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... 25% of UK women dating three men at once 25% of UK women dating three men at once

20 April 2012

A new study has revealed a quarter of young British women are dating at least three men at once.

Research carried out by restaurant chain TGI Friday’s reveals that on average the typical single woman is seeing 1.46 men at any one time. It also finds that the typical UK single female dates five men over the course of a year, with one in four seeing three (or more) men concurrently.

The survey also showed that 25% of young women enjoy the feeling control that comes with asking a man out and that
27% do not believe the traditional dating rules apply at all.

In terms of marriage - the research shows 24% unmarried women would be happy to ask a man to marry them at any time. But what about the guys'' recations? Well, although one in seven men said they would be horrified if a woman did the asking. 54% said they’d be fine with their girlfriend proposing ...and 16% would be “over the moon”.

Office worker, Tom Holmes, 35, from Birmingham, remains one of the traditionalists: “Last leap year I spent the entire day avoiding my girlfriend because I was terrified she would propose". Tom added: “I just wasn’t ready for that commitment so I left the house before she awoke and didn’t come home until really late.”

Karen Forrester, TGI Friday’s managing director, summed up the survey findings: "The dating landscape has definitely changed."