Cropping your ex out of photos and posing with a fish that you've caught are the biggest two turn-offs for those using dating apps, according to research by sex toy brand Ricky.com.
Not having pictures with pets, meanwhile, was found to be the next biggest reason for people deciding to swipe left, followed by giving blunt or one-word answers and people who don't react to rejection very well.
After surveying 2,200 UK adults across a variety of different age groups over 18, those between 25-35 were deduced to be the pickiest on dating apps, only swiping right for about 8% of the profiles they see come up and only tending to message around 40% of those they match with.
Additionally, the age group of 18-24 were found to have the biggest number of turn-offs, with 94% of those surveyed having a list of five or more.
Over half of the people in the study also said that they have become too fussy with who they were swiping for on dating apps (52%), and it has led to them having unrealistic dating expectations.
And, when asked if there were ever any instances where they felt they needed or wanted to delete their dating apps, over two thirds (71%) of respondents revealed that they had deleted their dating app profiles in the past.
The top-five biggest turn-offs that people experience on dating apps, according to the Ricky.com study, with the percentage of respondents turned off included:
Â· Cropping their ex-partner out of a photo to use on their profile when itâ€™s obvious that it was a photo with their ex â€“ 68%
Â· When a guy posts a picture of himself posing with a fish heâ€™s caught â€“ 62%
Â· No pets in their photos - 54%
Â· Giving blunt or one-word answers â€“ 51%
Â· When you turn someone down and they donâ€™t take the rejection very well â€“ 48%
On the survey's findings, Tom Thurlow, CEO and founder of Ricky.com, commented: â€œGone are the days where people would organically meet at work, through a mutual friend, or in a bar. Now, the modern dating world is all about swiping right and super likes.
"Not only have we found that people are becoming increasingly selective to who they â€˜likeâ€™, but our research has also shown that while dating apps are allowing us to see hundreds of people within our set distance, weâ€™re actually limiting ourselves more than we would be if we were to meet someone in the real world. This is mostly down to our society being so judgemental, whereby we now base our entire opinion of someone on a few photos and a bio thatâ€™s only a couple of lines long.â€
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