This study reveals how successful online daters always get that second date
We definitely recommend passing on the harassment and overwhelming array of options and checking out Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app that offers you ONE potential match per day.
Not only is it easier to focus on one person when there IS only one person to find out if you’re truly interested, but it also means people are more likely to actually be into whomever the right swipe, as opposed to how people (especially guys — like, why do you do this?) will swipe tons of people on Tinder and Bumble to play a numbers game.
And now, coming to the rescue yet again, Coffee Meets Bagel shared their intel on how to get a second date. We totally don’t NEED the advice but… y’know… maybe we need the advice.
According to their research, 37% of couples say they chatted with each other for more than one week before going on a first date vs. 20% of singles who say they talk that long before meeting up.
This one doesn’t surprise us at all — weekday dates have a definite “I’m serious about getting to know you” vibe as opposed to what can often be a “I’m serious about getting you drunk” vibe on weekend.
More couples went out for dinner (33%) on their first date than any other activity. 29% said they went out for drinks and 16% went out for coffee. This doesn’t really surprise us either — dinner is a real time commitment, which means people who ask you on dinner dates probably actually want to spend time with you, not just put time in, ya know?
Because there’s nothing worse than when somebody invites you to a place that’s lightyears out of your price range.
Only 29% of couples kissed on the first date. Apparently, building anticipation is definitely the way to go.
But we’re not surprised by that either — we think it’s definitely a nice practice to make sure whomever you went out with knows you enjoyed their company.
So much for building anticipation, eh?
A lot of these were things we already knew, but the actual statistics are interesting, especially when contrasted against the single people polled. All of these facts are definitely worth keeping in mind next time you go on a date!
Check out their sweet infographic with all of the stats in one place below.