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The 'unsexiest hobbies' have been revealed and Gaelic football is among them

Listen up, singles.

MIDEAST ISRAEL JEWISH DIASPORA Source: AP/Press Association Images


Do you dabble in online dating? Have a bio written about your love of GAA and horse-riding? You may want to read on.

EliteSingleshas surveyed 60,000 Irish users in order to ascertain what hobbies and pastimes Irish people find sexy… and what pastimes they find decidedly unsexy.

The five hobbies that women found sexiest in a male partner were…

  1. Travel
  2. Cinema
  3. Fine Dining
  4. Health & Fitness
  5. Music

And as for the hobbies that women found least appealing?

It seems sport isn’t top of their priority list with the top 5 least sexiest hobbies comprised entirely of different sports, including Gaelic football.

  1. Racket sports
  2. Equestrian sports
  3. Winter sports
  4. Water sports
  5. Gaelic football & soccer

Main conclusion: hurling can still technically be described as ‘sexy’.


As for Irish lads?

Men and women seem to agree on what they find attractive in a partner and there’s almost 100% overlap between what both sexes deem sexy.

Here are the most attractive hobbies, according to men:

  1. Travel
  2. Cinema
  3. Health & Fitness
  4. Fine Dining
  5. Music

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And what turns men off?

Showjumping and plays, apparently.

  1. Equestrian
  2. Racket sports
  3. Water sports
  4. Art
  5. Theatre

So, what can we learn from all this?

  • Do use a photo from your travels in Thailand as your profiler.
  • Don’t mention your excitement for Wimbledon on the first date.
  • Do suggest going to see Jurassic World in the cinema.
  • Don’t brag about how many lengths you swim in the pool.
  • Do mention in passing that you go to the gym. (But seriously, don’t mention water sports, everyone hates them apparently.)

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