I've been keeping track of my dating experiences, particularly since I started online dating (see here for the first update). Here are the bare numbers...
Time Elapsed: 9 Months
Number of Breaks: 3 (inlcuding Chagim time)
Time Spent "On Break": ~2 Weeks per Break
Total Opportunity: 75
Number of Suggestions from Online Dating: 62
(Number of those I was interested in: 23)
(Number of which I declined because of long distance: 7)
Number of Suggestions NOT from Online: 7
Number of Women I Met/Pursued Myself: 6
Total Pursued: 29
Total Number of Dates: 18
Number of First Dates: 11
(Number of those through online dating: 7)
Number of Second Dates: 6
(Number of those through online dating: 4)
Number of Third Dates: 1
(Number of those through online dating: 1)
Number of Fourth (+) Dates: 0
Who "Made the Choice"?
Number of Times I declined another date: 0
Number of Times the Woman declined: 11
Total Cost: ~$500 (including travel, restaurants, etc.)
Average Cost Per date: ~$29.50
60% Women Dated are Sefardi (20% Ashkenazi, 20% Mixed)
About 80% of suggested women are Sefardi and/or Mixed (the other 20% being Ashkenazi)
Qualitatively speaking, I'm appreciating the suggestions I get (the percentage of interest is slightly over a third, including the long distance suggestions); many of them fit very well with what I'm generally looking for. Perhaps that's a flexibility thing, who knows.
While I'd like to have a higher interest-to-date ratio, of the ones I'm interested in I have a decent rate of actually going out on a date. However, most of them thus far haven't really gotten anywhere; none of them have netted more than a third date.
Also, dating can quickly become expensive! While my number is more inflated as a result of a few costly early experiences (like this one), it's not difficult to spend around $30 (or more) for a date, especially since there are only a finite number of times you can conceivably grab a cup of coffee.
Just as a last note, while there's a big list of numbers, I really enjoyed and appreciated each person for who they are and the experiences I had with every single one. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to get to know them better.