Thursday, August 3, 2006

43 Percent Of Singles Google Their Dates

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A first date is supposed to be about getting to know the other person but some singles are doing some advance reconnaissance.

According to a survey by the It’s Just Lunch dating service, 43 percent of singles do a Google search on their prospective partner before the actual date.

Amazingly, 88 percent of respondents aren’t offended, figuring they’d “do the same thing.”

Technology plays a role in other aspects of dating. About 16 percent of singles have asked someone out on a date via Instant Messenger and 11 percent have done it by text message.

However, 77 percent of men admit they’d rather ask a date out the old-fashioned way – by phone – but 27 percent prefer using e-mail to tell the person they’re not interested in a second date.

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