Alrighty then…it’s time for a little Monday Math folks.
This week, our numbers have to do with some dating trends, thanks to a 2013 national survey by Match.com.
Here we go:
78% - the percentage of men who reach out to a woman less than 3 days after a date. Yes, you heard that correctly…is the 3 Day Rule dead? Sure seems that way thanks to social media and smart phones. Thank goodness.
48% - the percentage of women who research their dates before they go out. Personally, I think that this number could stand to be a whole lot higher. Why not make sure that someone you’re meeting isn’t wanted, or a crazy stalker or a bunny boiler? Seems a reasonable thing to do.
61% – the percentage of people who prefer to talk on the phone after the first date. Just when everyone wants to convince you that texting and IM’ing are taking over the world…you realize that’s baloney. People still want to talk to one another. It’s just plain easier to get to know someone by talking with them – hearing the tone of their voice, their humor, if they are nervous or enthusiastic. All best done on the phone.
So, inquiring minds want to know….do you research your dates before meeting them? What did you find out? What did you do with the information? Let’s discuss…
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