Even if 69% of adults living in Ireland are in a relationship at the moment, there are still a lot of people on the search for true love – at least 36% who are currently a member of a dating website and / or a user of a dating app.
A recent nationally representative survey and 1,000 adults were asked about blind dates, top locations for a first date and do’s & don’ts on a date.
Unsurprisingly, the the Restaurant/Pub/Bar (70%) was the top ‘perfect location’ for a first date, followed by the Cinema (21%), an ice cream café (15%), the zoo (13%) and the theatre (10%).
The top 5 worst possible nightmares on a dinner date revealed by the iReach Insights survey, were found to be:
- Spend too much time on the phone (69%)
- Have bad manners (63%)
- Be rude to the wait staff (63%)
- Talk about the ex and 5. Drink too much (47%).
Surprisingly, only 15% of adults in Ireland have ever been on a blind date. Sadly, 23% have been stood up at least once.
Finally, here the top 5 qualities people are looking for in their (future) partner:
- Trustworthy (71%)
- Kind-hearted (70%)
- Funny (60%)
- Loyal (58%)
- Intelligent (57%)