I was more than a bit surprised in 2007 when a study came across my desk saying that 30% of women who'd met men face-to-face on an online dating site had first date sex. (See: New Study Shows Women Less Cautious), especially since another study released about a month earlier showed only 25% of all US respondents had had sex with anyone they'd met online - first date or otherwise.
So it is with great interest that I share with you the results of a poll undertaken by YouGov on behalf of Craigslist about UK singles' views on first date sex. In a nutshell, every single age group polled stated they'd rather end a first date with a cup of tea.
Over five hundred Brits were asked, "If I like someone on a first date, I would rather end the date with a nice cup of tea, coffee or other warm drink than by spending the night with them." 62% either definitely or strongly agreed. Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craiglist said:
"The findings suggest that Boy George understood human psychology better than Sigmund Freud,"
...which refers to the 80s lyrics, "I'd rather have a cup of tea than go to bed with someone" in contrast with the psychoanalysts' belief that sex was our primary motivator.
But I'm curious. What do you think? Would you rather share a cup of tea than sex on a first date?