Results of the ‘What Perth Singles Think’ Survey

By June 22, 2014 December 28th, 2015 Blog
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Have you ever wondered what Perth singles really think? I know I have! Here is the recent Dare2Date Survey.  We surveyed 180 singles (51.1% Male and 48.9% Female) from 18 – 64 and these are the results:

Age

18-24

10.1%

25-34

34.8%

35-44

26.4%

45-54

24.2%

44-64

4.5%

Length of time single – 26.1% less than a year; 19.9% 1-2 years; 17.6% 2-3 years; 15.3% 3-5 years and 21% longer than 5 years (3 people skipped this question).

This is how Perth singles meet (more than one option could be selected).

At   work

28.2%

Through   friends or family

52.%

Internet   dating

47.5%

Facebook

9%

LinkedIn

1.1%

Social   Groups

27.7%

Speed   Dating

24.3%

Singles   Events

14.1%

Pubs

40.7%

Café

6.8%

Don’t   meet other singles

15.8%

Other interesting places Perth singles meet are – church, medical centre, taxi line, golf, beach and even a funeral and Tinder.

73.8% of Perth singles said it was hard to meet singles in Perth, 4 respondents said they found it easy enough to meet singles but harder to meet the right person. The group that found it the easiest to meet other singles was the 18-24 age range, whereas the hardest age range was the 35-44 year old age range.

42.9% of Perth singles were looking for a serious relationship.

Single   and dating

23.4%

Single   and not interested in dating

8.0%

Single   and interested in a causal relationship

16.0%

Single   and looking for a serious relationship

42.9%

Single   and just looking for sex

4.0%

Single   and just looking for friends

2.9%

Single and   seeing more than one person at the same time

2.8%

12.8% of Perth singles believe a couple of years are an acceptable age difference; 27.9% believe 5 years is acceptable; 33% believe 5-10 years and 26.3% believe that age doesn’t matter.

This is a list of deal breakers that would stop Perth singles from continuing to see someone (more than one option could be selected).

Children

26.7%

Smokes

62.5%

Drinks

4.5%

Takes   illegal substances

67.6%

Overweight

44.9%

Hasn’t   dealt with their issues

59.1%

Doesn’t   look after themselves

75.0%

Nationality

13.1%

Not   financially secure

36.4%

Mental   illness

59.7%

No time   to see you

51.7%

Other deal breakers were: rude, disloyal, has children, unmotivated, unfaithful, stalkers, bogans, didn’t have their own place and pets.

We asked what Perth singles what their ‘favourite asset’ was in a partner (not everyone gave a response). Surprisingly eyes and a great smile won.

44 liked nice eyes; 32 a nice smile; 20 liked a great arse; 12 liked healthy/physically fit singles; 11 face; 11 height; 7 boobs, 5 a good figure; curvy 3, 3 overall body; 4 hair; 3 lips, 2 feet; 3 curves, 1 hips, 1 posture, 3 muscles, 1 neck, 1 hands, 1 V shape.

Perth singles were instantly put off a member of the opposite sex for these reasons (more than one choice could be selected).

Looks

33.1%

Nationality

14.9%

Personality

40.0%

Desperate/neediness

65.1%

Financial   position

13.1%

Overweight

44.0%

Body   odour

81.7%

Bad   Breath

78.3%

Bad   Teeth

74.3%

How   they dress

37.1%

Other reasons were: no manners, expect you pay for everything, big feet, lying, lecherous, leering at other women, bullies, inconsiderate people, fake tan, fake nails and not financially secure.

We asked guys if they had ever been asked out by a girl and girls if they had ever asked a guy out. The answer surprised me – 64.4% had been asked out by a girl or asked a boy out!

We asked Perth singles if they would break up with someone they are dating if they put on weight. 4.2% of singles would, 33% of singles would only break up with someone if they put on a significant amount of weight and 62.7% of singles wouldn’t break up due to weight. Most respondents stated that it depended why the person had put on weight and that they would work through the issue if they could.

We asked Perth singles how long they would wait until they had sex.

2 dates

28.0%

3 dates

30.3%

5 dates

29.5%

3   months

12.2%

Other responses were: when it feels right, first date, no rules, depends on the person when you feel comfortable, around a month, ASAP, if I wanted a relationship I would wait, after marriage, 1 beer, different with every relationship and anytime – enjoy.

91.6% of singles would continue to date someone they had sex with on the first date.

76.3% of singles would not ask how many people a person has slept with.

How many sexual partners are too many?

1 to 5

0.8%

5 – 10

6.2%

10 -20

20.0%

20 -30

26.2%

30 – 50

16.2%

50+

30.8%

Other responses were: I don’t care; 80; really people worry about this I am up to 200 plus; everyone has a past as long as they aren’t sleeping with them now; I am off the scale so I can’t judge; not an issue it is the past; depends on age and other factors; only have low numbers so high numbers would put me off; as long as they aren’t promiscuous and no such thing as too many.

34.7% of Perth singles have never had an STD test. The responses for this question varied per age range – 71% of 55-64 year olds had not been tested for STD’s; 42% of 45-54 year olds hadn’t; 21% of 35-44 year olds hadn’t; 27% of 25-34 year olds hadn’t and 61% of 18-24 year olds hadn’t been tested.

We asked how far Perth singles would go to pre-stalk a date (more than one response could be selected).

I go   straight to Google

14.9%

I will   check Facebook

52.6%

I will   check all social profiles

5.1%

I will   check  LinkedIn

6.9%

I   wouldn’t check any

41.1%

All of   the above

6.3%

There was a significant difference between the age ranges for this question – 83% of 18-24 year olds would check Facebook; 66% of 25-34 year olds; 45% of 35-44 year olds; 31% of 45-54 year olds and 25% of 55-64 year olds would check Facebook.

We gave Perth singles four choices of character traits that would determine if a woman was relationship material.

Loyalty

35.6%

Sense   of Humour

28.9%

Intelligence

14.8%

Caring/nurturing

20.7%

We gave Perth singles four choices of character traits that would determine if a man was relationship material.

Loyalty

53.8%

Intelligence

8.5%

Humour

18.8%

Confidence

12.0%

Financially   secure

6.9%

We asked Perth singles about their dating experience.

I’m   afraid/nervous to date again

12.0%

There’s   not much out there in terms of quality dates

20.0%

I’ve   met some nice people, but I’m still looking

66.2%

I’ve   met somebody fantastic and I’m in love

1.8%

51.8% of Perth singles believe a man should pay on the first date, 0.6% believes a woman should pay and 47.6% believe the bill should be spilt. Other responses included that it depends who asks who out; the woman should at least offer and who cares.

41.2% of Perth singles have broken up with someone by simply never talking to them again.

Perth singles gave the following reasons for not talking to the person again:  they couldn’t think how to end it; the person they were dating was rude to them; just forgot to reply; a large number of people said it was easier; he was a jerk, no mutual interest; to test if the person cared; pain in the arse; too needy; no spark; she was painful to talk to; person was annoying; only way to get the message across; too many issues; I was lazy; because I am an arsehole; I wasn’t interested; the person was crazy; the person was possessive; why not; she was depressed and desperate; seems a normal thing to do these days; any response to the person would cause them to chase you and asked to go on an inappropriate date.

 

For some questions there was a difference between the response for men and women. They were:

 

QUESTION FEMALE MALE
Looking for a serious relationship. 47% 38%
Felt being overweight was a deal   breaker 40% 45%
Instantly put off by how a person   looks 38% 40%
Put off by a person’s financial   position 19.5% 6.74%
Instantly put off by a person being   overweight 30% 50%
Instantly put off by how a person   dresses 44% 30%
Girl who had asked a guy out/ guy who   had been asked out 62% 67%
Break up due to weight gain 2% 5.95%
Break up due to significant weight   gain 28% 39%
Wouldn’t ask how many people a person   had slept with 67% 85%
Have never been tested for STD’s 28% 40%
Men pay for a date 41% 61.63%
Split the bill 59% 37.21%
Stopped dating by not talking to the   person again 38% 56.52%

 

 

 

 

 

Please note the results of this survey are the results of the research of Dare2Date and are subject to Copyright.

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