Palm Desert, CA, October 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- It’s Just Lunch, the premier dating service for busy professionals surveyed over 1,000 singles and found that this Halloween, 46% of singles will be attending or holding costume parties this year, up from 32% in 2006. Looks like the cocooning trend is fading at last.
Can you really meet your future mate at a Halloween party? Forty-six percent (46%) of those polled think you can, and in fact that this is a great place to meet singles. Forty-seven percent (47%), however, say they would never show up solo to a Halloween costume party – not even in disguise. Men are more likely to attend solo; 57% say it’s the best place to meet single women, while 50% of women say they would never show up solo to a Halloween costume party.
When it comes to tastes, it seems men will never tire of that good old Halloween “classic” – a sexy French maid costume. For the past five years, men have voted “the French maid” the costume they would most prefer to see women wear. In fact, 56% of men say that they would be most attracted to a woman in a sexy costume. Vampire came in a close second at 20%. On the other hand, “no costume” was the least appealing option to the men surveyed. Interestingly, however, when asked which kinds of costumes made women easier to approach, funny costumes (42%) took the lead over sexy (19%). (And ladies, before you start dressing like a zombie, know that only 3% of men polled thought it was easy to approach a woman in a scary costume.)
Women find it the easiest to approach men in a funny costume (at 45%), followed closely by original (39%); sexy (8%) and scary (1%). The strong masculine costumes apparently never go out of style either - 40% of women say heroes (cops, firemen) in uniform will definitely catch their attention most at a Halloween costume party followed by pirates (30%).
And once again, fantasy beat out reality in the famous character costume race. Men are nine times more likely to dress up as Iron Man than Chris Matthews (with Glen Beck pulling in a 10% of votes). Females were more likely to dress up as a “Desperate Housewife” (41%) than Nancy Pelosi (3%).
About It’s Just Lunch
It's Just Lunch is a specialized dating service for busy singles. IJL’s dating specialists save busy singles from the frustration of having to search through seas of online profiles, or play endless e-mail tag. The company, which has arranged more than two million first dates in the past 19 years, handles everything in a personalized and efficient manner – from finding the right matches to making all the arrangements for a date, at a nice location for lunch, brunch or after-work drinks. It's Just Lunch was founded in 1991 and has grown to service over 150 cities within the U.S. and internationally, and has many wonderful success stories. For more information visit