We all remember the rejection of being turned down for a date or not being asked by that certain someone who we were sure would see how wonderful we were if only they would ask us out. The rules of love and romance change constantly but the reasons why you are denied love and romance are fairly consistent and this infographic puts into graphic form some of those very reasons. The dating infographic ends with the tagline by WeLoveDates.com, Love is on our side. Say what? Love is usually pummeling us both physically and emotionally. Sure love is great at times, but it also wallops us when we least expect it and gives us a dose of humility we never like the taste of, but I digress…

Labeled as an interesting survey about online dating, the infographic shows topics that can hinder your probability of being asked out on a date. As a surprise to no one, smoking is a big turn-off at 76%. I thought it would have been higher in our current health-at-all-costs generation. Other results are provided that are as expected, such as people would rather date someone who is physically attractive (points off more misspelling physical as phisical) rather than having a good personality. Would you date someone who had dated a friend?: 63% said they would not. And no one wants to date someone who is doing drugs…well, some said it depends on drug.

But the secret to a good infographic is providing information or statistics that surprise you and there are a few here. It is surprising, to me at least, that 59% of the people surveyed would date someone with children and almost 70% would date a work colleague (misspelled as coleague). Usually work relationships are shunned for obvious potential awkward reasons.

The presentation is clean and the colors go well enough together, but the spacing on the text is questionable in many places such as the number percentages being to close the answers (Yes and 37% aren’t separated by enough space). But other than that the choice of fonts is safe and easily readable. The graphics are a mish-mash of stock images and therefore don’t play well together, such as using “info-people” with the question of would you date people who had previously dated friends andthen  using realistic silhouettes of humans for the next question. Why not use consistent outlines of people? I was also confused about the length of ash on the cigarette? Shouldn’t the ash be 76% of the length?

As with many infographics I see nowadays, the time to make a really quality design isn’t applied here. I think it’s obvious when there are two spelling mistakes within such a small amount of graphical text. The graphics are not uniform and only 7 questions are used in a stacked format so information is limited

Unfortunately this infographic on dating will be sitting home waiting for the phone to ring.

Design: C
Average design with nothing to stand it out. Use of clip graphics could have be uniform, but there is no plan or thought to keep the piece unified.

Information: C
No sources are given and the information is so-so at best; no eye-openers here and 2 typos really hurt with so little text.

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