A Little Monday Math…

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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2 Comments on “A Little Monday Math…”

  1. October 29, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Hell yeah! I have. I Google them and see what comes up. Facebook can be good for tidbits (providing the person has some public info and it’s not all hidden).
    I look at: Seeing if a guy has many women friends on his profile (especially provocative looking ones) This is a red light. One guy had a lot of women that looked liked they may be prostitutes, although I was skeptical – I accepted a date invite then soon after declined as he wanted info on renting a hotel room expecting that I would be going back there with him later for sex. 😛 so gross.

  2. October 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Hi Cakes!! I think Google is essential in today’s online dating world – you just have no idea who you’re really meeting. There were a couple of guys that I easily found out were living with other women while representing themselves as single online. One person who was a felon….you can learn a lot and save yourself a lot of time and aggravation.

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