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119 seconds: Time for first impression

It takes just 119 seconds to form a first impression of someone, a new research has revealed. Having a nice smile and clean hair has the best chance of making a good first impression. Read on.

sex and relationships Updated: Sep 29, 2011 20:16 IST

It takes just 119 seconds to form a first impression of someone, a new research has revealed.

More than eight in 10 Britons (84 per cent) judge on first impressions and one in 10 (nine per cent) refuses to change their mind once they have formed one, according to research by Experian CreditExpert.

Dating storyHaving a nice smile and clean hair has the best chance of making a good first impression, the report said.

The study also found that Brits consider bad breath as the thing most likely to make a bad impression.

“Whether it’s a date, a job interview, seeing the bank manager or meeting the in-laws, first impressions count,” the Daily Star quoted Experian Interactive boss Peter Turner as saying.