For many people, dating and drinking go hand in hand; whether it’s first-meeting cocktails or a pre-date tipple to calm your nerves. However, for some people, drinking in general is off the cards and they much prefer to stay sober.
The question is, who makes the more desirable date – someone who drinks, or someone who doesn’t?
Experts in all things booze-related at The Bottle Club have undertaken a social experiment to understand the relationship between drinking and dating. The experiment focuses on dating apps like Tinder, Hinge and Plenty Of Fish to understand whether people prefer a drinker or a teetotaller at their first date table.
Well, the verdict is in, and… if you’re a man that enjoys a boozy beverage, then you’re in luck; while females that like an alcoholic drink are not as lucky when it comes to finding love.
So, let’s dig a little deeper into our findings.
The team took to Tinder to swipe right on 100 girls and 100 boys, had active profiles on Hinge for 72 hours and on Plenty Of Fish for 24 hours to evaluate whether casual drinkers or openly sober profiles received more matches.
Our Female Profile
On Tinder, it emerged that the teetotal female profile received 29.1% more matches from men, highlighting that men preferred to date a woman that doesn’t drink.
Meanwhile, the drinking female profile received 300% more matches from other women, showing that women preferred to date other women that like to let their hair down and enjoy a tipple.
On the dating platform Hinge, we found that the sober profile had the most success in the search for finding love, as men had liked the female profile without alcohol 23.6% more times.
Interestingly, the women on Hinge differed to the women on Tinder, as they preferred the alcohol-free female profile which received 31.6% more likes.
When it came to our last dating app Plenty Of Fish, it’s no surprise that, once again, men liked the alcohol friendly female profile an astounding 255% more times.
Our Male Profile…
On Tinder, our male profile that drank alcohol received 173% more likes from men and 150% more likes from women, confirming that a man who drinks is seen to be more desirable to date.
The men and women on the dating app Hinge also both found the male profile that enjoyed a drink more attractive, with 140% more likes from men and 50% more likes from women than the sober profile.
Our third dating app that we explored was Plenty Of Fish, which after 24 hours showed that 62.50% more women preferred a man that likes alcoholic beverages.