There’s no doubt that what you look for in a partner is not at all what your parents were looking for. In a handful of decades, the things we look for in potential partners has completely flipped. In the same way, the deal breakers have also changed. What guys thought was totally acceptable before will now get a door closed in their face.
Things like dress sense, hygiene and strong opinions can be automatic deal breakers. You shouldn’t feel guilty about having deal breakers but obviously you need to be able to justify them.
In this political climate, people are finding it a lot harder to date people that feel a different way about the big issues.
As The Independent report, a recent study of 2,000 people looked at how deal breakers have changed through the generations. Looking at deal breakers for age groups (male and female) and sexual preferences (male and female).
Check out the results below via Sapio which shows that intolerance is the number one turn off across the board.
Up to the age of 40, women’s biggest deal breaker is clearly sexism and intolerance in general, and too right. That’s obviously a reactionary turn-off and it’s mind blowing that there are guys out there so oblivious that they say sexist things of dates.
For women above this age bracket, sexism specifically takes a backseat to the general umbrella of intolerance. And then hygiene comes in as a problem.
Hygiene is interestingly a big problem for men across the board. Men who are over 30, bisexual men and gay men all have it as their number one deal breaker. Men under 30 have it as a close second since they consider intolerance worse than bad breath.
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As the Indy point out, “Religious and racial differences aren’t top deal breakers in any section of the results, which, considering recent political developments, is rather encouraging indeed.”
There’s hope for love yet!