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Brits become savvy daters

15th January 2015 Print

With January set to be the busiest month for online dating sites, Brits are becoming savvy daters by looking to voucher codes and low-cost rendezvous to curb costs.

A study by, released today, reveals that 46 per cent of Brits are happy to split the bill and 28 per cent have used a voucher code on a date.

Although two-thirds of men still prefer to pay the full cost of a date, 56 per cent of women are happy to split the bill, with a further 17 per cent saying they would at least offer to contribute.

Brits are also keeping down the costs of dating with voucher codes. More than a quarter of Brits have admitted to using either a tastecard or voucher code on a date. Refreshingly, 10 per cent of Brits say they would be impressed if their date used a voucher code and a further 29 per cent say they would think they were savvy.

Brits are also opting for low-cost dates with more than three-quarters saying they have visited a chain restaurant such as Nando’s on a first date and a third have been to the cinema on ‘Orange Wednesday’s’. 15 per cent of women have even been happy with a ‘2 can dine for £10’ night-in as a date.  

Other key findings reveal that:

42 per cent of women say they would be cautious of what they ordered on a date to make sure the bill wasn’t too expensive

Three-quarters of Brits wouldn’t be disappointed if their date asked them to split the bill on a date

When asked what Brits dislike most about dating, 37% said it was the awkward silences

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