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We all have our own list of likes and dislikes when it comes to the world of romance.

Perhaps you're a sucker for a winning smile, or maybe arrogance is your biggest deal-breaker? Each to their own at he end of the day, but there does seem to be one thing we can all agree on when it comes to looking for a partner. 

According to a recent survey conducted by Plenty of Fish, the single most important thing singles look for is the ability to have a "meaningful conversation." 

The study found that good communication skills rated higher than physical attraction, with 60 per cent of respondents saying they believed it was possible to fall in love after just one conversation. 

What's more, a further 87 per cent of people said they become more attracted to someone after a good chat. 

When it came to dating dislikes, bad grammar placed higher than bad sex, with 58 per cent of those surveyed admitting it was a total deal-breaker. 

Daters also say they have had enough of talking about Donald Trump, with 51 per cent saying it was their most hated topic of conversation.

Other yawn-worthy matters include the 'millennials vs everyone else' argument and speciality diets.

So, if you think you're going to woo someone with your oh-so-trendy avocado toast recipe, you might want to reconsider your approach. 

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Dating can be pretty disappointing, especially when you come armed with expectations of the perfect guy only to feel a little let down when your Tinder date doesn't agree that Stranger Things was the best Netflix show ever made.

However, Grant Langston, CEO of eHarmony, who has analysed hundreds of thousands data streams from the behemoth dating website’s user database, has come up with the four key things you need to agree on for a successful courtship. 

While liking the same pizza toppings and holding the same political beliefs are nice, they are simply a bonus compared to these four key concepts: 

1. Conflict resolution skills

Are you a fan of conflict?

Or would you rather forgive and forget?

“Conflict resolution skills are baked into your brain when you’re a kid. If you’re really opposite in that, you can’t have a relationship,” according to Grant. 

2. Extrovert vs Introvert.

Opposites attract, but Grant reminds wannabe daters that if an extreme extrovert falls for an extreme introvert, compromises will have to be made for the sake of a stable relationship. 

“An introvert can be with an extrovert, but it would require compromise throughout life,” he told Elite Daily. 

3. Your outlook on life

Having a stormy rather than sunny outlook on life is fine, so long as your partner sees the world through a similarly pessimistic lens.

However, an ever-the-optimist kind of person may feel drained from sharing a lifestyle with a negative Nancy. 

4. Sociability

Another quality which could become a challenge in a potential relationship is the level of sociability. 

If you love painting the town red every weekend but your partner is more of a Netflix and chill kind of guy or girl, then this could cause some conflict. 

At the end of the day, it is these social skills and differences that can keep a relationship our of choppy waters.

“Superficial things don’t really matter that much."

"If you like the same kind of music or food or to travel to the same places, that is fodder for good date, but it doesn’t predict any kind of relationship success,” said Grant."

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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It’s that time of year again! When the temperature can be described as mild and the sun peeks from behind the clouds for a few days. So what do we Irish do?

1. Go for a drink
Seems to be the typical Irish response to most things, but if it’s sunny outside you’re bound to hear “it’s drinking weather” or “few pints?” at some stage. Similarly to when it’s snowing outside when you’ll hear “it’s drinking weather” and “few hot whiskies?”

This, my friend, is a pint2. Wear less clothes
Finally you can actually leave the house WITHOUT A COAT. If you’re a young wan you’ll probably go out without most of your trousers too as you pull out the short shorts after a  disproving lecture from your mother. You better not forget the umbrella though, let’s not kid ourselves: we’re still in Ireland.

hot pants3. Get a 99
Sure we couldn’t be out enjoying the sun splitting the stones without a 99?? HA??!!

99 cone4. Buy new sunglasses
The temperature is tipping 8 degrees. It’s OK everyone, we have our new sunglasses. Can we get a selfie?

Sunglasses gif5. Go for another drink
“We didn’t take a selfie the first time. Plus I’m only wearing my sunglasses now. You didn’t check us in on Facebook the first time either?”

selfies gif6. Go to the beach
It’s sunny this week so it means this could be our week of summer arriving early. No time to waste then, we have a lot to squeeze in. Better head to the beach pronto, those bikini photos won’t take themselves. Plus that’s another place we can drink.

irish girl sunbathing7. Wear sunscreen
It’s barely hot but after the fifth phone call about your “fair skin” from your mother you relented and put on the factor 50. Now it feels like it’s approximately one million degrees outside and you’re sticking to everything in sight.

auto-3350638. Apply Fake Tan
The sun came out today. So logically everyone must be tanned today. Thank God it comes in a bottle. What’s that you say? You tan naturally? You don’t belong here.

fake tan gif9. Put the washing out on the line
There’s great drying in that weather. Sure aren’t we only delighted?

weather woman10. Get sunburnt
You’re the one who didn’t listen to your mother about the factor 50. Now you get to listen to your friends instead as they take the piss out of your beautiful beetroot complexion which really compliments your ginger hair.

 

 

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