Revealed: How many dates the average Irish couple waits to sleep together
Never mind the three date rule.
The average Irish couple waits until the fourth date before sleeping with a new partner - which usually comes within a week after their first kiss, according to a new survey.
Most couples wait until the second date for a smooch, but the first 'I Love You' comes after 14 dates, averaging at seven weeks. Cheating website IllicitEncoutners.com results the results of their findings, which says that Irish men are predominantly the first to say the L word, with 72% of men admitting they drop the love the bomb first, in comparison to just 28% of women.
The women surveyed said the reason for their shyness is because they see it as a man's role to bring up love first, with more than half saying they would still stay quiet even if they thought they'd found the one.
17% of men have slept with someone on the first date in comparison to 14% of Irish women. Most couples say they'd wait an average of three weeks before introducing their new other half to friends and six weeks for family.