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Sense of humour tops relationship shopping list

A SENSE of humour makes sexiness look like a joke when it comes to the most attractive trait to single Australians.

About 29% of more than 3500 people surveyed by dating website RSVP listed a sense of humour as the feature that first attracted them to their partners.

Most of the group of men and women listed looks and sexual chemistry as their second and third most appealing traits.

But when split into genders, more men felt sense of humour was slightly less important than looks.

A good laugh stayed at the top of single women's lists.

But when it comes to sustaining a relationship, looks drop from the second most important feature to the second least.

RSVP relations expert and psychologist John Aiken said that showed men and women valued similar traits for long-term attraction.

The RSVP Date of the Nation Report 2014 stated the biggest dating deal-breaker was bad hygiene.

When looking for someone to have a serious relationship with, a history of alcohol abuse is the most serious non-negotiable for Australian singles. 

DATING TITBITS

- 42% of single men, versus only 22% of single women, would choose a date on looks alone

- bad personal hygiene is the most important dating deal-breaker

- When looking for a serious relationship with, a history of alcohol abuse is the most serious non-negotiable for Australian singles

- 24% of single Australians have got back together with an ex

- 56% of single Australians want to spend their life with "the one"

- 33% of single Australians expect to have three or four partners before finding "the one"

- APN NEWSDESK



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