Dating for 7 months
Researchers have found that oxytocin levels naturally drop in couples somewhere between 9 and 18 months.
What this all translates to for couples is the natural experience that things are settling or a winding down.
Over a third (36 per cent) said that it would take one month or less for them to get dressed or undressed with the lights on.
British daters also see 144 days as the perfect time to embark on a more modern dating milestone: updating their social media relationship status (157 days).
Just as marriages move through stages, so too do dating relationships.
At this stage of the relationship, chemistry, both emotional and physical, is at the forefront.
Kate Taylor, dating expert for match, said: “While each relationship moves at its own pace, daters are often reassured by comparing their experiences with others’.
We all ask our friends, ‘When did you know your partner was The One? ’, so it’s great that Match have researched the nation’s dating journey.
As well as uncovering the secret of the six month rule, with 31 per cent stating they would kiss their date immediately, compared to just 27 per cent who would say the same for holdings hands.
A further third (34 per cent) revealed they would wait between one and two weeks to holds hands.