The Pitfalls of Blind Dates

      April 02, 2010 11:53

      To what extent should you trust a promise to call from a person you have just met on a blind date?

      Matchmaker Gayeon and lonely hearts website Anti-Single carried out a straw poll of 785 single men and women as an April Fool's Day special where one-third or 249 people told the dating partner that they would call them just out of politeness but did not mean it.

      Asked what was the most dubious line they heard, men voted for "It's my first blind date" with 35 percent, or 135 votes of 391 men. "I didn't have time to dress up properly" came in second with 27 percent, and "I can't drink much" third with 21 percent. "You seem really nice" followed with 11 percent, and "I can't understand why you're still single" got 6 percent.

      For women's part, 184 out of 394 women or 47 percent did not believe men's saying, "Appearance isn't important." "I missed the timing for marriage because I was so busy" (20 percent), "You seem to be very popular among men" (18 percent), and "You seem really nice" (12 percent) followed.

      A staffer with a matchmaking company said, "Appropriate compliment have a positive effect as they make the partner feel better and warm up the atmosphere, but clichés and empty promises will only play against you as they taint your credibility."

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