Valentines Day for a first date say Adults.co.uk members

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Most singles wouldn’t hesitate to set up a date with someone they haven’t met before on Valentine’s Day, according to a survey by one of the UK’s largest dating sites, adults.co.uk.

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A large cross-section of Adults.co.uk members were asked whether the pressures of it being the most romantic day of the year would put them off suggesting a first date. But 85% of women and 75% of men said they had no issue with testing out a new love interest on the 14th Feb.

In fact, some members thought the honourable Saint’s day would better their chances of securing a date. More than 60% of men and women both said they felt more confident they’d hook up with someone online on Valentine’s evening than an average weekday evening.

However, if you’re planning on starting a profile and firing off messages immediately, don’t think you’ll get lucky straight away. According to the survey, less than 30% of women and 35% of men said they’d be likely to go for a kiss on the lips for a first Valentine’s date.

According to the dating site, more than half of women (54%) said they’d prefer the man to make the arrangements for a first Valentine’s Day date. 32% said it didn’t matter and only 14% said they thought it should be the woman. As for the men, less than half (45%) thought it should be themselves organising the logistics. Another 40% said it didn’t matter and only 15% thought the onus was on the woman.

It’s thought the average Briton has gone on ten first dates and the figure is rising, suggesting single men and women are becoming more relaxed about dating culture and no longer view Valentine’s Day as a cringe-worthy cliché for a first date but more as an opportunity to relax and have run.

Dating coach James Preece says: “There's a lot of pressure on people to find a partner in time for Valentine's so it can propel all the people who’ve put off contacting their online favourites to actually do something about it. This time of year is also a shock to take action for many people when they realise how fast the year is passing by already."

Single.Adults.co.uk is part of the wider group of dating websites http://www.adults.co.uk, which has more than 1.5 million members throughout the country. Founder Paul King says: “We’re expecting a lot of online activity in the weeks preceding Valentine’s Day. The survey suggests that singletons are not viewing Valentine’s Day as a day to hide away or roll their eyes at mushy couples, but are embracing it as an ideal opportunity for a fun, light-hearted and entertaining evening with someone new. Members should get their wiggle on though because we expect the hottest members to get booked up fast!”

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