Aside from good looks and a sense of humor, it turns out most of us also want a mate who embraces green living.
A survey, conducted by Timberland, of more than 1,000 men and women found that more than three-quarters of Americans find eco-mindedness attractive — to an extent. What does that mean? While you may score points for recycling and turning the lights off, you may not attract too many potential mates by living off the grid in a shack in the woods.
Here are some findings from the survey:
Nearly half (46%) of Americans say they would question whether to date someone who littered. Other possible deal-breakers include refusing to recycle (15%), leaving the lights on when not at home (14%) and being a climate-change denier (14%).
More than half (57%) of Americans find spending time outdoors attractive, while being eco-minded around the house (50%) and practicing conscious consumption (30%) also rank high on the list.
Americans might be turned off if a date insisted they order environmentally responsible food (46%) or picked them up on a bicycle (43%).
Nearly one-third (30%) of Americans are attracted to those who consider the environmental impact of their purchases.
Spending time outdoors, like hiking or walking in the park, is considered an ideal date by 54% of Americans.
Tell us. Would you only date someone who is environmentally conscious?