London: Dating canon from nineties era, which suggests that one should wait three days to follow up after a date, have been termed outdated, according to a new survey.
Online dating site eHarmony found that 73 percent of women and 71 percent of men branded the traditional advice as ‘ridiculous’`.
Instead an overwhelming 89 percent of men and 77 percent of women preferred going on a same-day date if they were available.
The research, which was conducted in honor of the London Olympics, saw 2012 of its U.S. users polling about dating etiquette.
However, the hard-to-get game plan is not completely outmoded yet. In fact, it is not just women who are at it even 41per cent of men admit to playing it cool, the Daily Mail reported.
Besides this half of both sexes admitted to searching a potential date``s name on Google or Facebook before meeting them.
Surprisingly, contrary to popular belief, 44 percent of women admitted to liking the cheesy pick-up line approach.
Moreover, 75 percent of respondents admitted that they would prefer a phone call instead of a text.
Jeannie Assimos, managing editor of the eHarmony advice blog claimed that for a more digitally aware generation these age-old darting rules don’t apply.
“We are in an age where everyone is online, connected to their phones and used to getting an immediate response so some of the previous dating rules just no longer apply,” she said.
“However these stats show us that even though men and women no longer want to wait to hear from their dates, it doesn’t mean that people are more impatient.
“Over 75per cent of singles still want to talk on the phone rather than send a quick text. We think that``s a good thing,” she added.