Is your relationship on the rocks? One of these could be the reason why…
A journal published by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin has revealed the seven main traits which can break a relationship and number one is… unattractiveness. It seems that couples are most concerned about their partner’s looks when it comes to whether a relationship will stand the test of time and this includes having bad hygiene habits or looking disheveled.
Here’s the list from the top down…
- Unhealthy Lifestyle
- Undesirable Personality Traits
- Differing Religious Beliefs
- Limited Social Status
- Differing Mating Strategies
- Differing Relationship Goals
The team of researchers from Florida at Western Sydney University also found that while people tend to look for positive traits when seeking out a new partner, they tend to subconsciously find undesirable ones because of their deal-breakers. For example, people who have a serious aversion to particular personality traits like cockiness may be more likely to catch the eye of someone cocky.
“Good catches” were revealed to have more deal-breakers than regular mates and men and women’s deal-breakers differed substantially when thoroughly investigated.
A separate study revealed that men don’t like to date women who are smarter than they are and that ‘one that talks too much’ is a definite no-no. For women, its ‘lack of sense of humour’ that is the biggest deal-breaker as it is linked to intelligence.
Phew-its a lot to take in but if there’s one thing we’ve learnt its take regular showers!