A new survey from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) reveals the UK's biggest first date turn-offs.

What turns you off

What turns you off

Whilst rudeness scored highest in the list, with 81% of Brits citing bad manners as the worst thing a suitor can do, driving is a three-point turn off as nearly half of the 10 worst offences happen in the car before the date has even begun.



The research found road rage to be the worst first-date faux pas for almost half (46%) of people, whilst a similar number say texting at the wheel leaves them wanting to put the brakes on the date.



Talking on a mobile whilst driving appeared at number seven in the list, grinding the gears of 44 per cent of those questioned. And it's best to bin those crisp packets as nearly a quarter (23%) finds a dirty car unappealing.



Top 10 first date turn-offs



Rudeness (81%)

Bad personal hygiene (80%)

No sense of humour (70%)

Being self-obsessed (69%)

Road rage (46%)

Texting whilst driving (45%)

Talking on a mobile whilst driving (44%)

Bad dress sense (40%)

Sweaty palms (25%)

Dirty car (23%)

A new survey from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) reveals the UK's biggest first date turn-offs.



A further one in 10 (11%) are irritated by someone who takes 15 minutes to park, whilst an eighth of Brits (13%) find overly cautious drivers who go under the speed limit off-putting.



Other turn-offs include bad personal hygiene, which causes four in five (80%) of us to lose interest, and no sense of humour which shirks nearly three quarters (70%) of singletons. Being self-obsessed (69%) and sweaty palms (25%) also scored highly in the list.



The research revealed that Brits pick up on the driving skills of a date - good or bad - within the first 65 seconds of getting in the car, with half picking up on their potential partner's prowess behind the wheel in just 20 seconds.

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