Revealed – the dos and don’ts of dating in Ireland
The dos and don’ts for dating have been revealed by Irish people, including the worst behaviours for as first date.
A survey was carried out on 1,000 Irish adults to find out some of the best and worst habits when looking for love.
It is no surprise that the top quality people are looking for in potential partner is trustworthiness.
Being kind-hearted is considered to be the second most important trait, with being funny the third.
On the other hand, the worst habit for a first date is spending too much time on your phone.
Other unappealing behaviours include having bad manners, being rude to the waiting staff, talking about an ex and drinking too much.
The survey was carried out by iReach and comes on the back of the news that social media giant Facebook is to launch is own dating platform to rival Tinder.
The right and wrong ways to behave on a first date have become a much discussed topic in recent months following the success of reality show First Dates which gives viewers the chance to watch the awkward, nervous behaviour of hopeful romantics.
Other interesting points from the survey were the top locations for a first date.
A restaurant or pub was the overwhelming first choice for people. Other locations chosen included the cinema, the zoo, theatre and an ice-cream café.
It was also revealed that 15% of Irish people have never actually been on a first date, while an unfortunate 23% have been stood up before.