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More men prioritize dating over work

Feb. 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Fifty percent of U.S. men versus 36 percent of women say they would choose a date over work, a survey for the specialty dating service It's Just Lunch said.

It's Just Lunch asked more than 4,300 U.S. single men and women a series of questions regarding how they view dating issues related to work.

Forty-one percent of the women said work and dating held near equal importance in their lives and they made time for both.

Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, a psychologist who specializes in single career women and the author of the book "When Mars Women Date," said she wasn't isn't surprised women were more likely to reschedule a date.

"Women still feel they have to work harder to succeed in corporate America," Sherman said in a statement.

The survey also found most men would rather not talk about work on a date.

Forty-five percent of women said they like to talk about work to start a conversation on a date, compared with 30 percent of men.

Fifty-five percent of men said business discussion was interesting from time to time, but they preferred to discuss other things, while 11 percent of men and 7 percent of women said when work day was over, they preferred to forget about it and talk about anything else.

The survey also found: women preferred to date a business executive; men preferred a medical professional; more women preferred to not date someone who works in their office; women were less likely to date a client and the ideal first date was a drink after work.

No further survey details were provided.

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