Winter Turn On’s and Turn Off’s

Leave these cozy (but frumpy) boots for the home.

It’s officially the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean your cold weather style has to be lackluster as well. We asked our Match.com members what winter attire of the opposite sex turns them on, and which garb they should leave in the mud room when heading out on a date. Gents, do you often find yourself growing out your facial scruff from No-shave-mber to mid March? Ladies, can you often be seen tromping through snow in a puff coat that looks like you moonlight as the Abominable Snowman? Find out if your winter-wear trends have you exciting or frightening your dates:

Men’s Winter Trends

Facial Hair: Turn On

Don’t say no to the ‘mo- 64% of women said they’d be “very or somewhat turned on” by a man with some stubble

 

Winter Fleece: Turn On

Don’t release the fleece! 66% of women said they’d be “very or somewhat turned on” by a man who kept his bod warm with a fleece

 

Toboggan Hats: Turn Off

Toboggan or not toboggan? 78% of women said they be “somewhat or very turned off” by a man rocking a toboggan hat

Ear Muffs: Turn Off

Did you hear? 84% of women said they’d be “somewhat or very turned off” by any fluff or muffs covering those earlobes.

Puff Coats: Turn Off

They may be warm- but you’ve been warned. 77% of women said they’d be “somewhat or very turned off” by a puffy jacket disguising your frame.

Women’s Winter Trends

Fur: Turn On

Whether its faux or fo-real, 58% of men said they’d be “very or somewhat turned on” by a women in fur.

Scarf: Turn On

Scarves make him swoon: 88% of men said they’d be “very or somewhat turned on” by a woman who sported a scarf on a date

Oversized Sweater: Turn Off

Don’t hide your figure, sista! 71% of men said they’d be “somewhat or very turned off” by a women in an oversized sweater.

Ugg Boots: Turn Off

Keep your toesies toasty at home or with friends- 54% of men said they’d be “somewhat or very turned off” by a women tromping in Ugg boots on a date.

Hairy Legs: Turn Off

We probably don’t surprise you here. 93% of men said they’d be “somewhat or very turned off” by a women with winter grown legs… which also leads us to the question, 7% of men find it a turn on?

Have you committed any of these first date fashion faux pas in the winter months? Do you disagree with any? Tell us in the comments below.

9 Comments

  1. Emma Lilac
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I dunno….I like me a man in earmuffs. And toboggan hats are very Holden Caulfield-chic.

  2. Jenna
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “Scarves make him swoon: 88% of men said they’d be “very or somewhat turned on” by a *man* (?!?!) who sported a scarf on a date” — typo?

  3. John S
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Uugs, and beards? Come on, kids… who cares? If y9ou do, you need to grow up before you comment!

  4. Sandy
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I shave my legs.
    How about you shave your face?

  5. cheri7flame
    Posted January 15, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    I like what John S said. I think one should try to look good at all times,
    but it is very important to dress for the weather. You can dress well
    every time and still be warm. Someone is always going to either like or
    dislike something. Please yourself, while trying to look good is the way
    to good. It never hurts to listen to how others feel. Be yourself, and the
    right person will come along and accepts you.

  6. cheri7flame
    Posted January 15, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t know how to go back and correct. What I meant was to say:
    Please yourself, while trying to look good is the way to GO. C!

  7. sherri
    Posted January 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Big ugly turn off for women that men do during th winter is use a pocket hankerchief to blow there nose over and over again putting it back in the same pocket …How Gross

  8. Posted July 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    how about heated jacket or fleece jacket? it is definitely a smart choice for snowy winter outdoors. Shouldn’t it be a turn on?

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