying too heavily on mistletoe mojo to spark holiday romance?

Canadian singles report many “Silent Nights”: Relying too heavily on mistletoe mojo to spark holiday romance?

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December 13, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – The majority of Canadian singles say the holiday tune that best describes their current dating life is “Silent Night” because it’s pretty quiet. The survey conducted by social dating network Zoosk.com found most will be flying solo to holiday functions this year – but that doesn’t mean they won’t be meeting someone under the mistletoe.  In fact, nearly three-quarters (71%) of Canadians say they love using mistletoe as an excuse to give someone a kiss.

While Canadians may like stealing a kiss under the mistletoe, they aren’t hopeful that they’ll meet someone special. The majority say they’re more likely to meet someone online than at a holiday party (58%).

“The holiday season offers a lot of fun, pressure-free date ideas.  Anyone with dating on their holiday wish-list needs to keep an open mind, use as many dating tools as possible including online and yes, keep that mistletoe handy,” says Jane Barrett, International Marketing Director, Zoosk.com.
The Zoosk “Billboard” Holiday Charts:

The second most popular holiday tune that Canadians said described their current dating life was “All I want for Christmas is You” as 22% of Canadians admit to having their eye on someone special.

Zoosk rounds out the top five holiday tunes Canadians singles say describe their dating life with the following holiday classics:

  1. Silent Night – My dating life is pretty quiet at the moment (59%)
  2. All I Want for Christmas is You – I’ve got my eye on someone special (22%)
  3. Joy to the World – I’m feeling good about my dating life! (11%)
  4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – I’ll be taking a break from dating this holiday season (6%)
  5. Drummer Boy – I’ve got a steady boo right now (3%)

About the Zoosk Holiday Survey
Data based on responses from 555 Canadian singles, which was collected through an online poll at Zoosk.com in November and December 2011.

About Zoosk
Zoosk is the social dating network with millions of singles from around the globe using the service each month. Zoosk provides a fun and social online dating experience that users can easily access from Zoosk’s website, social networking applications, mobile services, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has subscribers in more than 70 countries. The service enables users to join, browse, and send a limited number of messages for free. Zoosk users can upgrade to a premium subscription for full access or purchase virtual currency to buy select features and virtual gifts. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, the company is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.

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