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Top Tips To Ensure First Date Success

Top Tips To Ensure First Date Success

Once a year, Lovestruck Dating carry out an online survey amongst their Lovestruckers to learn more about what’s important when it comes to dating and relationships. Over 2,700 of their London members completed the survey. Here are the key statistics from the survey accompanied by a few tips to maximise your chances on your first date and beyond!




Top Tips To Ensure First Date Success

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TOP TIPS TO AVOID A FIRST DATE FIASCO Lovestruck Annual Survey Results | 2,731 Respondents | 2013 When to date? coffee lunch O after-work Y evening Our Tips 167% This suggests women tend to have a 'checklist' that, if not met. means their whole evening is not wasted The traditional evening date can be a major time and financial sacrifice. If there's no spark (you can't test chemistry over the internet - yet) then three gruelling hours lay ahead. Try a lunchdate – in theory they can save Older daters (35+) are twice as likely to agree to a lunch date 30% time, money and are arguably safer. Lovestruckers still prefer the traditional evening date more women prefer to meet straight after work Who pays and how much? £10 or less £30 £50 G £100 E £100 or more ČÉÉ Our Tips Older daters (35+) Who said chivalry is dead? Even though a quarter of women we surveyed would be happy to go dutch, it appears that men still like to pay for the first date. So So it appears even in an age of equality, the vast majority of men expect to pay and the vast majority of women expect men to pay for the first date. are 3 times more 40% likely to spend £100+ women gents, don't conveniently forget your wallets and make sure you have at least were almost 3 times more likely to say that 19% £50 to hand. Spend £30 on a first date, pipping £50 to second place suggested going dutch Compatibility O instantly within 3 mins 10 mins 30 mins a at the end of the date Our Tips First impressions count, so make it work in your favour by whatever means necessary. The advice here is to agree to keep first dates short. You can always extend it there and then if you know the feeling's mutual, so go for the after-work drink over the evening date. 50% 75% Women are twice as likely to be able to tell instantly Can tell if the chemistry is there within 10 minutes Can tell if the chemistry is there within 30 minutes 35+s are 3 times more likely to be able to tell instantly Essentials Height Generosity ......Men are 3 times Our Tips 93% more likely to find a good face essential and 5 times more Things It appears that men are primarily concerned with the appearance of their ...... Kindness Personal hygiene matter to likely to find a gorgeous body essential women partner, whilst women look for far more 85% when choosing a partner in a man. Our advice is not to eschew .Wealth the above statistics and aim to improve Good sense of humour ..Success every element in your power in order to improve your chances. 81% Being successful/rich and/or ambitious declines in importance with age Good manners Good shoes Deal breakers Key deal breakers for first dates BAD BREATH BODY ODOUR NOSE PICKING PHONE CHECKING FUNNY VOICE Our Tips RUDE Men, turn up clean, fresh, polite and phone-free! If you can't dance, any effort will be appreciated. If you feel the need to split the bill, then your chances of success decline with age. Being 90% 93% 92% 86% 75% 58% Daters are NO DANCING BILL SPLITTING LACK OF CONFIDENCE HIDEOUS LAUGH BAD KISSER LATENESS willing to forgive nervous is quite normal on first dates, but do your best to mask it. Be chivalrous. Offer a compliment that's 7% 21% 34% Men are far more tolerant in these categories not too personal: you smell/look nice. Don't boast, if you're great, they'll quickly work that out for themselves. Younger age groups are happier to split the bill, whereas any tolerance for lateness declines with age. Sleeping together Our Tips +36% 62% The stats say it all – if you like each other, then the third date is your best chance to get together. If the woman wants to wait a little longer, then gentlemen, patience is a virtue! That said, the longer someone 1st date 3rd date Expect to sleep together 3 is the magic number remains in the 'friend zone' the more likely they'll stay in the 'friend zone'. Under 30s are likely do it sooner than over 30s. It's not you, it's me L Texting 39% o Cold shoulder Face-to-face explanation 35% 9 Our Tips (ignore all texts, emails, phone calls, etc.) Whilst the general consensus is that a text is sufficient to tell the other person, 42% under 30s 33% 32% 14% be respectful of their feelings and, like Billy Beane in Moneyball, make it as quick and painless as possible. Although more younger daters are opting for the 'freeze-out', it should not be encouraged. When it came to letting the date know that they're not interested, these are the most popular ways 35s+ are far more likely to say it face-to-face or email, under 30s are three times more likely to ignore them completely. Hopefully that's provided you with a few useful tips to maximise your chances on a first date. However, all of this is in vain if you don't ask the person out, so carpe diem and make the first move! As ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said I miss 100% of the shots I don't take. LOVESTRUCK.COM O App Store The world's best dating site for busy professionals > Google play where busy people click

Top Tips To Ensure First Date Success

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