Dating Site Discovers Nickelback Universally Hated

She likes Nickelback

It’s true, folks. A new study out of the U.K. has found that if you’re a fan of the music of Nickelback, don’t mention that shit on a first date. Well, no shit Sherlock! I wouldn’t mention it to my cat let alone a first date.

Tastebuds.fm, the UK-based dating site which uses music taste to match singles, conducted the study, asking their members to name up to 12 bands whose music they couldn’t stand.

Over 1,600 users responded, with Nickelback and Justin Bieber leading the nominations by a sizeable margin. The other artists that had the dubious honour of making it into the top 10 turnoffs were Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Coldplay, U2, Creed, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne and Britney Spears.

“We were curious to know which bands people would be most horrified to discover when browsing their date’s iPod,” explains Alex Parish, who founded the site with band-mate Julian Keenaghan, “as although sharing musical tastes with your partner is not the be all and end all it can certainly help in maintaining a harmonious relationship, and we’ve seen it’s a great conversation starter.“

The study also examined how men and women’s musical turnoffs differed. Women were more often turned off by female acts: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj all made it into the women’s top 20 turnoffs but were nowhere to be seen in the men’s top 20 selections.

Some notable bands that men were turned off by — but that didn’t register with the ladies — include Oasis, Mumford and Sons, Kings of Leon, Eminem and Kanye West.

And that was another waste of money and resources, brought to you the folks at “Who Gives A Fuck?”

Notice no one said Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Lamb of God, Mastodon, or any other metal band. That’s because metal rules.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Garrett

    i would be cool with oasis, mumfords ands sons and kings of leon.

  • Indigo the JEster

    yes Metal Rules about 20 years ago jerk! Try bands that are still around never had the stupid lyrics you couldn’t understand unless u read the insert in the ALBUM COVER (yes I said ALBUM!) Bands like Depeche Mode, Moz and even the Cramps RIP LUX!! suck it Metal SUX!!! RRRRRRAAAAAPPPPPE!!! DO THE HAMMER LOCK !!! CRAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      How the fuck old are you, grandpa?

    • Nona

      Depeche mode is metal? Go suck on some dubstep you half a wank.

  • Tampa_sucks

    Give me a Green Day girl every time!

  • sancho mcdonald

    a doctor once told me…’bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks’

    this article is just more proof hahahahah

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  • Amy

    Oh, good grief. I don’t care what my significant other listens to, as long as they don’t subject me to it over and over and over. That’s what headphones are for.