August 2nd, 2013 by Josie
7 Strange Dating Facts to Impress Your Friends With
Do you find yourself wondering if you’ll ever meet your perfect match? Or if there’s something standing in your way? Here we share seven weird but true dating facts that might not help you find that special someone, but will enlighten you on the strangest ways how!
It’s in his kiss
It’s true what they say about that first kiss – it can tell you everything you need to know! This is actually down to science (as well as romance!) because kissing allows us to discover whether or not we’re genetically compatible with the people that we’re locking lips with. As the sparks fly, our bodies are telling us that we’re perfectly matched to a great mate.
Why’s it called a honeymoon anyway?
Honeymoons are said to be leftover relics from the days when tribesmen captured women to become their wives, forcing them to go into hiding after marriage. What’s more, according to French custom, as the moon went through all its phases during this time, the couple drank a wine made with honey called metheglin. Hence, honeymoon!
Ever wonder what to wear on your first date? Well wonder no more! Studies have shown that women are most attracted to men that are wearing blue. According to Colour Consultant Leatrice Eiseman, men who wear blue appear ‘stable, faithful, constant and always there’, great things for a partner. On the flipside, men are said to be most attracted to women dressed in red, the powerful, provocative, sexual colour. Wear it with confidence!
Left or right?
We all know that going in for an end-of-the-night kiss can be the stuff of nightmares. If you want to ease yourself into it, go for a kiss on the right cheek! Science says that the right side of the body is controlled by the left brain – the part of the brain that also controls pleasure. Bingo!
It’s nothing new to say that first impressions can be made in an instant. However, studies show that women are often a little more patient when it comes to the first date. Men will often decide within just 15 minutes of a date whether they’ve met their match, or even if a second date is on the horizon, whereas women will often take up to an hour, assessing chemistry along with instant first impressions.
A rush of love
Choosing an exciting location for your first date isn’t just about impressing your crush, it could actually encourage them to fall in love with you! It has been said that there’s a definitive link between the adrenaline rush of danger and the physical attraction towards those you share it with. We’re not encouraging you to spend your first date skydiving (unless you want to!) but think outside the box and try something that makes your heart beat – in more ways than one.
Kiss me quick!
To finish off, here’s a quick fact to take away with you! Whether it’s a full on make out session or a quick kiss on the cheek, the average person will spend 20,160 minutes of their life kissing. That’s a lot of practice time!