According to research by an online voucher code website, adults in the United Kingdom believe that being chivalrous no longer applies today. They have found that both 55% of men and women in the UK thought that traditional values of courtship between couples now not apply.
This past Valentine’s Day, we looked back to see how dating has changed over the last 50 years and find out if chivalry is dead among young adults in the UK. An online voucher code website, explore traditional values in courtship for couples, and surveyed men and women in the UK to find out if they still apply today.
To find out if there really is a battle between the sexes and whether or not chivalry is truly dead, My Voucher Codes surveyed 1000 men and 1000 women aged over 18 in the UK, they asked: “Do you think traditional values of courtship between couples still apply today?” 52% of men said no. whilst 58% of women also said no.
- 35% of men believe that meals should be shared 50/50
- 41% of women don’t expect men to pay for the whole date
- 57% of men and 71% of women, don’t feel the need to call the next day after a date
- Sex on the first date is now more acceptable according to 37% of men and women
- 29% of men and women are happy to arrange a date via social media than by calling
- 33% of men and women admit to looking up their date online beforehand
Despite the competitiveness of dating in the 21st century and how technology has changed the way we even look for a partner.
See how dating over the last 50 years has changed:
In reaction to the results, Mark Pearson, founder of MyVoucherCodes said:
“Love is never simple, even though now we have more technology helping us to find a partner, it can feel like it has never been more complicated. It’s no surprise traditional dating values are no longer considered as important as they once were, as dating now is so different. In addition changes to how we view equality and strides made by feminists, mean a lot of men now see women as their equals, so they are more than happy to share the cost of a date. And it seems women are more than happy to pay their share.”
He went on to add:
“History and events have also shaped how we date, it’s easy to forget even 20 to 30 years ago we were actually pretty liberal. We had the sexual revolution in the 1960’s and hedonistic lifestyles of rock stars. Promiscuity become more widely accepted as previous values which had once guided many people were now been blurred with new found freedoms.”