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    4 Top Turn Offs for Women: The Dating Deal Breakers

    The dating world is tough and you want to put your best foot forward. Certain types of behavior are universal turn-offs/ Dating Deal Breakers for women, as there are certain trivial habits that will be seen as incredibly unattractive. Here are some of the most common dating deal-breakers for women and ways you can fix these undesirable traits.


    A career is an indication of someone who has motivation, ambition, drive and long-term goals. It isn’t necessary that you are the top lawyer at your firm or you are the most sought-after computer programmer in the country. Drive and passion are the key. Whether you work in food service or are working toward a degree, be ambitious. Unemployment is the least desirable job status, as it is indicative of a lack of responsibility. If you are jobless, increase your desirability, and take one step closer to the discovery of your future career on websites like Monster, Poached or Indeed.

    Bad Credit

    Poor credit indicates a lack of responsibility and negligence toward future prosperity. Make sure your credit score won’t inhibit your desirability as a future partner. Poor credit can keep you from rental cars, home loans and other financial investments. An ideal credit score is around 760; that score will get you the best rates and highest credit limits. Check your credit score through your credit card company, or at FreeCreditScore.com. However, make sure you are responsible when you research and share your personal financial information, especially online. Use identity theft prevention services, like LifeLock, for the assurance that your valuable, personal information will be kept private and safe.

    Poor Hygiene

    Don’t arrive at your date with greasy hair, foul body odor and stained clothes. Bad hygiene indicates you don’t care much about your health or well-being. Shower daily and wash your hair at least every other day. An antibacterial soap, like Dial for Men Antibacterial Odor Protection, can help fight against the body odor is caused by a buildup of bacteria from your sweat. Use deodorant and colognes that will enhance your manly musk — though, be careful you don’t apply too much. Remove stains from your clothing with the help of the American Cleaning Institute’s guide for stain removal, which provides tips that will make your clothes look fresh and new. If your clothes have stains that you can’t remove, donate or dispose them.

    Bad Manners

    Rude behavior and not being considerate are major turn-offs. Make sure you mind your “p’s and q’s” and use the manners that your parents taught you. When at a restaurant, graciously thank the servers who provide you with your dining experience, regardless of whether they meet your particular service standards. A display of gratitude toward others will increase your attractiveness tenfold, in the eyes of the woman you hope to impress. Etiquette standards vary within cultures and among individuals — find a written guide that can help you establish what basic niceties are necessary. The following books are helpful guides to cultivate exceptional manners: “50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know,” “Essential Manners for Men” and “From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Man.”

Claire Bahn


Claire Bahn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Online Profile Pros (OPP). She founded OPP to help individuals build, maintain and protect their personal brand to help them get the jobs, promotions and dates they desire. She has 15 years experience in branding, public relations and event marketing at start-ups as well as large Fortune 500 companies like Rueters and SAP. Claire has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur magazines among others. Online Profile Pros helps executives, entrepreneurs & influencers strategize and create their best personal brand.


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