Report reveals each state's most-Googled relationship question

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Report reveals each state's most-Googled relationship question. (Photo: Pixabay)

Utahns want to know how to kiss. New Mexicans want to know what to do on a date. Virginians just want to know how to get a date.

Those are just some of the results of a new survey by CenturyLink that asks what's the most-Googled relationship question in each state.

Oregonians want to know "does she like me?" while Arkansans want to know "does he like me?"

Folks in South Dakota want to know how to propose while North Dakotans want to know how to break up with someone, which happens to be the most searched question -- asked by eleven states.


CenturyLink released the following interesting findings from their research:

  • Not everyone behind a keyboard is content with their current partner. 11 states need advice on how to break up with someone—the most of any search query. While there’s speculation on which gender reacts to breakups harder, data shows that it’s grim for both parties. Women report feeling worse off emotionally than men, but men reportedly take longer to move on.
  • If you feel like everyone is in a happy relationship but you, fear not! The top two relationship questions googled were “How to break up” and “Am I in love.” As it turns out, not everyone taken is happily taken.
  • At least five states are eager to learn how to kiss. People smooch for a myriad of reasons: for luck, to greet someone, for that warm and fuzzy feeling we call love, and because, well, it feels good—literally. Lips contain more nerve endings than any other part of the body. Plus, when you kiss, your body releases serotonin.
  • “Does he like me” has nearly twice as much search volume as “Does she like me” — ditto with “Does he love me” and “Does she love me.” Historically, men are less communicative and expressive than women, which is probably why ladies across the country are wondering how the men in their life feel about them.
  • Both Nevada and Oklahoma searched “Am I in love” the most of any question. They’re also the top two states with the highest divorce rates. Couples get divorced because they fall out of love, which could explain why Nevada and Oklahoma residents are asking the question on repeat.
  • Which state wins for having the most brides and grooms? Utah. The Beehive State has the highest percentage of married people in the country. With 55.4% of the population, the state with the world’s greatest snow also has the highest number of couples tying the knot.


  • Alabama: Does she like me?
  • Alaska: How to kiss?
  • Arizona: What do men want
  • Arkansas: Does he love me
  • California: When to text back
  • Colorado: How to break up
  • Connecticut: How to break up
  • Delaware: How to kiss
  • District of Columbia: How to get a date
  • Florida: When to text back
  • Georgia: How to get dates
  • Hawaii: How to break up
  • Idaho: How to kiss
  • Illinois: How to break up
  • Indiana: When to text back
  • Iowa: Am I in love
  • Kansas: Am I in love
  • Kentucky: What do women want
  • Louisiana: How to get dates
  • Maine: Am I in love
  • Maryland: Am I in love
  • Massachusetts: How to break up
  • Michigan: Does she love me
  • Minnesota: How to break up
  • Mississippi: What do men want
  • Missouri: Am I in love
  • Montana: Does he like me
  • Nebraska: Am I in love
  • Nevada: Am I in love
  • New Hampshire: How to break up
  • New Jersey: How to get dates
  • New Mexico: What to do on a date
  • New York: How to break up
  • North Carolina: How to get dates
  • North Dakota: How to break up
  • Ohio: How to propose
  • Oklahoma: Am I in love
  • Oregon: Does she like me
  • Pennsylvania: When to text back
  • Rhode Island: Does he like me
  • South Carolina: When to say I love you
  • South Dakota: how to propose
  • Tennessee: When to text back
  • Texas: When to text back
  • Utah: How to kiss
  • Vermont: How to break up
  • Virginia: How to get dates
  • Washington: Am I in love
  • West Virginia: How to break up
  • Wisconsin: How to propose
  • Wyoming: How to kiss