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What makes someone dateable - the deciding factors

What makes someone dateable – the deciding factors

Presentation, manners and social skills are critical to securing that second date


25 November 2015: Sense of humour, looks and sexual chemistry are the most appealing factors that first attract singles to their partners but it’s personal presentation, manners and social skills that make or break your chances of getting a second date, according to the The RSVP Date of the Nation Report 2015*.

“We know that initial attraction is largely driven by sense of humour and looks but this research identifies the qualities and standards men and women consider essential for someone to be ‘dateable’,” said John Aiken, RSVP Relationship Expert and Psychologist.

Sense of humour is the most appealing factor that first attracts single Australians to their partners.

 

All Single Australians

Single Women

Single Men

Sense of humour

26%

33%

21%

Looks

16%

11%

19%

Sexual Chemistry

15%

14%

16%

Intelligence

14%

14%

13%

Social and friendship networks

8%

6%

10%

Manners

7%

9%

6%

Personal Style

4%

3%

4%


Aiken continued; “The first date is really a chance to test the chemistry, learn about the other person and see if they meet your expectations before getting any further involved.


“For someone to have dating potential it is essential that their presentation, manners and social skills are up to scratch - these three factors rank well above body shape or height and higher than standards of personal hygiene, smoking habits, body shape, fashion choices and habits.”

Considerations before going on a second date

All single Australians

Single women

Single Men

Presentation

19%

17%

20%

Manners

19%

23%

15%

Social Skills

15%

18%

14%

Non-smoker

13%

11%

14%

Personal hygiene

10%

12%

9%

Personal habits

10%

8%

12%

Preferred body shape/height

5%

3%

7%


For further information or an interview, please contact Reservoir Network on 02 9955 8000
Steve Riethoff: 0417 047 837 or steve@reservoirnetwork.com.au
Di Challenor: 0407 497 821 or di@reservoirnetwork.com.au


* About the RSVP Date of the Nation Report 2015
Identifying key dating and relationship trends, the results are weighted to the Australian population and explore everything from how Australian singles are meeting new partners, who should pay for dinner, when to take the relationship between the sheets and views on marriage and kids.

The research was commissioned by RSVP and conducted by Nielsen. More than 3,300 Australians were surveyed in February 2015. This is the sixth year of the study.

About RSVP
RSVP is Australia’s most successful online dating platform. Nielsen research** shows 1 in 3 dates found online happen via RSVP.

The RSVP platform is designed to help singles find genuine matches for real dates and authentic connections with other singles who are serious about dating. Research** shows one in four singles are not actually interested in a relationship, RSVP helps Australian singles find the ones that are. 1 in 3 Australians who used RSVP as their only online dating site found a long-term relationship, got married or entered into a de-facto relationship through the site.

Across the site and mobile apps, more than 1,200 new members sign up and over 40,000 conversations happen every day. RSVP’s membership mirrors the natural population spread and 75% of members are located in metropolitan areas. Membership is split evenly between males and females.

Launched in 1997, RSVP pioneered online dating in Australia. Over its 18-year history, RSVP has helped nearly 5 million Australians meet other singles for dating, romance and relationships.

** 3,316 Australians surveyed by Nielsen in February 2015. Results weighted to the population.

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