• In a survey of 1,467 singletons aged 18-30 (748 girls and 719 boys,) it was discovered that
78% were looking to get lucky on their summer holiday this year
• The biggest turn off for women is bad breath, with 41% claiming it is the worst hygiene habit
• Whereas, men found bad body odor to be the least attractive quality in a woman (21%)
Summer is in full swing and so far, it’s been a hot one. Recently, Brits experienced record-breaking temperatures, reaching 34.5 degrees Celsius – and proving to be the hottest day recorded in June since 1976!
The following research conducted by showerstoyou.co.uk concluded that the current climate calls for far more than a top up of deodorant, an extra bath or two and several splashes of your freshest summer fragrance.
Because, with scorching hot weather comes sticky consequence.
In a survey of 1,467 singletons aged 18-30 (748 girls and 719 boys), it was discovered that 78% of
Brits are looking to get lucky on their summer holiday this year.
To help those hoping to score this summer, showerstoyou.co.uk provided respondents with a list of
30 of the most unhygienic habits imaginable* – with participants selecting the top 10 turn-offs that
would put them off indulging in a 2017 summer romance altogether. The results were as follows:
*There were several gender specific hygiene issues in the list.
In analysing results, it is interesting to see where preferences lie regarding men and women and
their differing opinions on hygiene. Women deemed bad breath to be most offensive, at 41% whilst
a further 36% found BO to be the most unattractive hygiene habit in a man. Contrastingly, 26% of
men were turned off by BO, whilst odour from genitalia (23%) and bad breath (19%) followed closely
One survey participant, Jake (age 27) commented: “Body odour is one of the least attractive things
about a woman, no matter how good looking she may be. Considering they (women) do not tend to
sweat as much as men, it is the biggest indicator that she does not take care of herself. It reminds me
of a bloke after the gym!”
Interestingly, despite the wave of feminist trends currently in action – such as the likes of Miley
Cyrus and Lady Gaga embracing their body hair, or the famous Instagram ‘rainbow hair’ trend –
qualities deemed to be unfeminine are still wildly unpopular. With countless hygiene issues included
in the list suggesting ‘unladylike’ habits like excess hair are still the biggest turn-off for men.
Contrastingly, the least attractive hygiene habits that will turn women away are associated more
with smell and cleanliness, rather than appearance.
Hayley, (age 23) revealed her experience regarding male hygiene issues: “At university there was a
group of lads that we were friends with; one was gorgeous, however his finger nails were long, dirty
and awful. He was quite reserved so we wouldn’t dare mention it to him, but everyone knew it and it
was difficult to even look at him when eating – so gross – and imagine the impracticalities!”.