Singles: Bad teeth, grammar among deal breakers
Plus, many surveyed said they would not date a virgin.
What do modern singles look for in a potential partner? A survey of over 5,000 unattached adults sought to find out.
Research company MarketTools asked singles about turn-ons, deal breakers and even one-night stands. Among the more interesting findings was that nearly half of those polled (42 percent) said they would not date a virgin. Another deal breaker? Credit card debt.
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The majority of singles polled (65 percent) wouldn't date someone with credit card debt in excess of $5,000. Fifty-four percent wouldn't date someone with "substantial" student loan debt.
If you're a single virgin with maxed out credit cards — good luck. And if you live with your parents, it gets worse. Forty-nine percent of singles wouldn't even consider a committed relationship with someone who lives at home with Mom and Dad.
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The survey was conducted by MarketTools Inc. for dating site Match.com. It polled 5,481 singles.
When it comes to one-night stands, more people have had them than you may think. Forty-four percent of women and 63 percent of men have engaged in a brief bedroom encounter. But 33 percent of those would-be one-night stands turned into a relationship.
The poll also asked men how they judge women. Ladies, you may want to start editing your text messages. Grammar is a trait that a surprising 55 percent of men notice. Teeth, hair and clothes were also judge-worthy traits.
And what do women want? Ladies' No. 1 "must have" in a relationship was someone who "treats me with respect." Women also want someone they can "trust and confide in."
Thirty-six percent of singles have sent a sexy photo or explicit content to someone. Possibly related, 38 percent would cancel a date if they found something unsavory while doing an Internet background check on their date.
Tell us — what are your dating deal breakers?
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Guys, listen up. MANNERS MATTER! If you want a woman to consider a second date, open the door, hold her chair, help her on and off with her coat...............you know, all those things you mother tried to teach you about how to treat a lady.
Most other things can be worked out. Manners=Respect. You wouldn't want a woman who would disrespect you, would you?
More than one divorce.
More than two children. Or two children from different men.
Tattoos. Any size. Any where. Any number.
Talking/complaining about her ex.
Comparing me to her ex.
Promiscuity. I know that'll be a surprise people for a guy to say, but, if she doesn't think it's valuable, why should I?
And the number one deal breaker of all time - Flirting with another a guy.
"When it comes to one-night stands, more people have had them than you may think. Forty-four percent of women and 63 percent of men have engaged in a brief bedroom encounter. But 33 percent of those would-be one-night stands turned into a relationship."
Soooo...how exactly does this qualify as a one night stand?
1) Too religious. I'm not going to suddenly start attending church or synagogue, so we're probably a mismatch from the start if he's a devotee of any organized religion.
2) Lack of education. Chances are we'll have little to talk about if he doesn't have some post-high school education or isn't fairly well-read.
3) Conflicting political ideology. To each their own, but I find that a conservative and a liberal in a romantic relationship is like oil and water.
4) Doesn't love animals. A person who doesn't love animals is suspicious to me.
5) Sports fanatic. I don't want to be involved with a man who's glued to the TV while grown men play with balls.
6) Man-slut. A gentleman posted earlier that if a woman doesn't value herself, why should he? I think he makes an excellent point, one that works both ways. A man who whores himself around is deeply unattractive on many levels.
7) And, of course, the standard deal breakers: Drug use, criminal record, no work ethic, children by multiple women.
little surprised about debt being an issue
its not the sort of thing discussed during the first couple of dates
byt the time any of this stuff comes up, a relationship already exists
unless some one is crude enough to ask about these things on a 1st date
1. no pscho exes
2. no kids
3. have job
4. knows what relationship are all about.
LUCKY ME, I GOT ONE..been with him for 11 years........
.HAVE A NICE VALENTINES DAY..TO ALL...
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