Confused.com Finds 1 In 3 Young People Are More Likely To Date A Car Owner
Released on: August 23, 2011, 2:54 am
Confused.com has revealed the results of a new survey that
shows many young adults feel that owning a car helps to get a date.
More than 1 in 3 young adults (34%) feel that young people who can
drive and have a car are sexier than non-drivers, and more likely to
get a boyfriend/girlfriend.
More than 1 in 3 (35%) told Confused.com that having a car and being able to drive
will improve the chances of getting a date. It doesn't matter too much what kind of
car it is though; only 12% of young adults admit to dating someone because of the
car they drive with the majority (65%) say that it’s 'really shallow' to date
someone because of the car they drive.
Well over 1 in 3 young adults (40%) told Confused.com that they felt getting a
boyfriend or girlfriend is more likely for those who have a car and can drive, while
12% think that the better the car, the better love life you have. Women are more
likely than men to look for a partner who can drive, with 39% of 17-25 year olds
saying they are more likely to date a driver than a non-driver, compared to just 24%
of young men. 1 in 2 young men (51%) think that they are more likely to get a
girlfriend or boyfriend if they have a car, compared to just 36% of young women.
When it comes to making love, 18% of young men think that the better car you drive,
the better love life you have, while only 9% of women surveyed think this is true.
The cost of driving and insurance costs are the highest barriers among young people
wanting to get behind the wheel; higher even than the cost of buying the car. Other
common barriers, as rated by 17-25 year olds in the UK include passing the driving
test, the cost of petrol and
fees associated with learning to drive.
Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com said: "Getting a car is a sign
of growing up and becoming an adult for many people in their late teens and early
twenties. The cost of insurance shouldn’t stand in the way of that process. 50% of
under 25s could save up to £571 on car insurance by
shopping around on Confused.com, leaving them more money to wine and dine a
Confused.com was the UK's first price comparison site for car insurance.
Confused.com is one of the biggest and most popular price comparison services.
Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded
its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home
insurance quotes, travel insurance, pet
insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well
as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life
Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free,
objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has
developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk
factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them
great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and
more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided
by UK suppliers and industry regulators.
Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock
Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.
Confused.com press office
029 2043 4382
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