There is a huge debate on when it’s okay to get intimate when dating and new research shows that it should be avoided on the first date.
Just under half of UK men said that they would be turned off if a woman wanted to get intimate on the first date.
In contrast, only 39 per cent of women said they would be turned off if a man wanted to get intimate on the first date.
The biggest turn off for both sexes was if their date was not well presented, followed by their date not having described themselves accurately.
This shows that both sexes are focuses on how their date looks and are very interested in physicality’s rather than personality.
Despite this, only 4 per cent of people when actually questioned on what traits they value in a person said that they looked for someone with good looks.
The most ideal trait for a potential partner to have was voted as honesty, followed closely by humour and then fidelity.
Markus Fischer, Director of International Business at Parship UK who conducted the research, said, “As a dating site we’re always looking to see what values singletons across the UK value most highly in a potential partner, as well as what makes a date go well, or destroys all chances of a relationship altogether.
“To see men considering the want for first-date intimacy a bigger turn-off than women was somewhat surprising; whilst stereotype would have us believe otherwise, men are clearly the more prudish of the two sexes!”
“Honesty and fidelity were also the most important factors that Brits are looking for in a partner, with only 4% choosing good looks as a priority.
“I guess this goes hand in hand with people being honest about how they describe themselves before a blind date- both men and women saw this as a huge turn-off, so honesty is always the best policy when it comes to dating!”
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