Top Six Reasons For Turning Down Your First Date

April 19, 2021
Turning Down Your First Date

Undoubtedly, online dating has gained much traction in the last couple of years. As more and more people are shifting toward online dating, its future is promising. When it comes to making choices, different people have different tastes and preferences. And, online dating is no exception!

Here, we report on an online dating survey into the reasons people would turn down a first date with someone - and some of them are quite a surprise! The reasons quoted by survey respondents range from smoking, age, and children, to drug use, previous dating experience, and dating a work colleague. Below is a quick snapshot of the survey results.

For just over 75% of the survey participants, smoking was a huge turn-off. As far as your potential partner’s age is concerned, more than 35% of the survey respondents said that they didn’t want to date someone older. Also, around 40% of the respondents stated that they’d prefer not to date someone with children. 

When it comes to drugs, it was not an absolute reason to turn down a first date for everyone. Nearly 40% of them said it largely depends on the kind of drug being used.

Dating a friend’s ex? Over 60% said you can forget it. Finally, just over 30% of the participants said that they would never date someone from work. 

Lauren Edwards-Fowle
Lauren is a freelance writer passionate about how we develop rewarding experiences, and overcoming the barriers we face to living our best lives. Lauren writes regularly about the modern world of dating, relationships, parenthood, and social dynamics.