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The first date activity that means you’re 3x more likely to be in a long-term relationship

WHY is it commonly believed that certain activities between two people on a first date ruin any possibility of a long-lasting romance?

A new poll suggests that traditional dating time frames and rules may need to be jettisoned and forgotten altogether.

First date activities can change the future outcome of your love life, a survey says

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First date activities can change the future outcome of your love life, a survey saysPhoto credit: Getty
2,000 adults have shared first date details that have impacted their relationships

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2,000 adults have shared first date details that have impacted their relationshipsPhoto credit: Getty

The Dating Deal Breakers Survey surveyed 2,000 adults in the UK about their first date habits.

The results obtained are different from what many assume.

Having sex on the first date results in a 52 percent chance of a long-term relationship, which should last two years or more.

Waiting until the second date to have sex results in a 15 percent chance of a long-term relationship.

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If you and your partner wait until the third date to have sex, your chances of a long-term relationship drop to 13 percent.

Dating couples who wait a month before having sex have only a 5 percent chance of a lasting relationship.

If you wait two months before meeting for the first time, your chances drop significantly to a meager 2 percent.

Waiting three months to have sex increases your chances back to 3 percent, which isn’t necessarily much better.

If it’s been four months or more since the first date and you still haven’t had sex, then you have a 2 percent chance of a lasting relationship.

Your chances go back up to 8 percent if you wait a full year to have sex with someone you’re interested in.

The results of this survey seem to prove that sex on the first date doesn’t necessarily doom everything.

However, there are instant deal breakers to consider on the first date.

Going on a first date isn't actually a deal breaker, contrary to popular belief

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Going on a first date isn’t actually a deal breaker, contrary to popular beliefPhoto credit: Getty

The same survey found that 20 percent of people are put off when they realize their date is being rude to waiters and hotel staff.

Seventeen percent of people think that when a date is late to their agreed-upon plans, it’s an instant dealbreaker.

Another 15 percent of people will get stuck with a partner who spends the first date talking about themselves all the time.

The survey also shows that the best way to find a serious life partner is through the workplace.

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Thirty-one percent of long-term relationships began between people who were workmates.

Only 19 percent of the couples surveyed were able to successfully find a permanent partner through a dating app.

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5685343/long-term-relationship-first-date/ The first date activity that means you’re 3x more likely to be in a long-term relationship

Jessica MacLeish

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