Binge watching TV: can your favourite TV show make you more attractive?
As it turns out, Kiwis think your choice in TV says a lot about you: not only do 62% think that putting your favourite shows in your online profile is a great way to meet a like-minded date, 66% feel that being a fan of the right shows can actually make you more interesting!
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So what are these ‘right’ shows? Opinions are divided but, ultimately, the show that grants the most kudos is The Big Bang Theory. Indeed, 29% of singles agree that being interested in The Big Bang can make you seem more attractive. Second place goes to Game of Thrones, with 23% thinking that fans of that series are automatically more intriguing; while NCIS takes out third place with 22%.
Of course, there is a flip side to this coin: the survey also revealed that there are TV shows that are seen as off-putting. Leading the pack (by a wide margin) is Shortland Street: 48% of Kiwi singles think that being a fan of Ferndale makes you less attractive. Other TV turn-offs include loving The Walking Dead (a no-no for 35% of singles), and being mad for Modern Family (a repellant for 18%).
READ MORE: Our recent 'First Date Deal-breakers' survey revealed some more unusual Kiwi turn-offs. Rate them here!