Dating is weird. A first kiss is even weirder. So, we’ve rounded up some interesting facts about dating, plus this beautiful First Kiss video by amateur filmmaker Tatia Pilieva, who captured 20 perfect strangers getting their pash on.

First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva


First dates can be the worst… So it’s natural to size the other person up. Need help arranging your checklist? Well, according to a survey, 43% said fresh breath mattered the most for a date, 17% said stylish clothes, 15% said sexy fragrance, 14% said good skin, and 10% said great hair.

When you’re heading out on a date and you realize the guy has breath odor issues…

bad breath dating facts relationship trivia

When arguments get heated, if your heart rate goes over 100 beats per minute, then you’re incapable of hearing/understanding what your babe is telling you. Maybe this is why couples tend to have similar fights over and over?

When you’re best friend and her boyfriend start arguing over the same thing for the one-million-hundredth time…

rachel mccadams in mean girls


If your boyfriend breaks up with you for the girl he’s been secretly shagging… Put away any plans of revenge. Give it time, chances are they’ll be miserable soon enough. Only about 10% of people who leave their relationship for an affair actually end up happily ever after with their co-conspiritor.

When you run into your ex after “the other lady” has dumped him and he’s totally alone, sad and regretful…

awkward first kiss video


According to research, the average dude (that’s regular dude, not to be confused with “bro dude”) will see an average of five women each day that he’d like to sleep with.

How you think your boyfriend is walking around the city during the day without you….

man walking in desert

How he’s really hitting the pavement without you…

christian bale shaking his head


On average, there are 86 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women in the U.S., though the actual numbers vary according to region (NYC has the largest single women to men ratio, of course).

Every New York single lady after learning of this statistic…

sex and the city girls taking shots



When the question of  “not seeing other people” arises in a new relationship, it seems to be a marking point for progression or total disaster. However, according to a report by Lisa Daily, most couples decide to stop pretending they’re interested in anyone else after about six to eight dates.

When things are going good, you casually say something like, “so what are we” and the other person freezes in shock…

anchorman i immediately regret this decision


Did he call? No. Did he text? No. Then he probably never will. A gal has a 1 in 8 chance for a 2nd date if she hasn’t heard from him within 24 hours of the first date.

When you’re telling your friends how awesome your date went, and they ask if you’ve heard from him yet…

demi lavato funny gif


Oh, the Internet and its many advantages… 43% of singles are likely to have Googled someone before a first date.

When you Google a new potential and find out he’s actually as successful and amazing as you thought he was…

seinfeld running around gif

 Then… You realize he might Google you as well...

zooey deschanel holy shit i've destroyed my life


It’s not all about the googly-eyes. Scientists claim humans have 52 “flirting signals.” I thought the hair flip was just for sass and finger snaps, but it’s actually the most popular expression of flirting, even though it doesn’t seem to be the easiest.

How we imagine the hair flip… 

model hair flipping gif

How it usually turns out…

clueless cher falling off bed


 We all know backtracking is a bad idea! Numbers — aside from common sense — show that trying to get a relationship to work with an ex doesn’t typically pan out.  However, where it does seem to be possible is with extenuating circumstances of the breakup, such as a family tragedy or someone moving away.

When you start thinking about getting back together with your ex…

news anchor gets blown away


Obviously, dating is hard work…  And sometimes we get tired, which explains why 29% of women would rather spend their efforts shoe shopping than prowling around for men.

When you’re on your way to The Barneys Warehouse Sale and you run into a crush, and now of all times, he finally starts flirting with you…

woman hitting man with pocket book


The number one buzz kill on a first date is past relationships (49%), with dieting or body image coming in at number two.

When you’re on a date and the guy starts recommending options based on his ex’s favorites… 

cara delivigne winking


If you’re always single, you might want to think about updating your social life. Sixty-three percent of long-lasting couples meet through their network of friends.

When your non-single girlfriends keep “introducing” you to idiots…

chelsea handler on talk show

Also see Dating Rules You break when you live in NYC


If you prefer the excitement of getting asked out on a date in person, then you’ll be sad to learn that online dating is ruining the tradition. Around 40 million Americans use some sort of online dating service, which results in a large number of people who are less motivated to risk rejection in person.

 When people suggest online dating is the new norm and every single person should try it…

i refuse to be a failure

Maybe you should also read our guide to dating.



— written by Rachel Eleanor Sutton

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[If want more facts, here are the resources used this week: Match.comRandomHistory, KYMXGrabStatsLovePankyMyHopesMyDreamsMyLife]