Dating is a complicated affair and you'd think that knowing what people want would be the most important part. It turns out that it's actually probably the opposite. Studies suggest deal breakers are more important than deal makers, and The Wall Street Journal collected together a list of the biggest ones.
Taking a look at a number of studies, The Wall Street Journal put together the biggest deal breakers for men and women. The research suggests that people give more weight to the deal breakers than they do to deal makers, which means those pesky negative traits of yours are probably interfering more than your charming smile can make up for. The worst on the list are pretty obvious, and includes such ageless nonstarters as being disheveled, lazy, and a needy. Others though, including stubbornness, being quiet, playing too many video games, and being too talkative might come as a surprise though.
Obviously this isn't some type of universal truth and plenty of far more specific deal breakers exist as well, but knowing what most people don't want can certainly help you in the dating pool. If nothing else, if you somehow haven't thought about your own deal breakers, now's the time to list them out. Head over to the Wall Street Journal for the full list.
For Better Relationships, Know Your Deal Breakers [The Wall Street Journal]