What’s the appropriate amount of physical contact on a first date? Eighty-six percent of singles say it’s okay to hold hands on a first date. Seventy-three percent believe it’s okay to kiss. And two-thirds approve of cuddling on the first date. However, only 22 percent of singles think it’s appropriate to have sex on the first date.
Source: Match.com, 5/2/13
You’re driving with both hands on the steering wheel, and your eyes are on the road ahead. All good, right? Not if you’re on a hands-free cell phone and your route involves a left-hand turn. According to a new study, making a left-hand turn in a busy intersection requires a huge amount of brain activity, and talking on a hands-free cell phone at the same time is more than the brain can handle.
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Sometimes it’s tough being a guy: 77 percent of women expect their man to know when they’re angry – even when they say everything is “fine.”
Source: Men’s Health, 5/13
We love our guacamole: This year, Americans will use 81 million pounds of avocados in their Cinco de Mayo meals – that is 162 million individual pieces of the fruit.
Source: California Avocado Commission, 5/2/13
Sometimes you have to do things to advance your career you’d rather not do. For instance, one in five men admits to kissing the boss’s ass when what they’d really like to do is just kick him (or her) in the butt.
Source: Men’s Health, 5/13
Did you forget to shave this morning? Then this will come as good news: Women are turned on by guys’ unshaven cheeks. In a new study, researchers showed women photographs of men with four stages of facial hair: clean-shaven, light stubble (five days without shaving), heavy stubble (ten days without shaving) and bearded. Heavy stubble was the big winner, with most women saying some significant facial hair is the most attractive.
Source: Science, 4/28/13
Who’s more likely to fall in love at first sight – a man or a woman? It’s the guys, by a long shot. Researchers interviewed more than 80,000 people from around the world and found that men are much more likely than women — 48 percent vs. 28 percent — to fall in love at first sight.
Source: Reader’s Digest, 4/28/13
Thanks to DVRs, DVDs, and computers, we don’t just watch TV anymore – we consume it, often swallowing entire seasons of shows as fast as we can in one or two sittings. There’s a term for that. It’s called binge watching.
Source: Entertainment Weekly, 5/3/13
The average American receives 12 vacation days per year, and only uses 10 of these days for vacation, while the average European receives 25 vacation days per year, and uses 100 percent of those days.
Source: Ipsos Ideas Spotlight, 4/28/13