Two thirds of people ‘Facebook stalk’ before a potential date

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  • Survey founds two thirds of potential dates check out social media sites before going ahead with a meet up

    Two thirds of potential dates check out Facebook and Twitter profiles before going ahead with a meet up, with three quarters of these cancelling if they find something that paints their prospective love interest in a bad light, it has been revealed.
    In a survey, conducted by online dating firm Parship, the dating habits of 1,922 single British adults were documented.
    The top culprits for turning people off were found to be bad profile pictures, a lack of humour, aggressive online behaviour, flirting with others via profile and over sharing.
    When questioned about their own profiles, 34 per cent of said that they believe they fail to make them look attractive, with 54 per cent of these citing ‘too many drunk photos’ as the reason for this.
    Marcus Fischer, a spokesperson for Parship UK, said: ‘People should keep in mind how they come across on social media, particularly if they’re looking for love. You may think your profiles present you as a hilarious fun-time lover, but it might look completely different to your potential dates.’

    Do you check out potential dates’ profiles before agreeing to a meet up? What are your turn offs? Let us know in the comments below.


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