Everyone has something that would cause them to walk away from a relationship. But now, researchers for the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin have now compiled a list of official deal breakers that daters say turn them off.
Women have more deal breakers than men, the study found, and they often included undesirable personality traits or unhealthy lifestyles in sexual, romantic, and friendship contexts.
Over 5,000 singles were given a list 17 negative personality traits and asked to label which ones were complete deal breakers in a long-term relationship, and "disheveled," "unclean," "lazy and "too needy" made the cut.
Women see partners who "lack a sense of humor" a turn off, while men don’t want to date women who are smarter than they are or who “talk too much.”
For long term partners the top deal breakers were "anger issues," "dating other people," and "lying."
In short term relationships, deal breakers at the top of the list included "STD’s," "smells bad," and "poor hygiene."
“Basically, for short-term partners, if they have a toothbrush, they're good to go,” said Gregory Webster, one of the study's authors.
The following are the rest of the reasons while that certain someone may have not been interested; "unclean appearance," "lazy," "lives more than three hours away," "bad sex," "too much TV/video games," "low sex drive," "stubborn," "too quiet," "blunt," "doesn’t want kids," "has kids," "too athletic" and "not athletic at all."
Basically, just brush your teeth and be funny. You’ll find someone to love.
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