Cigarettes are a major turn off and most men tend to avoid girls that smoke.When a man spots a beautiful girl on a crowded street, his interest might be immediately peaked.Probably for the same reason there are far fewer marriages in which a smoking wife is married to a non-smoking husband (only 6.5%) than there are marriages in which a smoking husband is married to a non-smoking wife (11%).
Jimmy Hafrey Jimmy, lover, blogger, vaper and ex-smoker.
I’ve been blogging about and supporting Vaping since 2009.
A recent study on lying in dating profiles found that the characteristic that people reported being most dishonest about is their smoking habits.
Unlike other qualities that people might be dishonest about, like adding an inch to their height or taking five pounds off their weight, there are real costs to being in a relationship with a smoker (particularly in terms of health), costs that non-smokers can simply avoid by finding themselves a non-smoking partner.
The data certainly makes it look that way (for example only 17% of married women smoke compared to 22% of never married women) but that evidence doesn’t control for the fact that never married men and women are also more likely to have less education (and that less educated people are more likely to be single).
There is research (cited as a working paper below and whose data I have used here) that shows men who smoke tend to be married to less educated wives than men who do not smoke, which isn’t that surprising given that smoking women are in relatively short supply and less educated women smoke more than do educated women. “Separating Fact From Fiction: An Examination of Deceptive Self-Presentation in Online Dating Profiles” Perspectives Social Psychology Bulletin 34.
Women who smoke spend a lot of time tied to their cigarettes.
Nothing ruins a date faster than when the girl has to step outside every hour to smoke a cigarette.
When markets are thin, there are few buyers and sellers and so it is difficult to achieve an equilibrium in which buyers and sellers can settle on a price at which they both want to trade and few transactions take place.
If the market for smokers is thin, then, smokers are more likely to still be single when the market clears because it will be harder for them to find a partner who has all the qualities that they hoped for in a mate simply because they are searching within a smaller pool of singles than are non-smokers.
You will definitely make a bad first impression on the parents if you meet them with a cigarette between your teeth.