Thursday, August 10, 2017

Partners’ Annoying Habits Everybody Hates: Do You Do These Things?

Once the honeymoon phase of our relationships ends, we all slowly but surely start to realize that our partners may, indeed, not be the flawless god-like creatures we took them for. This is when the so-called “pet hates” start to appear, making our partners’ annoying habits almost insufferable.

Do You Agree With The Things Brits Cited As Their Partners’ Annoying Habits?

When your significant other makes the dreaded question “Is there anything you dislike about me?” do you tell them the truth, or choose the more diplomatic “Everything about you is perfect, babe”?

In a recent survey featured in, Britons (846 women and 827 men) candidly described the things that irritate them the most about their partners. Even though some of their answers were common, you will find that men and women’s replies tended to differ. Let’s have a closer look.

The Ladies’ Habits Men Find Annoying

The thing men in Britain regard as the worst of their partners’ annoying habits is spending too much time on their phones (17%), followed closely by the large amounts of time they spend getting ready (15%) and smoking (14%).  The fourth most off-putting habit of British women is described as drinking excessively (11%) and gossiping about their friends and family (10%). The sixth habit that annoys British men is their girls’ obsession with their looks (8%), and the seventh is overspending in shopping (6%). A small but not negligible 5% seems to mind about their ladies’ obsession with taking photos, and a 4% of them dislike how much wardrobe space they take (they do need to store all these things they shop, right?). In the 10th place of the complaints list is British girls’ foul mouth, with a small 2% reporting swearing as an annoying habit of their S.O.

Male Habits Women Strongly Dislike

When it comes to women’s complaints about their partners’ annoying habits, their number one nemesis seems to be smoking, with more than one fourth of British ladies (26%) reporting it. The second most hated male habit is forgetting or canceling plans (19%), followed by betting (14%) and excessive drinking (11%). The fifth most off-putting habit for ladies is their guys’ obsession with sport and the sixth is their selective hearing. A very male habit is at number 7 on the list of male habits that annoy girls, with “leaving the toilet seat up” reported as off-putting by 5% of the women taking part in the survey. In the eighth place, they have cited bad driving (3%), followed by the not-very-charming flatulence (2%) in the ninth spot and even more toilet issues: taking ages in the toilet (1%) in the last one.

Did you imagine these would be the strongest complaints made by partners of one gender regarding the other? Are they also you current or previous partners’ annoying habits? Have you thought about your own annoying habits, maybe? No one is perfect, so we should embrace our loved ones as they are – provided they also accept the true us, our flaws included.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Unexpected Feature That Can Help Single People Land A Date

At an era when the dating pool is vast and diverse, what can make a singleton be singled out from the rest and land a date more easily? This is exactly what language-learning app Duolingo wanted to find out when it surveyed over 700 people. The findings might surprise you.

You Are More Likely To Land  A Date If You Can Do This

According to the survey, the vast majority of Americans, a staggering 72 per cent, consider people who speak multiple languages more attractive than those who only speak their mother tongue.

Figures In The U.S And The E.U.

If you are an American who speaks more than one language, you are at a great advantage, since a mere 25 per cent of Americans speak a language other than English, according to a 2013 YouGov survey. In comparison, more than half of EU citizens speak more than one language, with 38 per cent of them speaking English.

Foreign Languages, Intelligence, And Social Status

Another interesting finding of the latest survey is that foreign languages are also considered to be a sign of higher social status. In fact, 76 per cent of Americans described people who speak more than one language as “worldly.” New York-based dating coach, Meredith Golden, explains: “High intellect is very attractive. Speaking more than one language fluently suggests that someone is very bright or well educated. All the single women I work with list intelligence as a desired trait in a potential mate.”

Dating A Foreign Person

Want to land a date with a foreigner? The survey looked into this matter too and came to the conclusion that Americans are quite adventurous when it comes to dating. 76 percent of them claimed to be welcoming of a summer affair abroad, and 72 per cent even went as far as to say they’d gladly relocate overseas for the right partner.

The study also found that people don’t mind if their partner doesn’t even speak the same language as them. In fact, 64 per cent of all Americans would be willing to go out with someone who doesn’t speak their language – with men even more ready to do so, as 71 per cent of them claimed they’d be happy to do it.

So, if you are one of those people who love a lady with an accent, you’re in good company. And if your mother made you take language lessons as a kid, we bet you’re more than grateful. She’s definitely raised your chances to land a date.

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