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Dates Do Care About Your Messy Apartment

Would someone’s housekeeping skills, or lack thereof, impact your desire to date them? Wayfair polled 2,000 people and found about half said a bad smell, dirty bathrooms, poor plumbing, dirty laundry, and dingy sheets were deal breakers when it comes to dating someone. Relationship therapist Dr. Gary Brown says people have different levels of toleration for messiness, and adds, “Messy is one thing but dirty can pose potential health issues.” Another expert adds, “If your place is messy, the initial first impression is that you don’t care enough about your environment to take care of it.” In other words, make sure you clean up before bringing a date home, it could make or break things. According to the data:

  • 82% of respondents pay the closest attention to cleanliness in scoping out their date’s apartment, and a whopping 82% of women and 70% of men agreed that a messy abode was the top turnoff. Another 45% of respondents said that a clean bathroom was their biggest turn-on.
  • 67% of people admit to looking at their date’s digs to see how compatible they are, and 15% would dump someone just because their home was a mess.