Unlucky In Love?

Study Reveals The 50 Biggest Turns-Offs When It Comes To Dating


Looking for love this holiday season? We’ve got some tips for you. Or rather, some pitfalls to avoid.

2,000 single people recently participated in a survey conducted by the e-cigarette brand Blu about their top 50 turn-offs in a potential mate. Not surprisingly, body odor is the #1 reason people avoided any follow-up dates, with almost three-quarters of participants saying it was a deal-breaker. So shower up, fellas!

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Bad tempers came in at a close second, followed by lying, being selfish, and having bad breath. Some other reported turn-offs included having dirty fingernails, taking too many selfies, referring to oneself in the third person, and sporting a bad fake tan.

Fifty three percent of respondents said they formulate their opinion on someone within the first 15 minutes of meeting, and over half said they would drop a person who seemed otherwise perfect but had one glaring flaw.

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Naturally, since the survey was conducted by an e-cigarette maker, the study also found that people prefer to date someone who vapes rather than someone who smokes, though the majority said they’d ultimately prefer to date a non-smoker. The poll also found that most people still consider things like a funny sense of humor or good personal hygiene more important than wealth or personal style.

Here are the top 50 turn-offs:

1. Body odor
2. Bad temper
3. Lying
4. Being selfish
5.  Cigarette breath
6.  Bad breath (unidentified food)
7. No sense of humor
8. Yellow teeth
9. Eats disgustingly
10. Having dirty clothes
11. Being rude to waiters
12. Had nothing in common
13. Dirty fingernails
14. Smoking
15. Smelly feet
16. Talking about exes too much
17. Being sexist
18. Bad fake tan
19. Being jealous
20. Being obsessed with money
21. Took too many selfies
22. Being cheap
23. Coffee breath
24. Can’t handle alcohol
25. Referring to themselves in the third person
26. Someone who looks at themselves more than you
27. Dandruff
28. Talked about babies/marriage on the first date
29. Someone who doesn’t make you a priority
30. Horrible perfume/aftershave
31. Had piercings
32. Being late
33. Annoying laugh
34. Being insecure
35. A nasal voice
36. Tattoos
37. Bad make-up
38. Friends didn’t like them
39. Bad haircut
40. Bad fashion sense
41. Obviously checking out your body
42. No career ambition
43. Too much perfume/aftershave
44. Big nose
45. Had rubbish taste in music
46. Still living with parents
47. Bad shoes
48. Had rubbish taste in TV
49. Living with parents
50. Wore braces

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