It goes without saying that everyone wants to make a good impression on a first date. But, what are the best ways to do this?
A new survey carried out by Japanese-cuisine company, Sushi Daily found the answers.
It found that almost half of young singletons wax or shave their whole body prior to a first date! 46% of Gen Z-ers - aged 18 -24 - said they did so, to feel their best and in case they got lucky.
Nearly one third deleted their browser history prior to the date, just over a quarter gave themselves a little pep talk and bought new underwear, with 11 per cent goggling first date chat-up lines.
The survey also got an insight into things that were a huge turn-off during a first date. Speaking about an ex took the lead as 46% of people said bringing up a former beau ruined the date and drastically brought down the chances of a second meeting.
39% said they had been turned off by bad table manners during a meal, while more than a third said someone who focused on talking about themselves made for a bad date.
Also included in the surveys worst romantic encounters were: Being rude to restaurant staff (31%), speaking with a full mouth (29%) and looking at their phone all the time (27%)
Although ranking lower on the list, 23% of people said not being able to take a joke and lying about their age was a big no-no, while 14% said taking the other person's food isn't a good look and more than one in ten said talking about politics was also a turn-off.
Romy Miller, Sushi Daily's global brand director, said: ‘It may come as no surprise to learn you are on much safer ground discussing the cuisine at the restaurant or pub you are meeting in than talking about former partners or even yourself.’
She added: ‘Politics can be a minefield as well – though bad table manners and being rude to staff seem certain to destroy any chance of a second date.’