Why ‘Captain America’ and ‘Katniss’ Are Most Likely to Flirt This Halloween

PlentyOfFish's survey zeroes in on singles

Still trying to decide on a Halloween costume? Dating site PlentyOfFish surveyed 1,200 heterosexual single men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to figure out what they were going to dress up as and which characters they were most likely to hit on.

Out of a list of current pop culture icons, men said they were most likely to dress up as:

  • Captain America (35 percent)
  • Walter White from Breaking Bad (17 percent)
  • John Snow from Game of Thrones (16 percent)
  • Lego Man (8 percent)
  • Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy (8 percent)

If you're a guy looking for a date, you probably won't go wrong with Captain America. Women said they were most likely to approach the superhero at a Halloween party, followed by a Lego Man, then Walter White.

Women, on the other hand, said they were most likely to dress up as:

  • Katniss from The Hunger Games (20 percent)
  • Sleeping Beauty (16 percent)
  • Katy Perry (15 percent)
  • Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (12 percent)
  • Maleficent (8 percent)

Men overwhelmingly said they preferred sweet/submissive female costumes to strong/alpha female ones. However, men said they were most likely to hit on Katniss, Katy Perry or the Mother of Dragons—which, as a trio, seem rife with contradictions.

Other insights included:

  • Thirty-eight percent of women said they were most likely to dress up in a cute costume, while 33 percent wanted to dress up sexy. Half of men said they would pick a funny costume, and a quarter said they would dress up scary.
  • Thirty-two percent of women and 38 percent of men are open to having a first date on Halloween.
  • Twenty-eight percent of women and 35 percent of men believe that they can find their future boyfriend or girlfriend on Halloween night.
  • Both sexes said they go out on Halloween mostly to have fun with friends. Only 2 percent of women and 9 percent of men are trick-or-treating for a date. Seven percent of men are looking for a one-night stand.
  • But, the chance of having a one-night stand on Halloween is slim. Only 7 percent of women and 15 percent of men copped to doing the deed during a past All Hallow's Eve.

Publish date: October 31, 2014 https://stage.adweek.com/digital/why-captain-america-and-katniss-are-most-likely-flirt-halloween-161138/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT