Love Bites: Match.com and Today.com Reveal Singles' Attitudes on Dining and Dating

Match.com has teamed up with Today.com, Today show’s online home, to reveal singles’ dating do’s and don’ts on the ever-so-important dinner date! From carnivores’ pickiness to flirting with the wait staff, the “Love Bites” survey reveals what singles’ opinions for dating and dining success. Check out the juicy results below.

Some singles choose food over sex
You booze, you lose?

Nearly 70% of women said it was a big turn-off if their date had more to drink than they did. 23% of single men and women said it was a turn-off if their date had nothing at all to drink.

Alcohol etiquette

When it comes to drinking alcohol on a date, 43% of singles said they order a drink "most of the time" while 40% said they would only order a drink if their date ordered one as well.

Close-minded carnivores

The study found 30% of meat-eaters would not date a vegetarian versus only 4% of vegetarians who stated they would not date a meat-eater.

Culinary degree necessary?

18.5% of singles said they would not continue dating someone who couldn't cook or refused to cook.

Fearless foodies

66% of singles are turned off if a date lacks desire to try certain types of food and 32% of singles would be turned off by a date's lack of food knowledge.

Dinner Date Still a “Do”

More than 90% of single males still think a traditional dinner date is the perfect atmosphere for a first or second date.

Dining Don’ts

Turn-offs: 67% of singles don’t want their date ordering for them; 62% are turned off if their date asks to split the check; and 56% are turned off by a date who is picky when ordering.

Appetizing Acts

In looking at what turns singles on, 70% appreciate a date that is knowledgeable about food and wine pairings, and 56% said they enjoy it when their date offers a bite of his/her food.

Wait staff flirting

87% of singles said it was a turn off if their date flirted with the wait staff versus a mere 4% who said it was a turn on.

Savories over Sex?

If forced to choose, 39% of single women would rather give up sex than their favorite food for a year, while only 16% of single men would give up sex for their most favored meal.

Chocolate takes the Cake

Of those who answered they'd rather give up sex than their favorite food, 26% said chocolate was the number one food to trump sex, followed by 25% who would rather choose a juicy steak.

Some singles choose food over sexNearly 70% of women said it was a big turn-off if their date had more to drink than they did.  23% of single men and women said it was a turn-off if their date had nothing at all to drink.When it comes to drinking alcohol on a date, 43% of singles said they order a drink "most of the time" while 40% said they would only order a drink if their date ordered one as well.The study found 30% of meat-eaters would not date a vegetarian versus only 4% of vegetarians who stated they would not date a meat-eater.18.5% of singles said they would not continue dating someone who couldn't cook or refused to cook.66% of singles are turned off if a date lacks desire to try certain types of food and 32% of singles would be turned off by a date's lack of food knowledge.More than 90% of single males still think a traditional dinner date is the perfect atmosphere for a first or second date.Turn-offs: 67% of singles don’t want their date ordering for them; 62% are turned off if their date asks to split the check; and 56% are turned off by a date who is picky when ordering.In looking at what turns singles on, 70% appreciate a date that is knowledgeable about food and wine pairings, and 56% said they enjoy it when their date offers a bite of his/her food.87% of singles said it was a turn off if their date flirted with the wait staff versus a mere 4% who said it was a turn on.If forced to choose, 39% of single women would rather give up sex than their favorite food for a year, while only 16% of single men would give up sex for their most favored meal.Of those who answered they'd rather give up sex than their favorite food, 26% said chocolate was the number one food to trump sex, followed by 25% who would rather choose a juicy steak.

1 in 3 Singles Would Choose Food Over Sex – Today.com

Match.com and Today.com Reveal Singles’ Attitudes on Dining and Dating Press Release

Did you agree with the results from the survey with Today.com? Would carnivores really decline a date from a vegetarian, or would women rather give up sex than chocolate? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!