Best dating tips

Last Update : July 8, 2015

Get inspired for dating by our factsheets about singles habits.

First date

51% have imagined a future together on the first date.
59% want to plan the first date together.
Most singles judge their dates by the BIG 3: grammar, confidence & teeth
A good, old-fashioned dinner is the N*1 favorite first date activity.
97% are turned off when their date is rude
96% are turned off by bad manners
95% are turned off by picky eaters
52% think a good first date should last between 2-4 hours

After the date

35% of women and 46% of men follow up the next day
51% prefer a phone conversation, but texting is fine

Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t get text obsessed, ladies. Texting more than once before receiving a reply is the number one text turn off for men.
Look online! Meeting online is the number one way singles met their last first date (31%)
Don’t send that sexy selfie, guys. Sexy photos from guys are the biggest texting turn off for women.
Make time for face time. 29% of singles use video chat to communicate with date.

The ideal match

R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the key word for women and men
Guys don’t mind a smart, successful woman. Most men say they would date a woman that makes more money and is more educated.
Women are a bit pickier. Most women would not date a man less intellectual, or shorter, than themselves.

Sex and singles

62% desire more sex in 2014
Only 15% of men and 12% of women want to have sex every day.
65% of men and 69% of women prefer sex at 10pm.
63% have had sex in a car.
50% want to have sex on a boat.