Doncaster daters more likely to stay in with a takeaway

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A Survey of 40,000 Brits reveals daters in Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds are those most likely to ‘stay in with a takeaway’ on a first date

Whether they’re feeling frugal or just plain fruity, daters in Yorkshire are today revealed as the most likely to invite a potential partner to spend a night at home with a takeaway on the very first date.

Meanwhile, it has been found that the average UK singleton would prefer to wait until the third meeting to take a date onto the sofa.

That is according to research carried out in the wake of Man United star Adnan Januzaj’s £18 Nando’s first date, commissioned by JUST EAT, the world’s leading online takeaway service.

The study of the dating habits of over 40,000 UK adults* found that nearly one in five (17%) Brits are more than happy to stay in for a takeaway on a first date, suggesting that the traditional dating game of fancy dinners and expensive evenings out has given way to austerity affairs. The trend for a takeaway date is most prominent in Yorkshire, with a quarter (24%) of daters in Doncaster voting takeaway acceptable for a first date, and almost as many (23%) in Leeds, and 26% in Sheffield. Averaged out nationally, however, it seems most daters would prefer to wait until a third date for a sofa session.

The most reserved daters reside in Edinburgh and London, with only 15% and 17% respectively open to the idea of a takeaway on a first date.

Graham Corfield (@corfers), UK Managing Director of JUST EAT, comments: “We know that established couples are already well-versed in the benefits of a cosy night in – JUST EAT favourite Abbey Clancy has even gone on record to say a takeaway is the ultimate prompt for passion. What’s interesting about this research is it shows there is also a place for takeaway in early love, especially in these straightened times.”