Dating can be incredibly difficult in this day and age.
Its so hard to know what the other person is thinking and even harder to know when the right time is to take the plunge and have the chat about becoming exclusive.
But thankfully a new study has worked all the complicated stuff out for you.
And apparently theres a specific number of dates most people think you should be going on before you broach the awkward topic of commitment.
According to a poll of 2,000 people, the average Brit needs to go on nine successful dates with someone before they feel ready to couple up.
If you really want to amp up the chances of love , some of these special outings should be dinner dates, as these are thought to cause people to feel more romantically connected to their partner.
Going out for drinks and a trip to the cinema were also found to be popular date night activities in the poll.