I came across this really interesting info-graphic from Ferratum about Dating etiquette and expectations in 2018. Now it’s been a long time since I have dated but I don’t think by looking at this info-graphic that much has changed since then apart from the growth of dating apps and online dating which was never really around in my era of dating.
The most interesting stats within the info graphic were as follows –
44% of men put more effort in their appearance when they are single vs in a relationships. Women are more likely to put in just as much effort in their appearance when they are single and in a relationship.
I don’t think that this is always the case , in my opinion this could work both ways – as in some women wouldn’t put as much effort in if they were in a relationship. They may go get their hair done , buy a new dress or shoes if they were going out single hoping to meet someone. This can obviously be the case for men too.
50% of men agree that dating apps are a good way of meeting people, while only 40% of women agree
I think I agree with this as if I was single I would feel really intimidated as a women going on a date with someone I’ve never met before. I think women are more aware of the whole safety aspect on blind dates and meeting up with people they have not met before whereas some men can have a more laid back approach to this.
Women are far more likely to stalk someone on social media before going on a date with them (54%) while only 40% of men admit to doing so.
I think this sounds about right as I feel women can be far more nosy than men. We want to know who they are , who their cousins is , have they got a dog , their interests etc. Men are not so bothered from past experience and will go in to the date with an open mind , but it’s just in our nature to know exactly what we are going in to.
68% of men would offer to pay on the first date but then many of these would suggest to split the bill on a repeat date (41%) of women agree
I think this sounds about right and from past experience most men will offer to pay for the first date etc. Some women would be offended by the man asking them to pay for half the meal , I don’t see a problem with this – some can be very old-fashioned when it comes to this. I think on the second date both parties would feel more comfortable in splitting the bill.
Do you agree with the above stats? Would love to hear your thoughts.