Forty-two percent of people in U.K. say body odor is biggest turn-off when dating, followed by 32% that say bad oral hygiene is major turnoff, 17% saying being overweight is biggest deterrent, survey finds

LONDON , October 31, 2011 (press release) – When hitting the bars and clubs scene this wintertime, make sure to use deodorant beforehand.

According to a new survey by free dating site Smooch.com, perspiration really is the biggest turn-off when dating.

The study of over 17,000 registered daters revealed that cleanliness is a necessity as a massive 42% of respondents cited body odour as the main repellent when meeting a potential partner.

And it isn’t just body smell that discourages budding romances. Over 32% of those surveyed said that bad oral hygiene was a major turn-off!

Further aspects that disgusted people when dating and distracted them from finding their soul mate included being overweight (17%), unemployed (5%), and underweight (2%).

The dating site’s findings suggest that sanitation is more paramount to not having a job when socialising, and that it is far more discouraging dating someone overweight than underweight.

Join the thousands of new members who sign up every single day to form a relationship over the Christmas holiday by visiting Smooch today.

Smooch aims to provide people the very best in free online dating that is efficient and has everything you need from a photo gallery and picture rating feature. Visit the site and browse other daters’ pictures to find the ideal lover; and be safe in the knowledge that you know what they look like, before meeting.

And if you feel extremely strong about any of the aforementioned turn-off characteristics, mention it with Smooch’s private chat and email tools.

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