Most singles have deal breakers when evaluating whether or not someone is their future Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Researchers have now complied a list of the top deal breakers in order to determine what effects age and gender have on deciding which qualities are seen as deal breakers for different people.
They found that women have more deal breakers than men, but there were more similarities than differences between the sexes when asked to list what they deemed as a turnoff.
The list includes: unattractiveness, unhealthy lifestyle, undesirable personality traits, differing religious beliefs, limited social status, differing mating strategies and differing relationship goals.
The team also found that even though singles look for positive traits when evaluating a mate, they tend to subconsciously sniff out undesirable ones because of their deal breakers.
The studies examined for creating the top seven deal breakers revealed that those who believe they are a good catch have more deal breakers and everyone has their own list if they are looking for a serious, long-term relationship, reports The Wall Street Journal.
In one of the studies, 5,541 singles were given a list 17 negative personality traits and asked if they viewed each one as a deal breaker for a long-term relationship.
The top deal breakers for both women and men were 'disheveled' or 'unclean,' followed by 'lazy' and 'too needy'.
Women see 'lacks sense of humor' a very serious negative trait and won't even peruse the relationship, mainly because humor has been linked to intelligence.
A separate study, found that men prefer not to date women who are smarter than they are and that 'low sex drive' and talks too much' are among their biggest deal breakers.
Another study asked 92 participants to list their biggest deal breakers when looking for both long-term and short-term partners, which produced extremely different results.
In long-term partners the top deal breakers were 'anger issues', 'is dating multiple partners' and 'dishonesty'.
For short-term relationships, participants ranked 'has health issues, such as STDs,' 'smells bad' and 'has poor hygiene' at the top.
STD: 性传播疾病(Sexually Transmitted Disease)