November 8th, 2018 | Updated on February 21st, 2023
Interesting facts about the dating world that might make you laugh, smile, freak-out and share!
Scroll down for 26 interesting facts about dating!
1. Couples usually wait until six to eight dates before they are willing to enter into an exclusive relationship.
2. Women who post a photo on Internet dating sites receive twice as many email messages as women who don’t. The same study found that men who reported incomes higher than $250,000 received 156% more email than those with $50,000.
3. On free dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers.
4. Thirty-three percent of online daters form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up.
5. The online dating industry generates $1.8 billion per year and the matchmaker/dating coach business generates $260 million per year in the United States.
6. Four out of 10 workplace dating relationships result in marriage.
7. In a survey of 5,000 singles conducted by Match.com, 43% said fresh breath mattered the most before a date, 17% said stylish clothes, 15% said sexy fragrance, 14% said good skin, and 10% said great hair.
8. Studies show that schools, colleges, coffee shops, and malls are all excellent places to flirt because people are more open to meeting others in these places. Poor locations are restaurants and movie theaters.
9. Nearly 40% of men do not feel confident meeting a woman for the first time.
10. Studies show that before a man even speaks a word, the way he stands (whether he is slouching or not) counts for over 80% of woman’s first impression.
11. Bad breath and bad teeth are an instant turn-off for potential dates. If deep dental cleaning doesn’t improve a person’s breath, he or she could have a stomach bacterium called H. pylori, which causes bad breath.
12. If you want to create an instant link with a date, say his or her name at least twice in the conversation. This shows attentiveness and connectedness.
13. Top ten turn-offs for women include cystic acne, raggedy nails, flatulence and belching, missing teeth, body odor, bad breath, hairy nostrils, “man boobs,” “goofy” glasses, and hair “mistakes.”
14. Beautiful women typically get more stares, winks, and harassment than average-looking women do, but they are also less likely to get asked out by average-looking men because those men tend to be intimated by them.
15. Worst places to go on first date include fast-food restaurants, your kids’ birthday party or school play, your parents’ house, strip clubs, X-rated films or swingers parties, a party where your ex will be, church activities, or window shopping.
16. If a woman offers to pay for everything, chances are she isn’t that into the date. There’s an unspoken understanding that a man paying for everything is a form of “copulatory gift,” which is almost universal in all animal species.
17. Research shows that men know they’re falling in love after just three dates, but women don’t fall in love until date 14.
18. Twenty-nine percent of Americans have had sex on the first date.
19. Eye contact, or a “copulatory gaze,” is a primary and powerful tool for attracting a potential date for both men and women. However, the meaning of various types of eye contact differs from culture to culture.
20. A woman can increase the likelihood of a man approaching her if she uncrosses her arms, makes subtle eye contact, and smiles.
21. On Match.com, 132 million winks are sent out each year and members go out on a six million dates per year.
22. eHarmony.com boasts that 236 of its members marry each day, accounting for 2% of U.S. marriages.
23. Four common date blunders include showing up late, talking about yourself too much, revealing too much about your ex, and an obvious over-eagerness.
24. A man’s top dating fears include that a woman will come between him and his friends, won’t allow him free time, will turn out to be a stalker, won’t respect him, or will be too high maintenance.
25. Five common signs a man may be cheating in a relationship are that he accuses his partner of cheating, he’s extremely vague, he seems to be compensating by acting extra nice for no reason, he’s always at work, and his partner’s friends drop her hints.
26. On average, daters will kiss on the second date.
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