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October 2012

Want to meet your future spouse this Halloween? Try a french maid or fireman costume

Can you really meet your future mate at a Halloween party? Forty-six percent (46%) of those we polled think you can, and in fact that this is a great place to meet singles. Forty-seven percent (47%), however, say they would never show up solo to a Halloween costume party – not even in disguise! Men are more likely to attend solo; 57% say it’s the best place to meet single women, while 50% of women say they would never show up solo to a Halloween costume party.

When it comes to tastes, it seems men will never tire of that good old Halloween “classic” – a sexy French maid costume. For the past five years, men have voted “the French maid” the costume they would most prefer to see women wear. In fact, 56% of men say that they would be most attracted to a woman in a sexy costume. Vampire came in a close second at 20%. On the other hand, “no costume” was the least appealing option to the men surveyed. Interestingly, however, when asked which kinds of costumes made women easier to approach, funny costumes (42%) took the lead over sexy (19%). (And ladies, before you start dressing like a zombie, know that only 3% of men polled thought it was easy to approach a woman in a scary costume.)

Women find it the easiest to approach men in a funny costume (at 45%), followed closely by original (39%); sexy (8%) and scary (1%). The strong masculine costumes apparently never go out of style either - 40% of women say heroes (cops, firemen) in uniform will definitely catch their attention most at a Halloween costume party followed by pirates (30%).

Making The Dating Grade


It’s that time of year. The days are getting shorter, the mornings crisper, tests are being crammed for, and keggers are raging. Ah, college. Those all important days and experiences seem like they were yesterday. Fast forward past graduation, maybe grad school, and your first job into reality, into a dating world that doesn’t just exist in the quad. Now instead of having three degrees (or less) separating you from potential dating partners, you’ve got a whole diverse world to choose from. So now the question is....are you going to date someone with the same educational background as you? 

In a recent It’s Just Lunch® Dating Survey we asked:

When it comes to education, would you rather date someone who has achieved a similar level of academic success from a similar caliber school as yourself?

More Women (35%), than Men (24%) said YES. 

Interestingly, more Men (53%), said that what they had achieved in their academic career didn’t have a bearing on their dating life, than Women (40%). 

Our take? Men and women definitely find it important to find someone who has had the same experiences, but a lot more of you are up for an adventure and are willing to embrace different educational backgrounds-maybe even different school colors..? We won't push it. 


Political Crossroads


Many relationships, especially new dating relationships don't find themselves aligned on the same road trip. So is this an opportunity to explore a dynamic adventure and enjoy for the long-term? Or just a week-end getaway towards an inevitable break-down.

This question was in the forefront of our minds when we created our latest It's Just Lunch® survey (which is causing quite a stir out there in red and blue states alike). 

56% of men believed that dating someone who has opposite political opinions might not make for a good long-term relationship, but it could create some fantastic passion.

56% of women disagreed. The survey revealed that women wanted to explore the differences and understand how men came to align with certain political opinions. Men on the other-hand, found the differences a green light to pursue a dating relationship-but were not interested in why women held a particular political stance. 

So where does this leave the future dating state of political opposites? Stay tuned. 

To read more of the yahoo article on our dating survey, click here