TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - If men get a bad rap for lacking romance on
Valentine's Day, it's not because they shy away from Cupid by nature,
suggests an 'It's Just Lunch' 2011 Dating Trends survey. Asked about their No. 1 priority in 2011,
42% of male respondents said finding a compatible mate tops their list.
That's higher than those ranking career as their top priority,
suggesting men might work at least as hard building relationships as
they do building résumés.
Though men seek compatible matches and are open to love, they must think
Cupid will do all the work. Nearly 35% said they spend zero hours per
week looking for dates, according to the online survey by It's Just
Plus men are more likely to dodge relationships and dating altogether
because of pressures brought on by Valentine's Day. A third of single
men said they avoid being coupled between Thanksgiving and Valentine's,
perhaps because of perceived threats to their egos and wallets. That's
unfortunate because women's expectations are neither high nor
"Women do attach significance to Valentine's Day, but that shouldn't
strike fear into the hearts of men," says IJL spokesperson, Jacquie
Brownridge. Dinner at a nice restaurant makes the perfect Valentine's
date for 47 % of women and 40% would prefer making dinner together at
As for gifts, over one third considers flowers and a card the best
tokens of affection, followed by a spa package (29%) and jewelry (27%).
Forty percent of women do not expect a gift unless they're in a
committed relationship; however, 40% do expect a gift after three
months of dating. After just two weeks, only 4% expect to receive
something, according to IJL data.
It's Just Lunch is a specialized dating service for busy singles. IJL's dating
specialists save singles from the frustration of having to search
through seas of online profiles, or play endless e-mail tag. The
company handles everything in a personalized and efficient manner -
from finding the right matches to making all the arrangements for
lunch, brunch or after-work drinks. For more information, please visit www.itsjustlunchtoronto.com .
SOURCE It's Just Lunch
For further information:
For more detailed information on the It's Just LunchDating Trends Survey, please contact company spokesperson Jacquie Brownridge at email@example.com. Jacquie owns and operates the Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria IJL businesses, and is one of Canada's most successful matchmakers.