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Over 55% of UK adults now no longer believe traditional dating values

According to recent research carried out by an online voucher code website, adults in the UK believe  that being chivalrous no longer applies today. They found that over 55% of men /women in the United Kingdom think that traditional values of courtship between couples do not apply anymore.

To see if there really is a battle between the sexes and whether or not chivalry is truly dead, My Voucher Codes polled 1000 men and 1000 women aged over the age of 18 in the UK and they asked: “Do you think traditional values of courtship between couples still apply today?” 52% of men said no. whilst a whopping 58% of women also said no.

  • 35% of men feel that meals should be shared 50/50
  • 41% of women do not expect men to pay for the entire date
  • 57% of men and 71% of women, do not  feel the need to call the next day after a date
  • Sex on the first date is now more acceptable according to 37% of men and women
  • 29% of men and women are happy to arrange a date via social media than by calling
  • 33% of men and women admit to looking up their date online beforehand

Despite the competitiveness of dating in the modern ag and how technology has changed the way we even look for a partner.

See how dating over the last 50 years has changed, check out this funny infographic:

Dating through the generations

In lieu of the results, Mark Pearson founder of MyVoucherCodes said:

“Love is never simple, even though now we have more technology helping us to find a partner, it can feel like it has never been more complicated. It’s no surprise traditional dating values are no longer considered as important as they once were, as dating now is so different. In addition changes to how we view equality and strides made by feminists, mean a lot of men now see women as their equals, so they are more than happy to share the cost of a date. And it seems women are more than happy to pay their share.”

He further added:

“History and events have also shaped how we date, it’s easy to forget even 20 to 30 years ago we were actually pretty liberal. We had the sexual revolution in the 1960’s and hedonistic lifestyles of rock stars. Promiscuity become more widely accepted as previous values which had once guided many people were now been blurred with new found freedoms.”

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