Love and Friends - The UK Dating Site for Thinking People
Remember Me?
Password Reminder >>


Latest Blog!
Tips + Research
Human Interest

  Other Stories >>>

... Manners go a long way in the dating game Manners go a long way in the dating game

22 November 2008

More than half of women said a man's manners on a first date will affect whether or not she chooses to go on a second date with him.

It seems that slurping soup, biting fingernails, burping and other etiquette faux pas do not go down with potential dates.

A survey reported in Glamour magazine revealed that 87 per cent of men think manners are a good indication of character in a partner.

They therefore try and be on their best behaviour themselves while on a first date in the hopes of winning her round.

Other rude habits include talking with your mouth full and ditching a knife when eating a romantic dinner, according to the survey.

But when it comes to manners, it seems that people have double standards. Around 75 per cent of people who swear in public said they did not like it when other people swore.

Etiquette expert Rachel Holland told Glamour magazine: "People do it because they can't get their point of view across and (mistakenly) think swearing has more of an impact."

We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA) which was set up to ensure high standards of behaviour by dating service providers serving the UK. The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association.
As an ODA Member we are required to have appropriate and effective arrangements in place for dealing with complaints and enquiries.
The ODA provides general information on common enquiries users have about dating services but will not deal directly with individual complaints which are properly the responsibility of member companies. The ODA monitors enquiry and complaint levels and the issues complained about. It can intervene if it sees worrying trends or serious matters of concern.
© Love and Friends 1999 - 2016 Further information about ODA can be found here.  A link to our customer service arrangements is provided here