The study looked at the anonymous user data provided by 75,000 members of dating site EliteSingles. By comparing user opinions on the sex appeal of popular hobbies, the study was able to determine what pastimes Australians deem attractive in a partner – and which tend to turn them off.
The results showed that some of the more mundane domestic pursuits are in fact surprisingly popular with those seeking love: fine dining, reading, gardening, photography, cinema and arts & crafts all made it into the top ten list of most alluring partner hobbies. Travelling topped the list for both women and men.
Surprisingly, hobbies traditionally seen as ‘impressive’ fell short; hiking, climbing, sailing and adventure sports all failed to make the top ten, and rugby was ranked in the bottom three, along with equestrian sports and racket sports.
The 10 most appealing hobbies were:
- Fine Dining
- Health and fitness
- Arts & Crafts