What is a turn-off as far as LOOKS go?

@anna728 (1499)
United States
September 14, 2009 2:52pm CST
Of course, most of us would consider personality to be the most important factor in a potential boyfriend/girlfriend (or just hook-up). But then again, when you first meet people, their appearance is a major part of your first impression, and while we all weigh things differently, we all take physical appearance into account to some degree. So that's what we're talking about here- appearance. So. Is there any one thing that is usually a deal-breaker, as far as looks go? Is there one thing that you find really unattractive about how they look? For example, my friend always says he really can't go for girls with very crooked teeth. Even if they are otherwise pretty, he just can't get past that. So what things is it for you? What physical traits do you really consider a turn-off?
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@Downwindz (2229)
• Netherlands
14 Sep 09
Im just really not good with beards and PIERCINGS for men. Though some men a beard fits them, but in most cases i dont find it attractive. I do though love men in shirts, i find it appealing, thanks for my boyfriend often wears shirts for work :P
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yeah I agree- only a few guys look good with beards. Well, actually I do sometimes like guys who leave some stubble or whatever, but not like a full beard.
@Downwindz (2229)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
Exactly, very few look nice with beard, thoug some faces look better with beard. Im trying to see if i can remember any examples on the top of my head. Have you watched CSI LA? If so then Gil Grissom looks certainly better with beard than he does without...
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Yeah it works for him. A lot of the time I think older men look better with beards than younger guys. If you're like 20, it just doesn't look good [usually].
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
yes, u are right there. a person's appearance is a major part of my first impression. i am attracted to someone who looks and smells clean. it makes me take a second or third look if i see someone who dresses neatly and well groomed. it really impresses me to see how clean his fingernails are, how smooth the skin is and how clean the shoes he is wearing. the opposite to the above is what really i consider turn-offs.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yeah that will all make a good impression. Having good skin can make a big difference sometimes.
@joygracia (1326)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
well probably my guy would like go into smoking and would be in constant halitosis and really bad teeth that would totally turn me off. Aside that its a bad habit I have the the thought that I would turn out to become a second hand smoker if he keeps on doing that so major turn off for me is this.
@anna728 (1499)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Yeah a lot of people find smoking to be very unattractive or even a deal-breaker. I don't mind dating someone who smokes as long as they don't do it so much that they smell like smoke and whatnot. Like, it shouldn't be obvious that they smoke until they tell you or smoke in front of you. And hopefully they would only do it outside.
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 09
To be honest, it might affected me a bit. It's not that I am being picky but it's an automatic response However, as time pass by, I am attracted to his personality. I can say my turn off is a guy with cross eyes. But once I get to know him better, my perception might change.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Yeah that would deter me for sure.
• India
15 Sep 09
There are several things but the main factor would be filthy looking teeth! then comes dirty finger nails....and also i hate guys with mustache....Eweee..
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• China
15 Sep 09
yes,i agree with you.
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@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
That would be long finger nails! I just don't know, I feel uneasy or uncomfortable when I see long fingernails. Mustache too for girls... it would be weird if her mustache is rubbing against lips! haha!
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Haha a mustache is DEFINITELY a bad look for girls! At least that's pretty uncommon.