By Unity Blott For Mailonline. Would you date someone with a wonky smile? How about a missing tooth? While most people would agree that appearances aren't everything, with the rise of online dating it's now easier than ever to swipe 'yes' or 'no' based on a cursory glance at a person's profile picture. And it seems we're becoming pickier than ever, rejecting potential love matches simply because their teeth aren't up to scratch.
Would you swipe right? Londoner Elspeth Healy, 29, took part in a social experiment to see whether she would be more successful with gappy teeth right or a perfect smile left.
A social experiment set out to see if having bad teeth was a deal breaker when it comes to online dating - and found that singletons with a perfect smile received a staggering 60 per cent more messages than their gap-toothed counterparts.
Using the popular dating app Plenty of Fish, two real-life singletons - marketing executive Elspeth Healy, 29 and builder Darren Bird, 35, both from London - each created two separate dating accounts. Both sets of accounts had identical settings - likes, friends, and almost exactly the same photographs. A picture of Elspeth on a beach left was edited to give her a missing tooth right.
The social experiment set out to see if having bad teeth was a deal breaker when it comes to dating.
Over the course of one week, 1, men and women were targeted - or 'liked' as potential dates - by Elspeth and Darren. Elspeth's 'perfect teeth' profile receives 60 per cent more messages than her yellow-toothed counterpart, with messages pouring in from 1, matches over the course of one week. It included one message from a man named Niko, who told her: 'Sorry miss you not my type sic.
An original picture of builder Darren Bird, The survey found that singletons with a perfect smile received up to 60 per cent fewer messages than their gappy-toothed counterparts. Darren had less luck with his 'bad teeth' profile, pictured.
Ashamed of Your Teeth?
Using the popular dating app Plenty of Fish, the two guinea pigs each created two separate dating accounts. Some singletons failed to spot Elspeth's missing tooth right until after they had clicked on her profile.
Both sets of accounts had identical settings - such as likes, friends and location. But female respondents were just as culpable; Darren's profiles not only produced similar results, but also highlighted the difference between how men and women use dating apps.
Bad teeth dating
Darren's 'bad teeth' profile only had two matches over the course of one week, while his 'good teeth' profile received just 19 matches. Dr Bruno Silva, founder of Brighton Implant Clinic, who carried out the research, commented: 'We knew teeth mattered to the dating world but we didn't realise by how much until now. Spot the difference!
The only difference was that one account featured the prospective dater with discoloured and missing teeth right ; and the matching profile had perfect teeth left. Around 74 per cent of all adults have had to have a tooth extracted, they found, while 48 per cent of the population say they are unhappy with their teeth. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
Oct 18, A social experiment set out to see if having bad teeth was a deal breaker when it comes to online dating - and found that singletons with a perfect smile received a staggering 60 per cent more. Aug 06, i'm not going to be fake i'll be honest, looks aren't absolutely everything, but they are a must, i have to be physically attracted to them. i'm dating someone. and he fits the rest of the bill tall, muscular at the top. now he has bad teeth, i mean they are screwed up. someone said it's as if a few of em are 3-d. they aren't a healthy shade either they look like he's neglected em. Bad teeth dating - Is the number one destination for online dating with more relationships than any other dating or personals site. Register and search over 40 million singles: matches and more. Find a man in my area! Free to join to find a man and meet a man online who is single and looking for you.
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I personally do not think you should judge someone for the kind of teeth they have.
Bad teeth and dating. I'm 26, and when I was younger I didnt take care of my teeth and had really bad gingivitis to the point it was almost periodontitis. I finally took care of them and reversed it but I do have browning of some of my teeth. Mainly towards the top on the side teeth and a little on the front. I know enough people with bad teeth (not lining up straight so to say) that have very stable relationships. If your teeth look rotten or stink - fix that. If you can't pay it yet - work for it. Don't feel unloved, unwanted, depressed or whatever because of it. Keep your chin up, love yourself and others. Teeth say more than they are supposed to about a person. It indicates a person's * personal hygiene * health condition * social status * Habits like smoking, tobacco chewing and excessive caffeine intake Color of the teeth indicate attractiveness.
Id rather date someone with bad teeth who had an awesome personality, treated me right and loved me for me then date someone who had perfect teeth, was shallow, unfaithful, horrible personality and didnt really love me so yes id date someone with bad teeth cause someone can still be attractive and not have good teeth.
If you feel comfortable with him, ask him to brush his teeth and keep good care of them. Bad teeth can be fixed down the line.
would you date someone with bad teeth?
Love handles aren't that bad. You kinda are being shallow.
Sorry, just the truth. My bf has perfectly white and straight teeth and I am very attractied to him so i'd say no i would not date a guy with bad teeth.
I don't think It's shallow to expect a guy to be clean, tidy or healthy. Maybe you should bring it up with him that he needs to take better care of his teeth or take a mint.
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