New Couples Wait 39 Days Before 'Discount Dating'
It would seem the economic climate has turned us into a nation of 'discount daters' with nine out of ten Brits saying they approve of using money-saving deals when dining out on dates.
While being thrifty has become an accepted part of dating, the question remains, how many dates do you wait before you whip out your voucher?
According to the survey by Bookatable Dining Deals, Brits hold out on average 39 days before openly using a discount coupon in front of a new partner.
Men should be wary of revealing their frugal ways too quickly in a burgeoning romance though, as nearly a third of women confessed they would consider using a discount voucher as the most off-putting thing a man could do on a first date. Indeed, 37 per cent said they would lie about using a discount when dining out.
They needn't bother as it was revealed that men view discounting as the least off-putting thing their date could do. What's more, seven out of ten said they would never bother to lie about using a voucher.
Interestingly, the student demographic (16 - 24-year-olds) were the most likely to lie about 'discount dating' with 60 per cent keeping their penny-saving ways a secret compared to 27 per cent of those over 55.