Table 2 Impact of seven facial disfigurements on the ability to find a partner: dating agents’ opinions
MenWomen
Mean rank* (95% CI)Mean rank* (95% CI)
Visible missing tooth2.20 (1.68 to 2.72)†‡§¶1.95 (1.49 to 2.41)†‡§¶
Strong acne2.20 (1.71 to 2.69)†‡§¶2.00 (1.62 to 2.38)†‡§¶
Large exotropia3.53 (3.06 to 3.99)3.60 (3.14 to 4.06)¶
Large esotropia4.13 (3.61 to 4.64)4.13 (3.67 to 4.62)§
Strongly protruding ears4.49 (3.95 to 5.02)†5.71 (5.21 to 6.20)†‡§¶
Very large nose5.41 (4.91 to 5.91)†‡§4.87 (4.39 to 5.35)†‡
Large facial scar5.48 (5.00 to 5.95)†‡§¶4.68 (4.16 to 5.19)†§
  • *Ranked from 1, the strongest impact, to 7, the least strong impact.

  • †Differs significantly from exotropia after Holm correction.

  • ‡Differs significantly from esotropia after Holm correction.

  • §Differs significantly from exotropia after Holm correction if only persons with internet access are considered.

  • ¶Differs significantly from esotropia after Holm correction if only persons with internet access are considered.