1) Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people were twice as likely to find a date through their friends and family as opposed to the bar/pub scene.

2) Four common first date mistakes include showing up late, talking about yourself excessively, revealing too much information about your ex, and an obvious over-eagerness.

3) Research has found that couples generally wait until six to eight dates or so before they are willing to enter into an “exclusive relationship”.

4) Roughly 48% of online daters reported that their breakups occurred via email (ouch!).

5) Studies show that remembering random pieces of information about a person and working them into conversations not only is highly flattering but also shows signs of sexual interest.

6) The most common time for breakups appears to be around three to five months into a relationship.

7) Studies show that happiness is contagious when it comes to dating and that potential mates find it tougher to walk away from happy people. One of the biggest mood killers during a date is of course, negativity.

8) When a man first approaches a woman, research has shown that she will base 55% of her initial impression on his body language and appearance, 38% on his style of speaking, and only 7% on what he actually says.

9) On average, daters will share a first kiss on the second date.

10) If a man can’t decide what to wear on a date, he may want to wear blue. Certain studies have shown that women are attracted to men in blue.