The three-date rule is becoming a thing of the past -- women wait an
average of nine dates before they have sex, while men wait an average
Men are nine times more likely than women to be OK with sleeping
together on the first date, but just 30 percent of men and 8 percent
of women think sex should happen within the first three dates
Thirty-three percent of people said that they've needed to get out of
a bad date; pretending to be ill, acting tired, having a friend
call/text, lying about having plans afterwards and faking a phone call
topped the list of most common excuses
Millennials are more likely (52 percent) to have dated someone they
met online vs. 34 percent of Gen Xers and only 18 percent of Baby
Groupon, which recently launched Groupon+
(Groupon Plus) voucherless, cash-back restaurant deals perfect for
daters, asked 2,000 U.S. adults about the latest dating trends,
including when is it most acceptable to make a move, ideal first date
ideas, bad date horror stories, best time to follow up after a date,
when is the right time to start a relationship and what it takes to find
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Groupon asked 2,000 U.S. adults about the latest dating trends, including when is it most acceptable to make a move, ideal first date ideas, bad date horror stories, best time to follow up after a date, when is the right time to start a relationship and what it takes to find relationship success. (Graphic: Business Wire)
According to the results, the three-date rule is becoming a thing of the
past with most people waiting an average of eight dates before they have
sex, with women waiting nine compared to five for men. And while men
were nine times more likely to be ok with sleeping together on the first
date, just 30 percent of men and 8 percent of women think sex should
happen inside the first three dates.
"Whether you're single or in a relationship, fall is a great time for
people to head out on dates and take their romantic game to the next
level," said Guido Torrini, VP and GM, Groupon+. "People aiming for a
relationship like to take their time to go on a number of dates and
build a connection, which is why picking the right type of activity is
an important consideration in the date planning process."
Dinner at a restaurant was the overwhelming choice (74 percent) for a
perfect first date activity followed by going to see a movie, having a
drink at a bar, getting coffee or experiencing the outdoors.
Thirty-three percent of people admitted to "pregaming" with one or more
alcoholic drinks to ease the nerves before a date. Nearly 80 percent of
people would use a discount on a date, and almost half of those who said
no would change their mind if they could do so discreetly.
The survey, conducted by market researchers OnePoll and commissioned by
Groupon, also asked people about some of their worst dates and found
that nearly one-third of those polled had someone try to eat off their
plate, drink from their glass or tell them what to order. Another
one-third said that they've needed to get out of a bad date. The most
commonly used excuses were pretending to be ill, acting tired, having a
friend call or text, lying about having plans afterwards and faking a
phone call. One out of seven people have even escaped a date by
pretending to go to the bathroom and never returning.
After a date, people typically wait about three days before texting or
calling the other person. Women on average wait a full day longer than
men to text or call the other person (three days vs. two days) with
Millennials identifying themselves as the most eager age group--reaching
out within two days.
When it comes to starting a relationship, Millennials are also more
likely (52 percent) to have dated someone they met online vs. 34 percent
of Gen Xers and only 18 percent of Baby Boomers. Respondents also
indicated that it takes an average of five dates before deciding to
exclusively date one specific person. Nearly half of those surveyed said
they've dated more than one person at a time and more than 20 percent
said they've dated three or more at once.
Monthly Targets to Ensure a Successful Relationship
5 x random compliments
3 x heart to hearts
3 x days out
2 x occasions of spending time with partner's friends/family
2 x meals in a restaurant
2 x order in food
1 x surprise gift
1 x trip to the movies
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Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston,
Washington, D.C., San Jose, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa,
Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Newark, N.J.,
Long Island, N.Y. and Orange County, Calif.
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offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.
Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers
by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
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