Love in the time of the GFC

14 Oct

The GFC has given rise to a new type of dater. According to a recent study of 150,000 UK singletons conducted by Match.com, ‘pragmatics’ are daters who are more interested in suitors with a “grounded and thoughtful manner” than those focussed on wining and dining. The GFC has seen a return to stability and security, with people wanting to settle down and have children.

And yet while daters have reassessed their priorities, marriage isn’t a key factor. Less than a third of singletons who participated in the study saw marriage as a sign of commitment. No details are provided about the ratio of men to women in the study, so I’m hoping there aren’t too many UK  ladies dreaming for a ring they’ll never receive.

So what kind of dater are you?

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