The Holidays, Economy, and Dating: What to Do? It's Just Lunch Offers Insight
During the holidays, there is a renewed focus on dating and the status of where one's love life is currently measuring up. For those happily dating, it can be an exciting time to introduce the new boy or girlfriend to friends, family and co-workers. For those not dating, holiday activities can serve as a constant reminder of what is missing in their life.
"When it comes to dating, there is no other time like the holidays to add
stress and anxiety to the situation. On the other hand, it is also an
exciting time of year, and one that provides a lot of good opportunities for
The following are results from the It's Just Lunch poll. 1. When times are tough, do you find yourself wanting to be in a relationship more than when times are good? Yes, absolutely 23% Yes, it matters somewhat 32% No, it really doesn't matter 45% 2. How important is it to you to be dating someone during the holidays? Not important 32% Very important 11% Somewhat important 37% Somewhat unimportant 20% 3. At what stage in dating do you think it is appropriate to give a gift? After one date 5% After a few dates 33% After a month or two of dating 42% Only when dating exclusively 20% 4. How much do you plan to spend on the person you are dating this holiday season? $25-$100 43% $100-$250 33% Over $250 13% Under $25 10% 5. If you were invited to an office holiday party, would not having a date deter you from going? No, not at all 75% It would deter me somewhat 20% Yes, I would not go to the party without a date 5% 6. If you were invited to a social holiday party, would not having a date deter you from going? No, not at all 69% It would deter me somewhat 26% Yes, I would not go to the party without a date 5% 7. After how many dates do you think it would be appropriate to take your date home for the holidays? Only when in a committed relationship 51% After a successful date 3% After a few good dates 13% After a month or two of dating 33% 8. When introducing your date for the first time, who are you most nervous for them to meet and make a good impression on? Your mother 30% Your father 16% Your siblings 18% Your friends 36% 9. If you are being introduced, who are you most apprehensive about meeting? Their father 20% Their siblings 11% Their friends 27% Their mother 42%
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