Our premise was that women who played hard to get got their man, while the women who showed too much interest didn't.The book was translated into 27 languages and helped a generation of women find their Mr Right. Now texting, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and online matchmaking sites have revolutionised the dating landscape.(The study isn’t explicitly hetero-only, but most questions are framed in those terms.) Among the findings: About a third of single people think “it’s less intimidating” to ask someone out via text message.(No gender difference.) Forty-six percent of singles get annoyed by a dating prospect who texts too frequently.Technology may have made dating more ambiguous, but it just might end up making it better.A: Your wait time should be indirectly proportional to how well the date went.
A new study commissioned by online dating sites JDate and Christian Mingle surveyed 1,500 single men and women across America about their romantic behaviors and expectations in the age of the smartphone and found few gender differences in how men and women approach dating.Northeasterners are more likely to use their phones in bars, bathrooms, and subways; they text people they’re dating more frequently; and they’re more likely to answer a call or text that arrives in the middle of a date.Northeasterners are also more likely to scroll through a significant other’s text messages and call history without permission than Westerners are. She gives smart, super-honest advice about your biggest dating and relationship conundrums. If you start toying with the three-day rule, start acting completely apathetic… About the author: Claire Austen is a 20-something freelance writer, sports enthusiast, and polka-dot-lovin’ everygirl trying to bridge the gap between what men know about women and what women wish men knew.