INFOGRAPHIC: Go Green, Get a Date?


Going green could significantly increase your chances of snagging a date this Valentine’s Day, according to a recent survey from Timberland.

The outdoor apparel brand surveyed more than 1,000 men and women to find out how important green behaviors are when it comes to finding – and keeping – true love. The results may surprise you.

More than three-quarters (77 percent) of people find eco-minded behaviors an attractive quality in a mate, and nearly half (46 percent) say they would question whether to date someone who littered, according to survey findings.

More than half (54 percent) of surveyed daters say an outdoor adventure, like a hike or walk in the park, is an ideal outing, while 23 percent selected tree-planting or other projects to improve the environment.

But don’t take your eco wooing too far. Survey findings warn that putting the environment before romance at all costs could be a turnoff. Nearly half of participants (46 percent) indicated that dates who insisted they order environmentally responsible food (such as organic or locally-grown) or picked them up on a bicycle (43 percent) might be shown the door.

To assist you in your eco-conscious courting, Timberland teamed up with the dating experts at OKCupid to create this handy Green Guide to Dating and Love – full of dos, don’ts and creative ideas for finding and keeping your green love. For more eco no-nos, check out the infographic below.

green, love, dating, relationships, romance, eco-friendly, Timberland, Eco-Love Survey

Infographic by Timberland

Homepage Image: Flickr/cjmaru

Recent Posts
Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni

Latest posts by Mary Mazzoni (see all)