Sex & Relationships

Wednesday 23 July 2014

What first-date nerves? Women revealed to be more confident on dating scene than men

Published 28/04/2014|12:04

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What first-date nerves? An insight into the dating world has revealed that women are far more confident in their approach to dating than men.

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In fact, not only do 71 per cent of women believe they hold the reigns over the date’s outcome, but they are also considerably more confident than men about their first impression.

So much for the ‘weaker sex’, the study reveals that 82 per cent of the women interviewed for the survey, by Elite Singles, said they were convinced of their ability to make a good impression on men.

And there are two sides to every story, as just 70 per cent of men were sure of being well-received.

Women were also dominant in the decision as to whether there would be a second date.

A massive 71 per cent felt they usually made the decision as to whether more will come from their meeting, compared to just 46 per cent of men.

According to psychologist Dr Wiebke Neberich, men usually make the first move when it comes to dating, but women have the power to decide if it goes any further.

“Men usually make the first move when dating, which gives women the power to decide if something goes further,” Dr Neberich said.

“Since men also often tend to overestimate a woman’s interest, they experience comparatively many more rejections.

“Women can be picky when choosing a partner, for a number of biological and sociological reasons, so they often have the upper hand at this stage in a relationship,” she continued.

“This could be a key explanation for the greater self-confidence we see among women in the study”. 

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