Dating one month
As well as uncovering the secret of the six month rule, with 31 per cent stating they would kiss their date immediately, compared to just 27 per cent who would say the same for holdings hands.
A further third (34 per cent) revealed they would wait between one and two weeks to holds hands.
Kate Taylor, dating expert for match, said: “While each relationship moves at its own pace, daters are often reassured by comparing their experiences with others’.
However, one statistic I disagree with, is how long UK daters are waiting to get undressed with the lights on.
Over a third (36 per cent) said that it would take one month or less for them to get dressed or undressed with the lights on.
British daters also see 144 days as the perfect time to embark on a more modern dating milestone: updating their social media relationship status (157 days).
After all, if you have been on 3 or 4 dates, are you technically allowed to be seeing someone else without being in violation of some relationship rule that you think is unspoken? So, how many dates before calling your relationship a relationship? By that math, you are looking at about three months of dating someone before you can call it a relationship! Let’s say, then, that perhaps you have ramped up your dating because you are definitely interested in pursuing a relationship with this person.
If you are wondering how many dates you need to go on with someone to classify the relationship as such, it’s about ten dates. Let’s be generous and say you are dating this person twice a week. If you are seeing someone else at this point, it might be advisable to stop and decide which avenue you want to continue to pursue.