Stressing over your appearance is one of the many undesirable aspects of singledom. But what if you had empirical data to help you prioritize your beauty regimen? Thanks to Match.com, now you do.
The online dating site conducted a three-year study of over 5,000 single men and women and came up with a list of the top 10 things men judge women on. The least surprising news? Over half of the list was appearance-based. It makes sense -- women have seemed to adjust their getting-ready times accordingly, devoting 136 full days of their lives primping and preening for a night out, according to another 2008 survey.
OK, now are you ready for the surprising news? Match.com found that the most important thing for men is a woman's teeth, which took the top slot with 58 percent of votes. And all those years you thought your dentist was just being naggy about the whole flossing thing...
Just after teeth, guys are concerned with a lady's hair (51 percent) and clothes (45 percent).
Moral of the story: Forget pricey hair salons and uncomfortable high heels and focus on smiling. Oh, and maybe ditch the coffee and soda while you're at it.
Here's some celebs who knew what was up:
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