5 traits daters say are more important than physical attraction

“Love is blind” is known as a trite platitude — and an addictive Netflix show. It’s also becoming the truth for more daters, according to recent data from Match users. 

Almost half, 49%, of the 5,000 surveyed said they have fallen in love with someone they weren’t initially attracted to. Ten years ago, only 38% of daters said the same. 

The traits singles are looking for actually have nothing to do with looks.

The top 5 qualities singles want in a potential partner instead, according to Match data, are:

  1. 94% of daters want someone they can trust and confide in 
  2. 92% of daters want someone who is comfortable communicating their wants and needs 
  3. 92% of daters want someone who is emotionally mature 
  4. 92% of daters want someone who can make them laugh 
  5. 89% of daters want someone who is comfortable with their own sexuality

Good mental health trumps good looks