, biological anthropologist and Chief Scientific Advisor to Match.
Almost one in six singles (15%) say they feel addicted to the process of looking for a date.Here’s what I learned and my take on some of their responses: Meeting a Date The best place to meet a date is – surprise, surprise – ! I know I personally wouldn’t want to meet myself out at a bar, so that makes sense. Don’t start to freak out though if online dating isn’t your thing. Planning the Date 59% of singles think that the date should be planned together. If this was the case my extremely indecisive boyfriend and I (we’re actually the worst) would be on the couch asking “” on repeat for the rest of our lives. The three things most people notice first on a date are… I can’t tell you how many guys I’ve written off just because they used “u” instead of “you” and “2” instead of “two” in texts. And the best stat: More men than women imagine their future after a first date. I know come Friday (Valentine’s Day) I will hand my boyfriend a card and chocolates, and he will probably ask me what’s for dinner. And no matter what, you should always say thanks within 3 days of a date. 25% of singles still meet people through friends, as opposed to the 31% who meet dates online, so there hope for the old-fashioned mutual dating thing. AKA no more old school “the guy should plan the date” thing. No I don’t think the man should necessarily choose the date, but if someone has an idea they should throw it out there. One time a guy (who shall remain nameless) gave me a card for Valentine’s Day and spelled “there” wrong. I do think that men can be more sensitive with women, because they can’t act like that in front of their friends like us ladies… You never know if you’ll come in contact with this person again. Texting Texting is probably one of the most awkward things ever. I always wonder (and worry) how much sex everyone else is having compared to me. As for location, people in New York have more sex than those in LA, and Patti attributed this to weather. Cabin fever has made many a child, so I guess that’s an upside to Winter. People also tend to not want to touch sweaty bodies, and it is almost impossible to be sweaty from lying in bed during Winter. Also – Patti said that people in their 30s have the most sex. Single men are overwhelmingly in favor of women initiating the first kiss (95%), as well as initiating sex for the first time (93%).