If you’re single, think about your last date. How many of the details did you spill to your BFFs? If you’re like the U.S. people polled in Match.com‘s Olympics-inspired Dating Championship Survey, probably the juicy bits, at a minimum. A whopping 92 percent of U.S. respondents admit they would share at least some details of romantic dates with their pals.
Our foreign counterparts don’t blab as much as we U.S. denizens do. “French singles were least likely to kiss and tell, with 35 percent of respondents not sharing details of their dates with their friends, closely followed by Japan at 30 percent,” Match reported.
Oh, and we also really care a lot about what our friends think of who we date:
France took the gold for independent thinking, with 74 percent of French singles reporting that their friends’ opinions weren’t a factor for choosing a date. Japan, trailing by a large gap, came in second at 47 percent to claim silver. For U.S. singles, the opposite held true, with a large majority (70 percent) reporting that friends’ opinions of their date matter. Northern neighbor Canada held similar attitudes in this category (68 percent).
Geez, U.S. citizens, are we still in middle school? Does whether our friends approve matter that much, even as adults? Apparently so. Although these findings really aren’t that surprising. Think about Sex and the City or, more recently, the first season of Girls: Not a comment was made or sexual move attempted that didn’t go unanalyzed by the characters’ gal pals.
Maybe we should follow in our foreign counterparts’ footsteps and give our tendency to overshare a break. In other words, resist the urge to go over every detail with a fine-tooth comb and use your bestie as a sounding board to analyze what it really meant when he decided to order the pork chop rather than the grass-fed beef at the very last minute.
What do you think? Are you a fan of dishing date deets or not? Tell us below!
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