You might have spent hours fiddling with your hair, picking out an outfit or working on your sparkling repartee. But a news survey suggests that 80% of women say that a man who smells bad is the biggest no-no.
According to the poll, over three quarters of Brits would find the opposite sex less attractive if they smelt bad – surprisingly a bigger turn off than a poor sense of humour (14%) and bad dress sense (1%).
Slightly weirdly, those surveyed were also asked who would be their 'top smelling date'. And, no surprises, the waftingly lovely Duchess of Cambridge topped the poll.
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It seems like the best advice for people looking for love is to keep on top of their washing with clean, fresh-smelling clothes coming top in the poll carried out by Surf liquid detergent.
The poll also revealed both men and women find bad breath (38%) and the smell of cigarettes (37%) highly unattractive.
Six Least Attractive Smells In Women, According to Men
- Cigarettes - 44%
- Bad breath - 33%
- Flatulence - 7%
- Stale alcohol - 7%
- Cheesy feet - 5%
- Fake tan - 4%
But who else came out on top (and bottom) in the star smell ranking...?
A third of Brits also said that the scent of sun cream is the most reminiscent of summer holidays, while over a quarter of agreed the smell of the seaside evokes the strongest memories of great summer holidays.
Six Least Attractive Smells In Men, According To Women
- Bad breath - 42%
- Cigarettes - 31%
- Flatulence - 10%
- Stale alcohol - 9%
- Cheesy feet - 6%
- Fake tan - 1%