Imperfect teeth are one of the biggest turn offs, a new survey from Iwhite Instant has found.
The study shows a third of Brits base their first impressions on physical appearance and what somebody is wearing, whilst the top five reasons for turn offs were:
- A cheesy chat up line – 77%
- Imperfect teeth – 65%
- If they pay too much attention to their mobile – 64%
- Arrogance – 53%
- Lack of hygiene – 52%.
‘It’s interesting to see what Britons consider to be the top turnoffs when meeting new people, and that cheesy chat up lines are considered to be the worst,’ Carien Veldhuis, marketing manager at Iwhite Instant, said.
‘It’s a telling sign that you should just be yourself on a date; tell them about your interests and ask about them theirs and be honest.
‘That being said, it’s no surprise that imperfect teeth came in at second on the top turnoffs either; this is one of those evolutionary things we look for in a mate.
‘That’s not to say people have to have the kind of perfect pearly whites that you’d expect to see in a magazine, but make sure you take good care of your teeth!’