If you've ever wondered why online dating doesn't work for you or why you have trouble getting a second date, Match's 2016 Singles In America survey may have the answer for you. Because they surveyed over 5,000 singles across America, ages 18-70+, on all things dating to find out what singles are looking for, how we're dating and having sex, what works, and what doesn't work. And some of the turn-offs they found are really fascinating. Even more interesting — a lot of them are modern day phenomenons.
That's right, in addition to traditional dating awkwardness and incompatibility, the technology age has ushered in a whole lot of annoyances and turn-offs that our parents and other generations never had to deal with. And while a lot of them obviously have to do with our phones (because phubbing is the worst and we're all way too attached to them), others came down to social media behaviors and politics.
So if you're wondering if you're the *only* one who gets annoyed when someone puts their phone face up on the table, or you're just trying to figure out why you have trouble getting the second date, there are definitely some helpful hints in here. Here are the turn-offs that our parents never had to deal with: