Mentioning your mum or dad on a first date could scupper your chances of finding love, a survey found.
But while a third of men say hearing their date talk about her mother would be a turn-off, only one in five women would hate to be told about his dad.
The biggest mood killer for both sexes is the word “moist” – with half of women and four in 10 men saying it would spoil a romantic evening.
Singletons need to choose their words carefully, according to dating experts, who quizzed thousands of people looking for love to find out which words were the biggest turn-offs.
More than one in five women said they would run for the exit if they heard the word “slapper”, while others said using the word “sloppy”would be a slip-up and a small percentage did not want to hear their date say “sorry”.
More than a tenth of men were against hearing the word “limp”, which came third on the list of things to avoid.
And a tenth said they would also be put off by the word “small”, while almost one in 20 would be unsympathetic to hearing the word “headache”.
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Saucydates.com asked more than 3,000 members which words turned them off on a first date.
David Minns, from the sex and hook-up site, said: “Moist is hated by everyone, regardless of gender.
In fact, it has often been cited as the least popular word in the English language so is best avoided.
“It’s obviously a recipe for disaster on a first date, along with mentioning parents – which is a definite no-no.”