Like having good teeth!
I guess that's one that most of us have subconsciously cared about for years, but it's sorta wild that all of a sudden it's a big deal. From a Darwinian perspective, good teeth are a real indication of your health -- how much you drink, smoke, what you're eating.
And 'course we all care about that, because date shmate -- what we're really looking for is someone to reproduce with! Similarly, we don't want to be with someone illiterate! Sweet, a sign we're not totally headed down the Idiocracy path as a society just yet?!
Meanwhile, though, it seems like singles these days have pretty low tolerance for inexperience. To each their own, but something the survey didn't seem to cover is how having too many must-haves and prerequisites -- as Patti Stanger puts it, "non-negotiables" -- is the fast track to shooting yourself in the foot as a singleton.
Not to mention being totally superficial and worrying only about what's going on at the surface level, obvy.
Single and Dating? Your Teeth Can Make or Break Your Love Life
Darren had less luck with his 'bad teeth' profile, pictured. Using the popular dating app Plenty of Fish, the two guinea pigs each created two separate dating accounts.
Some singletons failed to spot Elspeth's missing tooth right until after they had clicked on her profile. Both sets of accounts had identical settings - such as likes, friends and location. But female respondents were just as culpable; Darren's profiles not only produced similar results, but also highlighted the difference between how men and women use dating apps.
Darren's 'bad teeth' profile only had two matches over the course of one week, while his 'good teeth' profile received just 19 matches. The only difference was that one account featured the prospective dater with discoloured and missing teeth right ; and the matching profile had perfect teeth left.
Around 74 per cent of all adults have had to have a tooth extracted, they found, while 48 per cent of the population say they are unhappy with their teeth. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Saturday, Jan 19th 5-Day Forecast.watch
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