We’ve all wondered about the truth in gender stereotypes, so let’s just recap what we know: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus; the two genders have their differences, but none of the common clichés and stereotypes are very helpful. Instead, we decided to take a look at the relationship facts behind the stupid jokes and silly rumours. Maybe our relationship facts can shed some light on the truth in gender stereotypes. See the infographic below for a fun and colourful depiction of gender stereotypes, men vs. women. If you would like to share this cool illustration on your website, simply copy the embed code and paste it into the html of any website or blog.
Infographic designed by be2 dating site
If you prefer your relationship facts to be served up straight, without an funny illustrations, read on below for pure information, facts and numbers.
Truth in gender stereotypes
On average, women say over 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2,000.
A woman spends an average of 2 years of her life time looking at herself in the mirror; a man spends 6 months checking himself out.
Recipes for dating success
What to wear on a date?
Studies show that women are attracted to men in blue, whereas men are more attracted to women wearing red.
Will there be a second date?
It takes one hour for a woman to determine whether or not she wants to date a man again. It takes 15 minutes for a man to decide if he wants to date a woman again.
Love is in the air
Falling in love:
Research shows that men know they’re falling in love after just three dates, but women don’t fall in love until date 14.
Do you really love me?
43% of women have said I love you and not meant it. 38% of men said I love you to get sex.
Relationship and marriage facts
Till infidelity do us part:
The most difficult marriage vow for 27% of men is being faithful. The most difficult marriage vow for 32% of women is “for better or worse”.
The perfect partner according to men: someone I can trust (63%), who treats me with respect (57%), who is physically attractive to me (40%), who has a sense of humour (37%), who is comfortable with her sexuality (36%).
The perfect partner according to women: someone who treats me with respect (84%), someone I can trust (77%), who makes me laugh (58%), who shares the same values (47%), who is comfortable communicating (46%).
92 % of women close their eyes for a kiss, but 50% of men keep them open.
When to have sex?
40% of women are happy to wait one to three months for sex, while 35% of men think the third date is the right time to get it on.
We love a good flowchart, so when we came one that explains how to tell if a guy likes you, we just had to share it with our single readers. Simply start with the first question (Do you like him?) and follow the arrows that line up with your answer. Easy! If it turns out that the flowchart thinks he does like you, however, you’ll have to figure out the next step by yourself…
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Whether single or in a relationship, Valentine’s day is all about love for most people. About 1 Billion romantic cards are sent and over 50 Million roses are given for Valentine’s day all over the world every year and 53% of women will dump their boyfriends if they don’t give them anything to mark the occasion. But have you ever considered whether what is supposed to be a romantic occasion is also necessarily an intimate one?
After all, there have been countless complaints about the consumerist nature of Valentine’s day and some believe it’s more about selling chocolates and flowers than about truly celebrating love. A recent survey by Casual Dating agency C-date seems to prove those naysayers right!
At least those who think that all that romance would lead to passion, intimacy and sex on Valentine’s day are proven wrong. 35% of those who took part in the survey can’t remember ever having had sex on Valentine’s day. A further 44% can only remember sex on Valentine’s day once or twice „maybe“. Only 22% actually say they „usually“ have sex on Valentine’s day. >> Read more…
Blue Monday is the title of a popular New Order Song. With its repeated lyrics asking „ How do I feel? Tell me now, how should I feel?“, it’s a melancholic ode to most people’s least favourite day of the week. A few years ago, scientists took it upon themselves to calculate which day of the year is the bluest of all blue Mondays. According to their calculations, the third Monday in January is officially the most depressing day of the year. This year, Blue Monday 2013 fall on January the 21st.
After a relaxing Christmas, the new year’s resolutions are getting harder and harder to keep, the days are short, the weather’s awful (at least in the Northern Hemisphere – the research came from Britain), and there is little to look forward to in immediate future.
All these reasons and more make January peak season for online dating. January is the most active month of the year for online matchmaking sites like be2. The good news is that a message in your be2 inbox on a Monday morning can do wonders to fight a bad case of the Blue Mondays! >> Read more…
The last be2 TV ad was launched just over two years ago. We were very fond of the cute little matchmaking heart. but now it was time for a new approach. Our creative team went back to square one and thought about what matchmaking is really all about. What matters to singles when they sign up for be2′s matchmaking service? The result: the most beautifully romantic be2 ad ever! But see for yourself: