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Bad breath, bad sex, bad manners: New study looks at relationship dealbreakers

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Most of us know what qualities we want in a potential mate. But what is that one thing — one big turn off — that would make you call the whole thing off?

A recently-published study from a group of researches looks at these so-called “relationship dealbreakers.” It finds that women have more dealbreakers than men;  that those who think they are a “keeper” have more dealbreakers; and that someone looking for a long-term relationship has more nonstarters than someone looking for a fling.

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Peter K. Jonason, a senior lecturer in psychology at Western Sydney University in Sydney, Australia. He is the lead author of study, “Relationship Dealbreakers: Traits People Avoid in Potential Mates,” recently published in the journal, “Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin”