Did you know that 84% of Hong Kong singles find a nice smile more attractive than a six-pack? In our Smile At First Sight survey, we teamed up with Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) to uncover interesting insights about what Hong Kong singles look for in a partner.
Although this concludes the third year of living with COVID, the pandemic has never stopped us from making new connections. In fact, 81% of respondents expressed strongly that they would not skip a date or stop meeting new people due to the fear of COVID.
“This survey proves that despite the COVID lock-down and emigration wave in Hong Kong, people in the city are still very optimistic about going on quality dates,” said Steven Wu, Managing Director of Zenyum Hong Kong. “Be open, be honest, and be yourself. Go out there and meet people you feel you can build a meaningful connection and share many smiles with. People are most attractive when they smile!”
“A smile is the key to unlocking the magic on your first date,” says Dawoon Kang, Co-founder and Chief Dating Officer from Coffee Meets Bagel. “Attractiveness is more than physical traits, a kind smile is what people long for after this prolonged period of masked faces.”
The secret to impressing your date? Just smile!
We may think that physical attributes are the only factors that matter in getting matches on a dating app. Yet the top three qualities Hong Kong singles seek in a partner include honesty, a nice smile and intelligence. In fact, 60% of Hong Kong singles seek a nice smile from a partner. So if you thought a six-pack was really important, think again.
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When asked about their date’s most attractive physical attributes, respondents ranked a nice smile the highest. More than 80% of respondents felt that a ‘nice smile’ is a trait that matters to them. Straight and white teeth was also an important factor in determining attractiveness. Hong Kong singles were also turned off by dates who had bad breath, discoloured teeth and those who didn’t smile. The moral of the story? Always floss, brush and rinse your mouth before a date. Last but not least, remember to smile!
Grab your furry friends and smile for the camera!
What is the secret to taking a great dating profile picture? It’s all about a nice, confident smile! 82% of Hong Kong singles voted a confident smile as the type of photo they found irresistible on dating apps. It’s even better to take a nice candid shot with your furry friends to boost your chances of getting matched with someone special! The survey also found that only 7% would swipe right to a gym selfie and that 96% voted against party shots. So it’s time to ditch the gym selfie and your wildest party photos, and keep it natural with a nice confident smile.
Dating Do's and Don'ts
Our survey respondents also provided their best tips for your next date. The first thing to do is impress your date with a smile! Our ZenyumSonic™ gives you a dentist-fresh feel that’s perfect just before a first date. It’s also a great reminder to be yourself so you can attract the right one for you. Things that you may not want to do on your first date include talking about your ex and having bad breath.
All you have to do is smile
If you thought physical attractiveness was that important in determining who you get matched with on a dating app, think again. Our survey debunked this common misconception, with Hong Kong singles being strongly attracted to partners that had a nice, confident smile. So go on, flash those pearly whites the next time you’re on a date. It’s the only thing you need to do 😁
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