24% of Brits would prefer to date someone with a nice car rather than a high I.Q.
Romance isn’t the only thing that matters on Valentine’s Day.
The car is just as important – at least according to new research from Honda
A poll of 2,000 British adults* revealed that one in ten people (12%) would prefer to date someone with a nice car rather than a good sense of humour, manners or intelligence – with this factor doubling in those younger than 25.
Chivalry ranked high among women, with almost half (47%) wanting to be wined and dined the old-fashioned way – and for their date to pick them up. One in ten men (11%) wanted the same treatment.
For those being swept off their feet via car, almost three-quarters (73%) said it was important that the car was clean inside and out. To cap it off, one in ten (12%) said they would not consider a second date if the car was dirty.
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, said: “The research also found that almost one in five of those in London and the West Midlands consider having a nice car far more important than dress sense and a generous date who pays the bill. Our advice is to make sure the car is clean and tidy. And if that fails, turn up the charm!”
*OnePoll survey of 2,000 British adults, conducted in February 2018