Fishing for a New Relationship? Try Fishing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_af8c8365df.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- If you want someone to fall for you hook, line and sinker, ask them to go fishing.  A new survey finds a majority of people -- 55.6 percent -- would go fishing or boating for a date. The survey on behalf of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation finds 60 percent of women and 58 percent of men would be game for going fishing on a date.

Seventy percent of women and 68 percent of men would go on a boating date. According to the survey, one-third of people in a relationship prefer non-traditional dates, such as fishing and hiking.

The survey also finds that two-thirds of couples have gone fishing or boating with their spouse or significant other and describe the experience as relaxing, exciting, playful and romantic.

According to the survey, the top five outdoor activities for a date are boating, hiking, camping, fishing and biking.

Additional findings:

  • 88 million Americans participate in boating, 55.7 male, 44.3 female.
  • 50 percent of couples say it’s important that their significant other shows interest in outdoor activities such as fishing.
  • 38 percent of men said they are impressed by a woman who can bait a hook.
  • 33 million Americans fish, 73 percent male, 27 percent female.

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