Struggling in the dating market? Then you can check your spelling.
Research has shown that poor writing and grammar can hinder romance.
And would-be Romeos would be well advised to avoid slang, abbreviations and emojis in messages to lovers.
A survey of more than 1,000 people by dating app Badoo found that 69% of single Brits are “turned off” by poorly written messages in the early stages of courtship.
Almost half of online daters (49 per cent) sent messages with little to no punctuation – and schoolboys make mistakes like this ruin their chances of intimacy, with 42 per cent admitting to being put off by a lousy text while ‘sexting’ their partner.
44 percent say they would dump a lover for a sloppy letter because it shows laziness.
And 40 percent say “text conversations” — like WUU2 (“what are you up to?”) or LOL (“laugh out loud”) — are a turn-off.
And you better get it right from the start, as 69 percent believe that the first message reveals more about a suitor’s personality than their dating profile.