TrueCar did a study about how your car can affect your love life. They asked people what their preferences are when it comes down to what a potential partner's car has options and features wise. There are other bits to the study but the main focus is going to be on the car itself.
These options and features could be added post-purchase or off the showroom floor. There are problems that may push away potential partners, too. Are you currently in a relationship? Or are you actively seeking a partner? Either way, here are the 10 ways your car can affect your love life.
8 Cars Most Associated With Relationship Aspects
The study by TrueCar shows the good and the bad aspects associated with a car. The study shows that the most financially stable partner drove a black colored sports car. As for a partner who showed the least amount of road rage owned a gold-colored crossover SUV. Partners who owned blue crossovers cheated on the least.
Hybrid/electric car owners cheated on their partner the least. As for the bad, the opposite belonged to people who drove a green coupe, white sports car, and silver and gold hatchbacks.
7 Car Most Associated With Relationship Aspects Broken Down
"According to our study, drivers with black vehicles or sports cars ranked as being the most financially stable, while those with white vehicles or sports cars often had the worst road rage," TrueCar advises avoiding silver cars or hatchbacks since they're the most unfaithful.
Also, TrueCar says to "leave certain crossovers and hatchbacks in the driveway." But also says that "partners with gold vehicles or crossovers had the least amount of road rage." It seems if these studied facts of this poll are followed a relationship can be started.
6 Likelihood Of Dating Drivers With Certain Car Accessories And Modifications
These accessories and modifications mean anything that the car either comes with or what someone adds to their car being visual, performance-based or anything else that can be thought of. TrueCar found that 77.6% of people were indifferent if their partner's car did not have an auxiliary port. 64.8% of people were indifferent if the sound system didn't work while 45.2% were indifferent if the sound system was functional.
63.5% of the people surveyed were indifferent if their partners' car had a ride-sharing service sign. 59.9% of the people who were studied did not care if their partner had bumper stickers on their car. 57.5% of the people studied said that they were neither for or against their partner having a spoiler on the car. The majority of people studied said that they were indifferent to almost everything else imaginable, but 62.5% said that they completely hated male hitch accessories.
5 Likelihood Of Dating Drivers With Certain Car Accessories And Modifications By Gender
In the TrueCar study, they broke down between which gender indicated what they fancied the most with what car accessories and modifications their partner had. Women seemed to mainly like the sound system, holiday decorations, hobby bumper stickers, specialty paint jobs, and a ride-sharing service sign.
Men are attracted to partners with sound systems, hobby bumper stickers, specialty paint jobs, spoilers, and holiday decorations.
4 Likelihood Of Dating Drivers With Broken Or Old Car Features
TrueCar asked people what they think is a red light for potential partners who have old or broken car features. 70.8% of people said they were unlikely to date someone with either broken seatbelts and no airbags. 62.3% percent of people were less likely to date someone with missing bumpers. 64.1% of people were less likely to date someone with a broken window while 57.7% of people were less likely to date someone with a broken taillight.
Almost 50% of people didn't care if their partner had either a spare tire on or doors were different colors. More than half of the people studied didn't mind rattling, dents, chipped paint, and manual windows.
3 Likelihood of Dating Drivers With Broken Or Old Car Features Between Genders
In the study of the previous topic, TrueCar broke it down into which genders said what about potential partners. The majority of men said that broken safety features or lack thereof, broken windows and side mirrors, broken taillight and missing bumpers were not likely to give a chance or second date.
That being said, the majority of men did not care if their partner was driving on a spare tire, different door colors, rattling, dents, chipped paint, and manual windows. The majority of women agreed that they were least likely to date a partner with broken safety features or lack thereof, broken windows and side mirrors, missing bumpers, broken taillights, different door colors, rattling, and driving on a spare tire.
2 Likelihood Of Dating Drivers With Certain Habits
TrueCar put out the study of what habits are acceptable or not to those who have the ability to drive. The study shows that the majority of people (between 29%-55%) are indifferent to those who; come to a complete stop at every single stop sign, drives the speed limit, blasts the music loudly, drives too slow, or drives too fast.
As for the people who were studied, the majority (between 25%-48%) of people are much less likely to date people who curses and yells at other drivers, use their cellphone while driving, has a car that smells like cigarette smoke, and leaves fast-food trash on the car floor.
1 Likelihood Of Dating Drivers With Certain Habits Between Genders
TrueCar said that in this study "men are more likely than women to date people who blast loud music, curse and yell at drivers, and drive too fast." As for the women, TrueCar says that "women are more likely than men to date people who use a turn indicator for every turn, come to a complete stop at every stop sign, and drive the speed limit."
TrueCar also stated that "on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 much more likely to date, nearly 44 percent of people rated the likelihood of dating someone who always used a turn signal a 6 or a 7."