Let’s admit it, we’re a shallow bunch.
But can you blame us? It’s only fair that we want our bae to be as good looking as possible (but not too attractive as to outshine us).
With Brits being known for having bad teeth, it’s no wonder we’ve become self conscious as a nation for our gnashers. So what’s the number one turn-off when you’re swiping through the latest dating app? You guessed it, bad teeth.
With the majority of Brits (64%) admitting they spend up to an hour a day swiping for love, it’s unlikely they’ll hesitate to swipe left on bad teeth.
Online dating has many highs and lows so if you want to put your best foot forward, make sure your profile pic doesn’t include crooked teeth.
While it is ultimately superficial, at least this way you get the chance to charm your match with your winning personality first rather than let them judge you on looks alone.
Research from Plusnet found that other online turn offs were cheesy bio lines, especially when the same ones keep coming up (whatever happened to originality eh?).
Surprisingly though – or maybe not – topless pics aren’t doing it for people, with 47% revealing it puts them off from swiping right.
Worryingly, from the pool of 2,000 people, married respondents have an average of three dating apps on their phones and speak to four people on average at the same time.
To help people overcome their virtual blunders, Plusnet has teamed up with Love Island’s Marcel for some straight-talking romance advice.
The Plusnet Valentine’s Hotline is being launched off the back of new research from the brand, which reveals the common dilemmas and secrets of modern dating.
With Brits always on the look-out for ’the one‘, Marcel will offer tips on everything from creating the ultimate dating profile to the most no-nonsense chat-up lines to secure a hot date.
What’s more, if you’re in need of specific dating advice, you can also leave a message for Marcel and he’ll reply to the top dilemmas on Plusnet’s Twitter channel on Valentine’s Day.
The love guru might also help you come up with an alibi if you, like the 23% of people surveyed, feel embarassed to admit you met a date through an app.
Some of the alternatives to meeting through an app include having ‘met at a bar’ or ‘through mutual friends’.
So if you’re hoping to be lucky in love, make sure to book a quick visit to the dentist before taking a profile pic, include a solo photo (so we don’t fall for your mate), and write a witty line or two on your bio.