No. No it couldn’t…
In the very definition of a ‘deal breaker’ it turns out that if you ever want to find the Rory to your Amy or the paving slab containing the former love of your life to your Elton, then you might have to ditch Doctor Who…or, you know, find someone who shares your interest that ultimately leads to a deep connection between the two of you that goes on to bloom into a lasting, fulfilling relationship…dating everybody!
Anywho, according to EliteSingles UK’s, you might have to turn off your favourite if you’re going to turn on your future spouse.
According to the site, Doctor Who is a bad choice. In fact, 22% of users ranked the sci-fi series in their top-three TV turn offs. However, fans of EastEnders are out of luck as well, as 54% would called the proverbial black cab for someone enamoured with the ‘doof doofs’, while, mind that tram Corrie fans, as 49% of users believe it’s about crush all your dreams (so I guess this means soap fans are casting envious eyes at those loved up Emmerdale fans, they really know how to make your Dingle tingle)
So far, so blah but, I hear you cry, what show am I going to replace Doctor Who with now I no longer wish to conform to a stereotype that blatantly doesn’t exist? (Hello you sexy wonderful, intelligent, diverse, well-read, fashionably attired, adorably devoted Doctor Who fans!) Well, elementary my dear Watson, it’s Sherlock, with a whopping 23% of British singles suggesting that the series makes you more attractive to the opposite sex…who may or may not be high-functioning sociopaths but still, beggars can’t be choosers.
This is followed by The Big Bang Theory at 23% and Game of Thrones at 22% which screams ‘I don’t really care about which TV show makes you more attractive – Just put anything and please free me from my sample survey nightmare’ (that sample size is pretty small – just 850 British singles aged 18-75 were surveyed – possibly because they were all huddled on the sofa after a chance encounter with a sexy Doctor Who fan lead to an evening of heavy petty with The Monster of Peladon…no, wait that doesn’t sound right).
Although the rest of the survey gets things largely right about which celebrities we’d like to share our box sets with – the men go for such telly temptresses as Billie Piper (Doctor Who), followed by Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), while the woman went for Aidan Turner (Poldark), followed by Idris Elba (Luther), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Arthur Lowe (Dad’s Army).
Okay, maybe not him but, why not him! Isn’t that the magic of dating? That regardless of your own set of peculiarities and preferences, there is someone out there who loves what you love, and loves you for what makes you who you are? I mean, i hope it is, otherwise we’re reliant on poor received, hastily filled-out surveys to help us make sense of the world.