A study into how women date - and how they used to date - has produced some surprising results...
The most desired age for marriage amongst young women has been revealed.
Despite all the hype around the idea of women postponing love and children, a poll of 2000 females revealed that the majority would like to get married at…27 – somewhat younger than we imagined.
The research also revealed that just over one third of single British women (34%) would be happy to stay single ‘forever’. Who’d have thought, eh?
Dating app Rendeevoo surveyed 1,000 single women aged 18 to 40, and the same number of married women aged 60 and above, to discover there were also widespread differences in the way both sets of women approach love and dating.
Whereas those under 40 thought 27 was the perfect age for marriage, by contrast, the majority of older women surveyed said they had got married themselves five years earlier – at 22 – and had no regrets about it.
And when it comes to looking for a partner, 81% of single women claimed ‘sense of humour’ was the most important attribute in a potential partner. Of the married women polled, 70% said loyalty was the number one quality they looked for when they were dating.
Another key generational difference across the women polled was this: one in ten single women currently admit to regularly dating for the ‘sole intention’ of having sex – compared with just 4% of the older generation when they were single.
A shift in first date locations has also been revealed with 42% of modern women naming the humble coffee shop as the best spot to get chatting to a potential suitor, followed by a cocktail bar (24%). However, 81% of women in the older category cited the cinema (really?) as the best pick-up spot followed by the pub (56%), which still gets the thumbs up in our book.
It was also revealed that almost a fifth of dates for modern women are now organised through an app.
George Christoforakis, founder of Rendeevoo, said: ‘Massive changes are happening in the dating world – 17% of dates are arranged through an app.
‘But half of modern women – 51% – are looking for friendship and companionship in a date – you don’t get that from in-app chat.’
And if modern women are going to find ‘the one’, 26 was deemed to be the ultimate age by those aged 18 to 40 compared to just 19 for the previous generation.
How things have changed…