Sing Out Loud! (But, Not On The First Date)

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No singing aloud!

We’re all rock stars – especially in the shower!  But, there’s a time and place for singing with the KOOL on the radio.  In the car?  Sure!  At your desk at work?  Absolutely!  On a first date?  Umm…not so much.  According to a dating survey, only 1 in 25 people would enjoy singing on a first date.  Better stick to playing the air guitar!  On second thought…

(Courtesy of Zoosk.com)

“Stories about your ex” ranks as the worst topic to bring up on a first date.

  • Singles of both sexes overwhelmingly agree (67%) that the worst conversation topic on a first date is “stories about an ex.” Men (71%), in particular, don’t want to hear stories about their dates’ exes compared to 64% of women.
  • Talking about that chronic sinus congestion should wait until another time too, because “personal medical issues” comes in second as the worst topic to bring up on a date (19%) followed by politics (9%) and religion (6%).

Women are more open to “splitting the check” than men think.

  • When asked who should pay on a first date, 81% of men say “the guy” compared to 64% of women.
  • 35% of women believe they should split the check compared to only 18% of men.
  • Only 1% of men and 1% women believe the woman should pay.

Men judge more quickly than women when it comes to how well a first date is going.

  • The majority of men say they know within the first hour whether they might really like their date. In fact, 29% of men say they know within 15 minutes.
  • The majority of women say they have usually made up their mind by the end of the date.

Men, however, are more willing to stick things out if a date isn’t going well.

  • When asked what they usually do if a date isn’t going well, more men (93%) responded that they would “suck it up and see if it gets better” compared to women (85%), who are more likely to find a reason to leave early.
  • Men in New York City are the most likely to duck out of a date that’s going badly. Most say the excuse they would give is “not feeling well.”
  • Women in Tampa are the most likely to duck out of a date that’s going badly. Their preferred excuse is also “not feeling well.”

Singles agree: the best summer date involves enjoying the outdoors together.

  • Spending time outdoors together beats a fancy dinner date. 58% of singles say the best summer date is something outdoors whereas 22% of singles say they prefer a date that involves dinner out at a nice restaurant.
  • 16% of singles say their ideal summer date would be to grab a few drinks at a bar.

Singing on a first date is not a turn on.

  • Only 4% of singles say the best summer date would involve singing together at a karaoke bar.
  • Singles in San Francisco (7%) are the most likely to prefer a karaoke date.

A date at the beach or pool? Men say ‘yes,’ women say ‘no.’

  • The majority of men (76%) say they would consider a date that involves showing off their body in a bathing suit.
  • The majority of women (53%) say “not on your life” to a beach or pool date.

Any nightmare first date stories?  Please leave comments below!  Always love to hear from you.  Thanks for bein’ KOOL :-)

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