Grammar and spelling problems are causing britons to fall in love online

2022-06-08 0 By

Beijing, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) –Looking for love online?Get a grip on grammar and spelling first.Almost half of online daters are put off by bad grammar and spelling, according to a survey.According to the Daily Mail on January 30, a survey of 2,000 online daters by eHarmony found 52 per cent would not consider a relationship with someone if their messages were riddled with spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.Women were even more obsessed with cleanliness, with 58 per cent of women uninterested in men who repeatedly made spelling or grammatical mistakes, compared with 45 per cent of men.A couple stands on the banks of the River Thames on October 31, 2020 in London, England.The survey found that the most annoying phrases included apostrophes in the wrong place, confusing similar spellings such as “there” with “their” or “where” and “were”, overlapping exclamation marks and the heavy use of acronyms.The survey also revealed that the toughest online daters are those aged 18 to 34.Of these, 58 per cent are reluctant to continue a relationship with someone who makes frequent grammar or spelling mistakes, compared with 52 per cent of 35 to 54-year-olds and 48 per cent of over-55s.Georgiana Niven, 41, from Maidstone, Kent, says she takes spelling very seriously.Ms Niven said: “I’ve been single for three years and CAN’t remember how many times I’ve turned down a date because someone destroyed the English language.My friends say I’m too picky, but I can’t have a drink with someone who can’t spell my name wrong or tell the difference between too and to or your and you’re.”A previous study by Tilburg University in the Netherlands showed that spelling mistakes in dating profiles are often seen as inattentive, making the writer less attractive.(Qiao Ying)