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!