I think we’ve all heard the common belief that “men value sex more than love”, but is it true? To find out the answer, we conducted a study on WhatsYourPrice.com by comparing the average price of a first date between men who are seeking love versus men who are seeking sex. The results may surprise you: Men value love $73 more than sex!
Results of our study: Men seeking casual or no-strings-attached relationships paid an average of $121 for a first date, whereas single men looking for serious long-term relationships paid an average of $194 for the opportunity of finding love. However, men who seek only casual or no-strings attached relationships tend to be serial daters and more prolific, paying for first dates over 2.1 times more, than commitment-minded men.
Three Tips for Women Seeking Love
So what does the result of this study mean for all the girls who are looking for love? Well, the study translates directly into a few important, yet practical first date advice for women who are searching for love online. Pay attention to the following:
1. Generosity: A woman who wants love should take note of where men takes her on the first date, and how much he is willing to spend. Men who seek love will treat women with greater respect and generosity than men who only want sex. So yes, everything else being equal there is a big difference between a man who takes you to McDonald’s and the man who takes you to a 5-star Michelin rated restaurant on the first date!
2. Patience: Men who seeks love are consistently more patient than men who only want sex. When they say patience is a virtue, it truly is. If you want a man to love you, don’t sleep with him on the first, second or third date. Make him wait. If he’s rushing or pressuring you into sex, then chances are good he’s not too interested in love.
3. His Eyes Tell All: Pay attention! Next time you go on a first date, take a close look at the man’s eyes. Men who seek love will shower the woman he wants with focused and undivided attention, while men interested only in sex will likely scour the room for other women.
So, Let’s Do It For Love…
And talking about the question of love versus sex, when you visit the website this week, you will notice a big change to the WhatsYourPrice.com homepage. The new homepage, and the message it carries is in part an effort to change our entire approach at marketing and branding the website.
A generous male member wrote in to us this week telling us he was smitten-ed by an attractive female member he met on the website. In his note to us, he quoted Hilary Cooper: ”Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!” In that light, I’m hoping WhatsYourPrice.com will help you meet that right person or persons who can take your breath away. Until the next post, good luck in your search!
Do you believe we are right to conclude than “men value love more than sex”?
What do you think of our new homepage design and message?
Do you have any other suggestions for us?