Over Half Of Brits Go On 20 Identical 'Groundhog Dates' A Year

Brits Groundhog Dating

The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 05/12/11 18:27 Updated: 05/12/11 18:31

Does a Thursday night date eating Italian food, guzzling three glasses of wine and ending with a peck on the cheek sound spookily familiar? That’s because Brits are stuck in a ‘Groundhog Day’ style dating rut, a study has found.

The study by doingsomething.co.uk found that singletons are becoming predictable when it comes to planning dates, with the majority settling with an identikit date they planned previously – if they get as far as a second date that is.

One in four Groundhog daters rarely arrange date number two despite 50% securing a kiss at the end of the night. The majority of people polled admitted that they’ve lost the buzz of dating and go on 20 practically identical dates a year.

If you’re struggling to plan a romantic date with your object of desire, get some inspiration from these five fun date ideas from life coach, Sophia Davis.

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  • Five Ways To Spice Up Your Dating Life

    By life coach <a href="http://www.sophiadavis.co.uk/" target="_hplink"><strong>Sophia Davis</strong></a>.

  • Get The Latin Fever

    "Why not try a Salsa class with your date? Work together to learn new dance moves and then show them off together. There are plenty of classes available for all levels of experience."

  • Be Adventurous

    "Go on an adventure and get energetic by solving mazes, climbing assault courses and swinging on ropes. Here, you will walk around what looks like an enchanted forest climbing trees and letting go of fears and inhibitions by throwing yourself into nets and such like. These are so much fun to experience and are dotted around the country so perfect for wherever you are based."

  • Have A Laugh

    "If you want to laugh, try a comedy club. There are loads of them dotted around the country, and you can have a drink and watch some talented comedians in action (if you do some research). Laugh till your ribs hurt, and share fun times and light-hearted entertainment with your new dating partner."

  • Listen To Music

    "Put the music back into your dating life by taking your diet to an outdoor music event, or an indoor concert. Rock out and listen to mellow jazz, it's your choice, but it'll definitely be a conversation starter and a chance to show off your moves!"

  • Be Romantic

    "Go for a romantic stroll, hand in hand in the outdoors. Visit a Christmas market or fair and get the adrenaline going by going on one of the rides, or show off your skating skills on the ice rink. Have a drink at one of the open bars, or just have a walk around and enjoy the festive buzz."