Washington: Most singles say that race and religion are not an issue when it comes to dating, but body odour in a man and moustaches on women are likely to be deal breakers, according to a poll.

The survey conducted by Research Now, found that reflecting the growing popularity of social media and the Internet, around 53 percent of the single Americans said that they used online dating, and 56 per cent said they rely on the Internet for advice, rather than a trusted friend or confidant, media reported.

The poll, which was released by Oxygen Media, also found that 57 per cent of men say that they would go on a second date after having sex on a first date, while only 28per cent of women say the same thing. It was suggested that 90 per cent of Latino and African-American women, and 85 per cent of white respondents said they were ok with having a future partner of a different race than their own.

The online survey also found that 80 per cent of the 833 people questioned said that they would be fine with a future partner practicing a different religion than their own. It was claimed that 68 per cent of men revealed that spotting a moustache on a woman is the top deal-breaker.