Sex on the first date No thanks, say MEN: Women are now happier to jump into bed with a new partner than men are
Half of men would be turned off by a woman who wanted to have sex after going on only one date
Only 39% of women felt the same way about men
18:47 GMT, 16 November 2012
It's men who are desperate to leap into bed with women after just one date, right
Wrong, according to new research suggesting that the stereotype is now defunct, and these days things are in fact the other way around.
Women are now more comfortable having sex on a first date than men are, with almost half of men actually turned off when a woman wants to get intimate after going out only once, and only 39 per cent of women feeling that way, according to dating website Parship.
Almost half of the men questioned said they would be turned off by a woman who wanted to have sex on the first date, but only 39 per cent of women felt that way about a man who did the same
The research also found that in the game of dating the biggest turn-off for both men and women was for a date to turn up looking scruffy or badly presented. The second was when their blind date had not described themselves accurately.
And although this suggests that both men and women are more interested in their date's physical appearance than their personality, only four per cent of people questioned said good looks were crucial in a date.
These days women are more comfortable jumping into bed after only one date than men are
The traits most looked for in a potential partner were honesty, humour and fidelity.
Markus Fischer, Director of International Business at Parship UK, said, 'As a dating site we're always looking to see what values singletons across the UK value most highly in a potential partner, as well as what makes a date go well, or destroys all chances of a relationship altogether.
'Both men and women saw lying about their appearance as a big turn-off, so honesty is always the best policy when it comes to dating!'
'To see men considering the want for first-date intimacy a bigger turn-off than women was somewhat surprising; whilst stereotype would have us believe otherwise, men are clearly the more prudish of the two sexes!'
Explaining that honesty was voted the top trait in a date, Mr Fischer said: 'I guess this goes hand in hand with people being honest about how they describe themselves before a blind date – both men and women saw this as a huge turn-off, so honesty is always the best policy when it comes to dating!'