Who should ask for the second date? Our members reveal the truth!
A survey of 561 EliteSingles members across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland showed that, when it comes to taking a date to the next step, it is women who believe they hold the power. Indeed, 71% of women surveyed said that they ‘’usually make the decision whether more will come from their meeting.’’ Just 46% of men believed that they held similar clout.
Women were also shown to be much more confident than men about the date itself. 82% of female respondents felt that they often made a good first impression on men. In comparison, only 70% of male respondents felt that their first impression on women would be a good one.
Yet, when it comes to putting money where their mouth is the women surveyed didn't always stick to their guns. Indeed, despite holding the balance of power when it comes to confirming a second date, women still wanted to be asked rather than do the asking. In fact, just 2% would prefer to be the one who calls to arrange a second meeting, compared with 41% of men.
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