Expectations on dating

European men felt similarly, with 63 percent willing to stick around at least until the date is over.

Of any group in our survey, European women had the least tolerance for bad dates: only 51 percent would stay. Well, according to both European and American men and women, it’s a restaurant or coffee shop.

This aligns with research that found nearly 39 percent of people find their significant others through friends. Seventy-seven percent of women and 66 percent of men would want to go out again if the person across the table seemed genuinely interested in their point of view.

European men were also more diverse in their dates than their female counterparts, though they were much less likely than American men to date online. If you’ve got some jokes, you’ve probably got date No. And over 50 percent would go out on a second date with someone interested in their personal life, their work life or were chivalrous.

Interestingly, one of the world’s top dating experts disagrees with the second option, saying coffee dates are a romance killer 99 percent of the time.

Luckily, our survey respondents have plenty of backup plans.

Over 60 percent of men and women think doing something outdoors is a great option.

Fifty percent of women love the idea of a zoo or aquarium, and 53 percent of men like the idea of heading to the bar.

So what makes a date good and what sends us running for the hills? On the other side of the dating spectrum, there are definitely some things we can do to ruin those first dates.Women were a bit more reticent, but a large number were still game, with 42 percent of European women and 37 percent of American women willing to consider a romp after a good first date.Interestingly, according to another survey, 70 percent of people have had at least one one-night stand.So you’re on a first date and the bill comes – who picks up the check?For European and American men, the most common answer was the man.

Leave a Reply