Charlotte Bridge, 06.28.2016

Considering a TV date night? How your taste in TV shows affects your attractiveness

Many Americans have become accustomed to the phrase ‘Netflix and Chill’ and the popularity of a TV date night is certainly on the increase. Our latest survey of 1300 Americans revealed that your taste in TV clearly matters and here’s what’s hot and what’s not (according to them!)

The One to Watch

So which shows make you more attractive? Opinions are divided, but NCIS took the top spot, with 32% agreeing it’s the one to watch. It may not be the most traditionally romantic television genre but crime came up again, with Criminal Minds named the third most attractive show (26% of Americans polled agreed). But die hard comedy fans have no fear! The Big Bang Theory came in as the second most attractive show to be a fan of (31%).

However, there’s bad news for fans of The Young and the Restless with 47% of survey participants indicating that it is the least attractive show to like. This was closely followed by General Hospital with 44% of respondents concluding that watching this soap is unattractive. Other TV turnoffs include loving The Walking Dead (a no-no for 31% of singles) and being a devotee of Modern Family (repellent for 11%)

TV date: Yay or Nay?

So for those who enjoy cuddling on the couch on date night, what do other Americans think? When asked if watching a TV series at home was a good idea for a date, 62% of men thought it was, compared to just 46% of women. As well as gender, age certainly seems to play a part on opinions on TV dates. A massive 84% of 18-29 year olds think watching a TV series at home is a great date idea. 75% also think that it’s a suitable topic of conversation on a first date and a whopping 82% think having the same taste in TV shows makes you more attractive!

On the flipside, a staggering 51% of 50-75 year olds would rather not watch TV on a date. 38% in this age bracket also believe that taste in TV shows is irrelevant to finding a partner. Evidently, preference in TV shows is much more important to younger generations than older ones.

Netflix and Chill: The Celebrity Edition

For many, it’s less about the TV show picked on date night but rather who they’re sharing it with. Indeed, we asked American singles who they’d most like to cuddle on the couch with to their favorite show and men revealed their pick is Kaley Cuoco (the blonde, bubbly Penny from The Big Bang Theory). On the other hand, women chose NCIS’ Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly in real life) as TVs hottest hunk.

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