Top 5 First Date Turn-offs

While many will make their New Year's Resolution to get out on the dating scene and find love, it is just as important to ensure you make the right impression when you do find yourself face to face with a prospective partner. New research conducted by Europe’s largest dental treatment provider, mydentist, has revealed the top five things that could stand in the way of a blossoming romance, and turn those New Year dates into confidence sapping disasters.

The company asked more than 750 people what their biggest turn-offs are when faced with someone on a first date, and they came up with the following list...

  1. Poor hygiene
  2. Bad breath
  3. Bad manners
  4. Spending too much time on their phone
  5. Discussing previous partners

With the rise of online dating and high quality sites such as EliteSingles, many people don’t clap eyes on a person until the first date, it’s more important than ever to make a strong impression during that first meeting. And all of the aforementioned turn-offs are impossible to identify through an online dating profile.

The survey also confirmed that bad breath and poor oral hygiene were big issues, with one in four people citing these as being the most off-putting aspects of a first date.

More than half (57%) of people surveyed agreed that bad personal hygiene was their main peeve. This was closely followed by rudeness (40%) and being too distracted by technology (36%).

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