A dating ad
" In contrast, writing "I love sitting by a fireplace, talking about everything and nothing," prompts no responses.Imagine that an individual approaches you at a party. E.g., one of my ads said that I lived in a million-dollar home.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
And while the word “honest” was seen as positive for women - with 13 per cent saying this is a key trait in a partner - “trust” or “trustworthy” wasn’t.
Terms including “humorous”, “intelligent”, “romance” and “affectionate” were also winners for both genders.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.