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Does having a driving licence affect the dates you get?

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We Are Marmalade

February 14, 2018

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You’re on the lookout for love. What things do you find important? Good sense of humour and good looks? Well, some young people look for more than what they can see straight away. They look for a driving licence!

It sounds strange, but we wanted to know – will you have a better chance of getting a date, if you can drive? And if you can drive – does it matter what car you have? We recently ran a survey to find out how important this is when young people are looking for love.

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Is it important?

Over 41%* of people, when asked said that it is important their date could drive – with over 17% of them saying it was very important! That is almost half of the young drivers who took part in our survey, that want their date to be able to drive. So why is it so important?

“When finding someone to date, one of the things I want to do is go on road trips! I wouldn’t want to be the one who has to drive us both everywhere, all the time!”

Do they need to have a car?

It turns out, it’s not just having a driving licence that will help you get a date. Over 35% of young people said it is important that their date has their own car.

Now – does it matter what car they’re driving? Surely just them having a car is enough? Well surprisingly, almost 22% of people said their date has to have a car -no matter what it is, and 13% of people said that their date must have a nice car! It seems there can be a lot of pressure to get the date of your dreams.

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Girls Vs Boys

So who wants their date to be able to drive the most – girls, or boys? Out of the 456 people who completed our survey, 26% of males said that it was important their date can drive and had a car! Meanwhile, there were 41% females who said the same!

So, girls, it seems you’re the ones who have higher demands when it comes to finding a date!

Would you date someone without a car, or have you found the person of your dreams – but it’s a no-go because they can’t drive? Send them over to our website. We’re sure they’ll find the perfect set of wheels and insurance to match, and you can drive off into the sunset together before you know it!


*Survey completed by 456 young people between the ages of 17-24 between 05/02/18 – 12/02/18.

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