It takes the average American 19 minutes to find out if they want a second romantic date with a potential partner.
It may also vary with age, according to a new survey by Avocado Green Mattress and OnePoll of 2,000 singles, with older respondents having higher standards for a partner.
67% of Gen Zers said they have high standards when looking for a partner, while 77% of Gen Xers said the same.
When it comes to a first date, physical appearance is important to 44% of respondents, but what matters most are manners (51%), personality (48%) and ability to hold a conversation (47%).
Although conversational skills are important when looking for a partner, specific topics of conversation can be a red flag.
The results showed that 53% of respondents would be turned off if someone brought up the topic of sex on the first date.
Talking about religion and ex on the first date is also considered taboo. Not surprisingly, half of the unmarried see them as a red flag (51% and 47%, respectively).
The survey also considered the compatibility of couples, especially when it comes to stability.
74% of respondents are more likely to go on a first date with someone if they think their potential partner is sustainable.
The survey found that 82% of people believe that having a sustainable partner is important, and 76% believe that being eco-friendly is an attractive characteristic in a partner.
44% have also discussed environmental issues during the first meeting.
72% of singles believe that when couples have a shared commitment to stability, they are more likely to have a successful relationship.
“Sustainability is sexy,” said Jessica Hahn, senior vice president of brand marketing and sustainability at Avocado Green. “It’s an important core value, and sharing values is essential to seeing compatibility and a future with someone.”