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Survey: Make a good impression and have lots of sex

Nearly 80% also think a good relationship relies on frequent sex.
Nearly 80% also think a good relationship relies on frequent sex. eHarmony

WE don't want a relationship without sex but we want our date to make a good impression!

They are the results from two different studies from two different dating sites, Elite Singles and RSVP.

A new survey from RSVP shows that the first few minutes of a date are critical to dating success.

The dating site polled over 1,600 singles and revealed that more than a quarter of singles surveyed decide if they like their date in five, or fewer, minutes.

Furthermore, 60% of respondents sum up their date within the first 15 minutes of meeting.

"The results prove the importance of first impressions when dating," said Melanie Dudgeon, RSVP spokesperson.

"Five minutes is not a long time when you are battling with first date nerves and feeling a little awkward."

Single women rate the 'hello and initial moments' as the most awkward part of a first date while men consider 'breaks in conversation mid-date' to be the most cringe-worthy.

Are first impressions important?

This poll ended on 19 April 2014.

Current Results

Yes

77%

No

22%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Although singles are quick to make the call, deciding if they like the other person or not, 65% will give someone a second chance if the first date doesn't go well.

"It seems that singles are forgiving of the awkward moments that come with dating. If your date likes you but your meeting doesn't go too smoothly - it's likely you'll still get another chance."

While a survey by Elite Singles found that we don't like a relationship that doesn't involve some nookie.

When asked about the role of sex in building a long-term relationship, those polled agreed unanimously; 80% believe a serious, long-term relationship cannot be maintained without sex.

The results of the study reveal the centrality of sex to a healthy relationship.

Nearly 80% also think a good relationship relies on frequent sex, and the majority (56%) deny that sexual desire becomes limited after many years together. And, in terms of the perfect amount of sex, men and women seem to be on the same page.

Could you be in a sexless relationship?

This poll ended on 19 April 2014.

Current Results

Yes

36%

No

63%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

65% of women and 69% of men consider several times a week the ideal amount of sex for a good relationship.

Going without sex certainly seems to be a deal-breaker for most Australian singles.

A full 68% said they would be unable to consider a serious relationship with someone wishing to remain abstinent.

Though participants responded with resounding enthusiasm to a pro-sex relationship, those that had gone sans sex showed surprising commitment: of the 38% of participants who'd been in a non-sexual relationship, 50% had stayed with their partner for more than one year. 

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