If you're struggling to get to date number two with anyone, these reasons may shine a light on where you're going wrong
Anyone who's familiar with the dating game will know that first impressions really count - but we can reveal the major first date turn-offs that will leave your prospective beau or belle cold.
If you're guilty of rudeness, poor hygiene or bad driving, that could explain why you're still single.
A survey has stated that these are the major turn-offs in the world of new relationships, so anyone looking to settle down should take note
Rudeness scored highest in the list, with 81% citing bad manners as the worst thing a suitor can do, closely followed by bad personal hygiene selected by 80%.
Lacking a sense of humour is terminal for budding romance, according to 70%, while self-obsession is a massive problem for 69% of respondents.
The research, conducted by independent road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists , found road rage to be the worst first-date faux pas for almost half - 46% - of people, whilst a similar number say texting at the wheel leaves them wanting to put the brakes on the date.
Talking on a mobile while driving came next, with 44%, and the top ten was completed with bad dress sense for 40%, sweaty palms for 25% and a neat and tidy 23% being put off by a dirty car.
A further one in 10 (11%) are irritated by someone who takes 15 minutes to park, whilst an eighth of Brits (13%) find overly cautious drivers who go under the speed limit off-putting.
Those hoping to pick up brownie points, on the other hand, should note that the top three dating turn-ons are a sense of humour, politeness and good personal hygiene.
On the flipside, more than one in 10 (11%) Brits say good driving skills get their motors running on a first date – beating a nice car (7%) and great shoes (9%).
Top 10 first date turn-offs
1. Rudeness (81%)
2. Bad personal hygiene (80%)
3. No sense of humour (70%)
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4. Being self-obsessed (69%)
5. Road rage (46%)
6. Texting whilst driving (45%)
7. Talking on a mobile whilst driving (44%)
8. Bad dress sense (40%)
9. Sweaty palms (25%)
10. Dirty car (23%)
Top 10 first date turn-ons
1. Sense of humour (81%)
2. Politeness (77%)
3. Good personal hygiene (69%)
4. Good dress sense (50%)
5. Looks (44%)
6. Confidence (44%)
7. Generosity (29%)
8. Good driving skills (11%)
9. Great shoes (9%)
10. Nice car (7%
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