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Indian men prefer no-spectacle look on first date

IANS  New Delhi, April 28, 2014
First Published: 14:39 IST(28/4/2014) | Last Updated: 14:49 IST(28/4/2014)

Indian men prefer to avoid a bespectacled look when they meet their potential partner for the first time, according to a new survey.

Read: What's the first turn off at a first date?

The reason is that they believe that it will ruin their marriage prospects, indicates the survey conducted on 7,200 respondents by matrimonial portal site Shaadi.com.

As many as 34.66% of the men surveyed said they prefer a no-spectacle look while meeting their potential partner, while 39.92% Indian women said that they would wear spectacles during their first meeting, said a statement.

Also, when Indian women were asked about what they were put off by in men they met for the first time, 56.51% of them said body odour, followed by 32.04% women who were put off by bad breath while for 11.45% women dandruff was a major put off.

Read: How to make an impact on the first date

When Indian men were asked the same in regard to women, 61.28% of them said women who talk loudly put them off, followed by 24.02% men who don't like women who wear a lot of make-up for their first meeting while 14.07% men said they are put off by “badly painted nails”.

According to Gourav Rakshit, chief operating officer, Shaadi.com, the "survey indicates that despite changing times and lifestyle, first impression is still very important when a boy and girl meet for the first time".


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