Having successful dates can cause stress, anxiety, and nerves, but they are necessary to meet new people and maybe start a relationship. Everything can be less nerve-wracking if you know some keys, tips, and even mistakes you should avoid.
We thought that a lot of people around the world were wondering what it takes to have more successful dates, so we did a survey with the dating app Bumble to find out what most people thought about certain topics related to dating.
More than 2,000 people between the ages of 25 and 25 took part in the Bumble survey. They were asked about forbidden topics, clothing preferences, places that aren’t good for dating, and even the age-old question of who should pay the price. bill.
When it comes to dating, what works for one person might not work for another. However, the survey showed that there are some ideas that work for many people and are good to keep in mind when planning dates.
Who should say where it should be?
The survey showed that 64% of people like it when their crush or connection asks them out on a date, while 20% think they should be the one to ask and 16% would rather be in charge and choose where they go.
What do you wear?
It’s important to know what to wear and what not to wear on dates, because a bad outfit can change how people see you and ruin the first impression, so you should wear something that makes you feel strong and confident.
57% of people say that everyone should wear what makes them feel good, but 35% prefer casual clothes to formal ones because they make them feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Can the date be ruined by a bad outfit?
It’s true that the clothes you wear say a lot about you, which is why even Bill Gates has some tips on how to dress. It can help you be taken more seriously or look more attractive, but can a date be ruined just because you don’t like what the person is wearing? do you dress well?
Even if you don’t believe it, 60% of people say that it is possible, but it depends on the place and the situation. For example, a bad outfit can mean a lot if you are badly dressed in an elegant place or if you don’t care about what you wear and make the other person feel like you don’t care much about them.
Should we all get there at the same time or meet there?
In this case, 57% of people say they’d rather show up on their own and meet there. However, this is a security risk because no one will know where they live if the meeting goes wrong, and they won’t be able to leave right away if things aren’t going well. It is also a way to keep people from being hurt or abused.
Only 1% would rather pick up the other person before the date, while 14% would rather have their date pick them up at home.
Who should cover the costs?
This is one of the most controversial issues, because some people think that having one person pay is old-fashioned and even sexist.
According to the survey, 49% of people say that the account should be split 50/50 so that one person doesn’t have to pay for everything, while 28% say that the person who made the invitation is responsible for the account.
Is it okay to get sexual on the first date?
This is something that depends on the person. Some people have rules about it and would rather not do it, while others don’t mind having sex with someone they just met as long as they feel comfortable and both parties agree.
The survey shows that 59% of people prefer to wait until they’ve met the person and had a chance to talk and get to know them a little bit before making a decision, while 27% would rather not and wait until they’ve met a little more.
Is there anything you shouldn’t talk about on a first date?
We all know that some things are controversial or cause tension, and many people say you shouldn’t play with people you just met, but that doesn’t mean you can’t talk about them.
The survey results show that 38% of people think that talking about previous partners is the most important thing that shouldn’t be talked about. Other things that shouldn’t be talked about on the first date are sex and politics.
What is the worst thing to do on a first date?
On a first date, many things can go wrong, and some mistakes can even mean there won’t be a second or third chance.
34% of people in the survey think that the worst mistake you can make is assuming that there will be sex just because you agreed to go on a date. The second worst mistake is assuming that the other person owes you something just because you paid the bill. The third worst mistake is making decisions for the other person without asking them first, like what they are going to eat or drink or when to ask for the bill.
Where would be the worst place to go on a first date?
If you choose the wrong place to go on a date, it can make it harder to talk, make everyone more nervous, or give the impression that you’re not that interested.
As for the worst places, the survey shows that 58% of people say the worst places are those that make them feel unsafe or that they can’t trust (like a place that is hard to get out of or that is very isolated or lonely), while 22% say that being invited to their crush’s house or apartment on a first date is a very bad idea. Lastly, noisy places were picked as not good for dating, probably because it would be hard to hear each other.
How should a perfect date go?
This question can also be different for each person, depending on what they like. However, there are some things that many people think can help make things better.
64% of people say that for a date to be good or ideal, it’s most important that things go smoothly and there are no surprises, while 17% say that it’s important to have a plan so that they know what to wear, what they’re going to do, and what kind of date it is.