Modern Dating

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Single Life in 2016

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As the online dating landscape continues to grow at high speed, Match.com continues to know what to expect! For the sixth year in a row they have surveyed over 5000 singles across the United States to let us all in on the do’s and don’ts of single life in 2016.

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Where to find great dates?

ONLINE (obviously)! 33% of singles met their last first date through online dating, and 26% met their last first date through a friend. 93% are more likely to get married if they have met online, and 78% are more likely to get a second date. If you haven’t signed up already, sort it out!

What to eat and drink?

Firstly, you are 107% LESS likely to get a second date if you skip dinner or drinks. SO chow down on sushi, as it ups your chances by 170%. If you order cocktails, you boost your odds by 137%. An expensive restaurant may seem like a golden ticket, but you have a 50/50 chance of getting another date, and after-dinner drinks sit at a 57% chance – it seems we care more about what we are eating and drinking then what time or where we go!

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What to talk about?

DO talk about politics — it ups your chances by 91%. DON’T talk about sports or your ex (the second you should already be aware of)! DO talk about the economy; 41% of women want you to be aware of it.

When should you go on a date?

60% of singles prefer an evening date, and 39% want to go out on a Saturday night. If you stick it out for two and a half hours, you are more likely to get a second date.

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*When it comes to kissing… expect anything. Only 50% of singles think a ‘good’ first date ends with a kiss… Go with your gut!*

Check back tomorrow for more do’s and don’ts from Match.com. See here for full survey results of Singles In America.