* The second fastest conversion rate is if you meet a potential partner in a nightclub or bar – with sex happening after 2.2 dates;
* The third fastest way of having sex is by meeting someone on a dating website or app – with relationships consummated after 2.5 dates;
* The slowest conversion rate was an office romance at 7 dates because of fears over career disruption;
* The results are from a new survey of 1,000 people by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people
Couples go on an average of four dates before sleeping together – but the quickest ‘conversion rate’ for sex is when you meet someone on holiday, according to a new survey.
Holiday-makers have sex on average on their second date – twice as fast as if they met each other at home.
The second fastest conversion rate is if you meet a potential partner in a nightclub or bar – with sex happening after 2.2 dates.
The third fastest way of having sex is by meeting someone on a dating website or app – with relationships consummated after 2.5 dates.
These are the most effective ways of speed-tracking the famous ‘three-date rule’ which says that is the optimum time you should wait to have sex to boost your chances of the relationship lasting.
By far the worst sex conversion rate was if you meet someone at work – with sex not occurring until the seventh date on average. The delay here is because of couples’ reluctance to get involved with someone in the workplace in case of career complications.
The results were revealed in a new survey of 1,000 people by the IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people. It found that the average number of dates before sex in all types of dating was four. The only dating method which accorded with the ‘three-date rule’ was when a couple had been set up by friends.
Blind dates have the fourth quickest conversion rate at 3.3 dates, followed by connecting with someone on social media (3.5 dates) in fifth. Sixth place was a chance encounter such as bumping into a stranger on a bus or train (5 dates) and in seventh was meeting a partner through a hobby (5.5 dates).
The gym had the second worst sex conversion rate at 6 dates in ninth place, just behind office romances.
IllicitEncounters.com spokesman Christian Grant said:
“We have just had the hottest summer in more than 40 years and that has been reflected on the dating scene. People have a real ‘seize the moment’ attitude when they are away and they commit sexually far quicker than they would at home because they fear they may never get another chance to sleep with that person. Alcohol obviously boosts conversion rates for people who are meeting in nightclubs or bars.”
“Dating websites and apps are great to way to connect with people quickly. They break the three-date rule because both parties have made a deliberate decision to seek a new partner and that leads to inevitable short-cuts in the route to the bedroom.”
“Lots of people are also on dating sites purely to have casual sex which is why the conversion rate is so high.”
How quickly will you have sex on the dating scene
1. Holiday romance – 2 dates
2. Meeting in a nightclub or bar – 2.2 dates
3. Dating website or app – 2.5 dates
4. Set up by friends – 3 dates
5. Blind date – 3.3 dates
6. Connecting with someone on social media – 4 dates
7. A chance encounter – 5 dates
8. Meeting through a hobby 5.5 dates
9. The gym – 6 dates
10. Meeting your partner at work – 7 dates
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 14 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
We’re always more than happy to talk about IllicitEncounters.com – please contact Christian Grant through the details below – but we’re not willing to speak publicly about SaraHartley.net at this moment in time.
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