From leaving clothes in the washer to not cleaning the lint tray — 85% of Americans look out for these 'laundry red flags'

On the hunt for your soulmate? Then you may want to pay attention to the way they do their laundry. A survey of 2,000 Americans found 70% of people pay close attention to what a person wears on a first date, and 85% can point to several "laundry red flags" — laundry-related misgivings that bother people — that they take into consideration. Those red flags include not cleaning the lint tray (47%), leaving clothes in the washer (42%) and using the "wrong" detergent or bleach brand (40%). For the 86% of respondents already in a relationship, 82% are willing to look beyond their partner's bad habits and do their laundry for them if they're too busy or had a long day. Commissioned by LG Electronics and conducted by OnePoll, the study also revealed a connection between a person's "love language" — defined by five different characteristics of affection — and how they approach laundry. Seventy-one percent of people who connect with words of affirmation - verbal affection - have had a meaningful conversation over the phone with someone while doing laundry.

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