Deal breakers dating
For all those American singles who are sick of going on terrible dates; our survey investigated what the ultimate first date deal breakers are and some of the results might surprise you!
While we all know talking about your ex, being rude and sitting on your phone the whole time are dating no-nos, some seemingly innocent acts may be preventing you from getting a second date!
5) Adding your date on Facebook You should wait before sending that friend request: 1 in 5 American singles would be put off of a second date with someone who immediately added them on social media, men more so than women. A tiny 3% of American singles consider being a bad kisser a deal-breaker, making it a far more minor offence than any of the deal-breakers above! Americans are usually pretty adamant about tipping (and there are plenty of studies suggesting that people would dump their date for not doing it) but surprisingly our survey revealed that a tiny 5% of respondents consider it a deal breaker making it one of the lowest on the list! Considering that 74% of Americans surveyed would be prepared to end a date early over a deal-breaker (and that 32% have already done so), the answer is most likely yes. Elite Singles psychologist, Salama Marine, has these words of wisdom for anyone needing to leave a date early: ‘Rejection hurts.
No matter how kindly or carefully it’s done; it will always hurt.
Whether they’re into different music, movies, art or food than you, this doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. If they’re physically nothing like everyone else you’ve dated, this isn’t a bad thing. If family or friends pass judgement, that’s their issue and not yours. People aren’t “goods” that become “unfit to be used” if they’re not in pristine condition.
Common values are what’s important, not sharing the same love of Pink Floyd. After all, you’re not still with any of the people who were your “type”, so why not try something new? A lack of formal education doesn’t always mean a lack of success, determination or ambition. We have baggage from our past, so it’s important not to be quick to rule out people just because they’re dealing with something.A new Elite Singles study of 1300 Americans looked into the ins and outs of first date deal breakers and discovered the top 10 first date faux-pas – take note!1) Number 1 Behavior Deal Breaker: Getting very drunk There is a difference between having a small glass of wine for some Dutch courage before a first date and getting stupidly drunk over dinner.1) Wearing a suit and tie Americans like nice-but-casual dates – so much so that wearing a suit and tie is deemed as much of a first date fashion faux-pas as turning up in active wear.In fact 83% of Americans would prefer to go for a casual coffee on a first date (no suit and tie necessary! 2) Taking pictures of your meal Bad news for fans of the Hefe filter: taking photos of your food is definitely off-putting.