We all have something of a mental wish-list when it comes to dating. Whether it’s good looks, a certain hair colour, physique or a good job, most of us have a good idea of what we want in our perfect partner.
But what is the number one trait people in the UK look for in a potential mate? You might think it would be rugged good looks or a healthy bank balance, but according to an infographic on the science and mathematics of love by Serenata Flowers, it is, fact, wit.
For both men and women, their research found that wit and sense of humour are above all else in the partner-stakes, meaning that if you can make a data laugh you’ve got an excellent chance of a serious relationship.
The prevalence of wit wasn’t the only surprise in their research, which also revealed that one in five men in the UK believe that they should be their ideal woman’s first sexual partner. One in four men and women, however, believe that their partner should have had four sexual partners before them.