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

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

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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!gay datingBad 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.

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

What do you choose?

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  1. Bad breath. That’s an easy one to take care of. Just say ‘Well I’m bored let’s go out and brush our teeth’.
    Same goes for the bad body odor… Just take a shower with the person.