Shaadi.com recently conducted a survey to understand what the Indian youth notice in the opposite gender when they meet for the first time. Surprisingly, 34.66% Indian Men said that they wouldn’t wear their spectacles when they meet their potential partner for the first time as they believe that it will ruin their marriage (shadi) prospects. On the other hand, 39.92% Women said that they would wear spectacles during their first meeting.
When Indian Women were asked about what they were put-off by in men they met for the first time, 56.51% women said they were put-off by ‘Body Odour’, followed by 32.04% women who were put off by ‘Bad Breath’ and 11.45% women who were put off by ‘Dandruff’. This suggests that women lay a lot of emphasis on personal hygiene.
When Indian men were asked about what they were put-off by in women they met for the first time, 61.28% Indian men said they were put-off by women who ‘Talked loudly’ followed by 24.02% men who were put off by women ‘Who wore a lot of make-up’, and 14.07% men who were put off by ‘Badly-painted nails’. The online poll received over 7,200 responses.
Commenting on the poll results, Gourav Rakshit, Chief Operating Officer, Shaadi.com said, “The survey indicates that despite changing times and lifestyle, first impression is still very important when a boy and girl meet for the first time. The poll is part of the constant research that Shaadi.com conducts in its attempt to gauge the preferences of its members.”