The Holiday Dilemma: Gift Edition

22 Dec 2023
holiday infographichDec 22, 2023, USA – Hily Christmas-themed survey highlights who is more generous when it comes to gift-gifting at the early stages of dating – men or women.

Santa is on his merry way to spread joy and gifts across the globe! In this regard Hily, an online dating app with over 31 million users globally, has conducted a survey to see if people are ready to give holiday gifts after a couple of dates. The study includes around 3,000 respondents and highlights if and when men and women give holiday gifts and if so, which ones they choose.

Long story short: according to the survey results, 52% of men are more likely to give gifts after a few dates, compared to 39% of women. With a good number in both groups, it’s fair to say that new daters this Christmas are about to show a generous spirit!

But what gifts will they give? Since gift-gifting early in a relationship is generally important for both men and women, their perspectives intersect. In particular, 56% of Hily users choose small and thoughtful gifts and 63% agreed that the price of such gifts is not important.

It’s always about the feeling behind a material gift, right? Or maybe it’s because this way, both men and women don’t feel obligated to buy a substantial and expensive gift in return…

The survey shows that both generosity of love and comfort of gift-gifting are valid explanations. 61% of men and women revealed that they don’t feel pressured to give gifts – they do this because they want to. Moreover, both genders prefer to give gifts when it’s most comfortable for them, even though their definitions of a comfortable gift-giving stage in a relationship differs. Precisely, 47% of men are ready to give gifts after a couple of dates, while 47% chose serious relationship as a preferred gift-giving stage.

All in all, the survey shows that it’s worth buying a gift to your new partner this Christmas – even if you had just a few dates. It shouldn’t be big or have a high price tag. Go for something that will show your attitude and with what you feel comfortable with. And don’t forget to wish a Merry Christmas, of course!

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