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As it turns out, dating a photographer is hard.
We've covered it before in an article about 41 reasons why you shouldn't date us. But, in a newly-released study, it seems people are less likely to choose a creative partner than one who has a steady job, is physically attractive or is kind.
The Research Is in; Creativity Is Out
What qualities are most important to you in a partner? Kindness? Possessing a similar political alignment? Attractiveness? Would those qualities change if you had to buy them?
Researchers at Swansea University in Wales set out to figure out what thousands of college students' ideal partners look like.
In order to do this, they chose 2,700 college students from all over the world and gave them a certain amount of money to "buy" personality traits and characteristics of their hypothetical future partner.
The researchers even compared answers from Eastern countries like Malaysia with Western countries like Australia.
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On average, the students spent 22-26% of their budget on kindness.
Physical attractiveness and "good financial prospects" came in 2nd and 3rd across the board. Although, men were willing to spend more money on physical attractiveness while women were willing to spend more on financial prospects.
Creativity continued to land within the least 3 sought after characteristics, alongside chastity and religiosity.
So, if you're a photographer and you're single you could be in for a long, arduous dating process.