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Once upon a time, in days gone by, romance was key to finding love. Dates were picked up at doorsteps, notes and love letters were shared, and giving your full attention to the person on the other side of the table was imperative. However, according to new research released today, gone are the days of not only traditional romance, but of any form of respect for the person one is dating.
With over three fifths (63%) of Brits planning to date this summer, according to the data commissioned by Urban Jungle they have to be prepared for what dating today really is. Brits aged 18-30 have said that the likes of bad table matters (35%), being on their phone too much (44%) and talking about exes (28%) are some of the rudest things they find on dates.
However, for many vicenarians, even getting to the date is problematic as avoiding getting “ghosted” is something else they have to contend with. Ghosting is defined as “when a person cuts off communication with their friends or the person they’re dating with zero warning [explanation], or notice before hand”, and according to the research has been experienced by a over two thirds of Brits (68%).
Aston spoke to TV waitress and dating expert Cici Coleman and Jimmy Williams, CEO and co-founder of Urban Jungle.
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