Have you ever turned down a date because you were too messy? Well don’t feel too bad if you do because 50% of Singaporeans said they would too.
In a survey by the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app, 600 Singaporeans shared their own dating experiences and requirements, and the responses were revealing to say the least.
The survey found that women are generally more demanding than men, with an average of 19 demands on a potential partner. Men, on the other hand, have an average of 15 qualities on their wishlists. Despite this, 96 percent of those surveyed still found themselves in a happy relationship with someone they didn’t expect, and 70 percent of women said they dated people who checked half or half. minus the boxes on their checklist.
But don’t throw away your dating wish list right away. Here are some winning (and less winning) qualities Singaporeans look for.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Ranked first for women and second for men, fresh breath is one of the most desirable qualities in a date, so stock up on mouthwash and mints!
For women, height is an important factor, ranking second. On the other hand, long hair is very attractive to men of all ages, consistently ranking in the top five in different age groups.
Beyond the physique, owning a pet can increase your odds with the ladies by a factor of seven.
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Unfortunately, it seems like money makes the world go round. According to the survey, 20% said they would turn down a potential date based on their career, with doctors, teachers and bankers among the most popular professions.
In addition, 23% of women would prefer their partner to have a higher income than themselves, compared to 3% of men. Women are also twice as likely to desire a financially stable partner as men.
The black beasts and the stops
When it comes to habits and behaviors, 50% said they would reject someone for being too messy. This sentiment was particularly prevalent among Generation X and Baby Boomers.
Being too boring was also seen as unappealing, as was loud chewing and excessive sharing on social media. And one in three were dumped just for biting their nails!
Millennials vs Baby Boomers
Millennials may be more shallow than baby boomers, at least according to the survey. Millennials appreciate the appearance of a partner twice as much as baby boomer women.
Other main characteristics of millennials include being affectionate, good in bed, loving animals, and strong chemistry.
On the other hand, older Singaporeans said they wanted someone who was willing to compromise, low-maintenance, and not easily jealous.
However, despite these differences, Singaporeans of all age groups have agreed that honesty, loyalty and mutual respect between partners is the key to a lasting and happy relationship.