WOMEN
08/19/2013 01:25 pm ET Updated Oct 19, 2013

29 Eye-Opening Facts About Dating That Will Change The Way You View Relationships

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Being single again for the first time in a hot minute, I decided to do some research on the world out there that awaits us lonely wanderers -- what the dating experts say on relationships. In doing so, I uncovered some interesting, alarming and a couple sadly unsurprising statistics. Some of them confirmed awful fears (and made the feminist in me cringe) and others made me want to hi-five a million angels.

I don't personally agree with all of these things (and some of it's a little dubious to me), but here's what the "experts" say about dating. As they say, knowledge is power:

1. You can't put a timeline on a relationship, and there's no telling when exclusivity is right for you, but according to a study from Lisa Daily, most couples get into an "exclusive" relationship after 6 to 8 dates.

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