Skip to comments.Singles Find the Rules of Dating are Changing
Posted on 04/05/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
Match.com has released the results of a new study examining the dating habits and behaviors of the 105 million single adults in America. One third of the population of the United States is single, and this means the dating process involves people from all age groups, backgrounds and personal beliefs. The study involved 5,000 singles from around the country to discover the real procedures and rules of dating in this day and age.
The results show that while traditional dating rules are still followed, other changes have occurred. New developments like social networking tools and online dating have made it commonplace to friend a potential date as a way to signal interest. Post-date communication is often handled through texting instead of a phone call, and young singles tend to avoid contact if they arent ready for a second date. Older singles are entering the online dating game, but they are more cautious of meeting someone theyve connected with through a website.
Women and men both still feel that men should take the initiative to ask for a date, but 41% of women are comfortable with picking up the check for a first date. A third of both genders agree that you can measure the chemistry and connection between two people within 15 minutes, but only 12% would actually leave at that point in the date. Half of all women surveyed still want men to make the call after a first date, but only 6% of men are doing so within the first 24 hours.
64% of daters feel that post-date communication can be handled through emails and texts, but 80% still think phone conversations are best. Men introduce dates to their friends much sooner than women do, regardless of the age of the singles.
Hasn't it always?
I mean, it used to be like this (we may be going back to it)
re - post #3
Did Humble ever call her after their first date?
(sigh) The good old days.
I hear that Craigslist is very popular dating site. ;-)
I refuse to internet date. So I guess it’s hopeless for me.
Interesting blog you’re reading there.
Ahhhh...the glory days of dating. When going out ‘clubbing’ really meant “clubbing”.
Internet dating is a no-go for me. It’s the live interaction that gets me interested, the computer is too sterile.
After the last one decided after her tiny lateral promotion that she was a higher social status now and needed a guy with a big bank account, real dating doesn’t even have much interest, much less computer dating.
Her name was Bertha. Bertha Butt. She was one
of the Butt sisters.
Talk about inflation. The hourly charge is getting ridiculous!
If you happen to meet a single gal who seems really kind-hearted, down to earth, mellow, and polite, it means that she probably has a trainload of baggage to include destroyed credit, no money, a dead end job, and some a-hole's kids that she wants a sucker (you) to raise. It's usually safe to assume that she has a past that would make Paris Hilton blush.
In other words, if she's being really cool to you, it's probably because she has to be and is trying to rope you in. In our modern crap society's singles scene, true kindness and decency are relatively rare. Choose wisely.
I browse the dating section on Craigslist occasionally, it was amazing during the recent protests how many ads read along the lines of “Just in town for the protest, looking for someone to ‘hook up’ with.”
Could I get on that ping list please?
“Impeccable timing, Diana!”
Yeah. Great. Terrific. I enter back into the fray just as the fray is at ebb-tide, LOL!
Hey! You and I aren’t going to be cat-fighting over the same guys here, are we? LOL!
Note to observers: we know one another in The Real World. Both of us are AWESOME women with terrific resumes. Wouldn’t you agree, E? Yep. I thought so! :)
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