Most women like gentlemanly manners on dates: Poll

More than half of women expect the man hold the door for them (54%) and pay for the first date...

More than half of women expect the man hold the door for them (54%) and pay for the first date (51%), according to a Harlequin poll. (Shutterstock)

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, Last Updated: 12:08 PM ET

Sexting, poking and online dating aside, when it comes to romance, women still expect men to hold the door open and pay for the first date, a new Harlequin poll found.

Even as the methods become modern, the traditional attitudes remain, the publisher found in an online poll of 1,500 single women aged 18 to 40.

More than half the women surveyed (56%) said they feel pressure to be married or in a committed relationship.

And while the vast majority agree that the dating game has changed, more than half still expect the man to ask them out (59%), hold the door for them (54%) and pay for the first date (51%). Half the women in the 25-35 age group said they had never tried online dating.

Still, technology does play a part: 52% of respondents said they use Facebook to check out prospective dates; 43% admitted to sexting; and 27% said they had e-mailed or texted nude photos.

Penn, Schoen & Berland conducted the survey between Jan. 2 and 6. It is accurate to within 2.5 percentage points.


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