Free Advice Friday This Week on 103-FXD – When Is a Date Not a Date?

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Online Dating...does it work?

Online Dating…does it work?

1/22/2014 Marquette, Michigan — Each week Lisa Ravioli and Eric Scott talk about dating on Free Advice Friday during the FXD Drive in the 4pm hour on 103-FXD. We give you free dating advice, and talk about our own personal experiences with online dating sites. Sometimes, online dating isn’t the best way to go.

Lisa Ravioli thinks that it’s not a very good idea to go out on a date with a group of friends. Eric Scott agrees with Lisa on this matter. What do you think?

Speaking of Free Advice Friday, Lisa and Eric ran across a rather interesting article about dating in 2014. When is a Date not a Date? These answers are rather compelling…

A survey commissioned by the dating websites and, provided exclusively to USA TODAY, finds that nearly seven in ten singles admit they often don’t know if an outing with another person is actually date or not.

The survey of 2,647 singles, ages 18-59, asked for the definition of a date, which 80 percent said is “a planned one-on-one hangout.”

However, people also seem to be willing to stretch the definition of a date to their own needs with 24 percent calling it “a planned evening with a group of friends” while 22 percent say “if they ask me out, it’s a date.”

It’s easy to see why people are confused.

Meanwhile, there’s also the matter of who should pick up the tab, at least on the first date. Regarding this question, it seems to fall back into traditional roles with 69 percent of men saying they should pay and 55 percent of women agreeing with that assessment.

Yet, almost a quarter of respondents contend that whoever initiated the date should be responsible for paying while 18 percent say “going Dutch” is the preferred option.

-Eric Scott & Lisa Ravioli

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