New Study: Does liking Shortland Street make you less attractive?
- 66% of NZ singles think that having the ‘right’ taste in TV makes you more interesting
- 48% would be turned off by someone liking Shortland Street
- 29% would be attracted to someone who likes The Big Bang Theory
- More than half of singles want to binge watch TV on a date
- Men are more interested in watching romance than women
The study, which looked at data from 200 NZ singles aged 18-69, wanted to see if someone’s choice in TV can have an impact on their love life. The answer was yes: 66% of New Zealanders think that having the right taste in TV makes you a more interesting person to date.
Having the right taste in TV
So what is the right taste in TV? In NZ, the most popular answer starts with a big bang: 29% of Kiwi singles think that liking The Big Bang Theory makes you more attractive. This is followed by Game of Thrones at 23% and NCIS at 22%.
The wrong taste table is dominated by Shortland Street – 48% think that being a Ferndale fan makes someone less attractive. Other TV turn-offs include The Walking Dead at 35% and Modern Family at 18%.