Online Dating Survey Reveals the Seven Worst Dating Mistakes Women Make

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A recent survey by, the only date-auction website, found the seven worst dating mistakes women make. 1000 male members from were surveyed. 53% said they valued women who talked about goals for individual growth and 94% claimed women discussed ex-boyfriends within the first or second date. In addition polled 2,000 female members; results showed the percentage of women who were guilty of the dating mistakes.

A survey conducted by, the only date-auction website, polled 1,000 of its 450,000 total members and found the seven worst dating mistakes women make. The survey used 1000 of its active male members ages 18 to 45 as the study group to determine this.

“A common misconception amongst women is assuming that since they already received an offer for a date then the job is done,” says Brandon Wade, CEO and Founder of “When in reality, going on the date is barely a quarter of the battle.”

The following are the seven worst dating mistakes women make in order of frequency, according to men, with solutions to raise the success rate of a date.

1.    Problem: Airing out dirty laundry aka the ex-boyfriend
Solution: Save it for later…or never
94% of the men claimed that they dated women who discussed their ex-boyfriends within the first or second date. “Ex-talk is the biggest travesty to creating a new relationship. It shows that the woman is really ready to move on or gotten over her ex,” says Wade. “A man wants to know that he is entering into the possibility of a new relationship, not cleaning up some other guy’s mess.”

2.    Problem: Making it too easy
Solution: Play the game
“Men love a good challenge. That’s why you have fantasy football, when they aren’t playing the actual sport and video games, when they aren’t at the gym with their buddies,” says Wade. “In theory women have it right: Don’t play games if it will hurt someone. Do be coy, playful, and mysterious during your date.” Men who feel they won something are more likely to be excited by the next date.

3.    Problem: Laziness
Solution: Women should be their own ambassadors
“Treat it like a business meeting. You have one hour to show your date confidence, grace, and wits--essentially what a good investment you are. Women will avoid speaking about their quality. Instead they launch into the boring speech about what their daily routine is like. It sounds too close to chores, which men hate.”

4.    Problem: Giving out too much information
Solution: Save the eccentricities for date number 4 and beyond.
“Another study we conducted found that men find quirkiness endearing. However, it also revealed that women should wait at least until the 4th date to begin talking about her peanut allergies or fear of clowns. Delving too soon on such topics comes off as hyper-neurotic.

5.    Problem: Settling to get a relationship.
Solution: Be honest.
“In the rules of attraction, the opposite sex will mimic what it is attracted to. Unfortunately, women often sell themselves short this way,” says Wade. polled 2,000 female members and found that 44% of women claimed that, whether or not a man said he was not looking for a serious relationship, they would mimic his ideals to seem more attractive.

6.    Problem: Broaching the subject of sex.
Solution: Keep it to yourself, at least until the goodnight kiss
Men said they found it off-putting when a woman says, “I don’t sleep with men on the first date” unprovoked during the first date. Such a statement, even in good taste makes you seem uptight and untrusting. Instead wait until the end of the date, if a guy is not invited in then it’s a graceful way of getting your point across.

7.    Problem: Jumping the gun
Solution: Ask about his values and ideals
53% of men said they prefer women who talk about their goals and aspirations for growth as an individual, rather than talking about marriage and children. anonymously polled 2,000 female members to determine the percentage of women who admitted to having made any of the seven worst dating mistakes women make. Participants (women) were allowed to select multiple answers for those who fell under more than one type of dating mistake. The following are the results of the poll for women:

  •     79% - Talking about their ex on a date
  •     65% - Making it too easy
  •     51% - Laziness, not promoting themselves
  •     48% - Giving out too much information
  •     44% - Settling to get a relationship
  •     43% - Broaching the subject of sex
  •     13% - Jumping the gun

For more information on the survey or to schedule an interview with CEO and Founder, Brandon Wade, please call Angela Jacob Bermudo at +1-951-375-7181 or email press(at)whatsyourprice(dot)com.

About Brandon Wade
Brandon Wade is a leading dating expert, who has authored two books on love and relationships. Wade holds a BS and an MBA degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the Founder and CEO of the websites,, and

About is the only online dating website where first dates are bought and sold, and has been featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN, Anderson and the Huffington Post. was founded by Brandon Wade founder & CEO of a number of successful niche online dating websites including the number one Sugar Daddy Dating website—, the number one travel dating website—, and the millionaire matchmaker website— -

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