If a new survey from dating site Match.com is to be believed, the rules of dating have changed — largely because of cell phones, email and texting.
The so-called LoveGeist survey, given to singles in the UK, found the traditional “three-day rule” for contact after a first date no longer applies. The new standard? A day-and-a-half.
“The three-day rule might have worked when all we had were landlines, but technology has revolutionized how we date,” Match.com relationship expert Kate Taylor told the Daily Mail. “When everybody takes their mobile phone everywhere, waiting three days to get in touch just makes you look snooty or, worse, like you have run out of credit.”
The survey also found 93 percent of daters are looking for a long-term relationship, with 80 percent of respondents between 18 and 36 years old saying they want to get married someday. And their number one desire in a partner? “Someone I feel secure with.”