Being yourself is important. But if you want a successful long-term relationship, there are two qualities that are even MORE important: being an open communicator with your partner, and being open to change. In a recent study, scientists surveyed over 5,500 singles and revealed their list of the top “relationship dealbreakers”. Here’s the top 11 – work on avoiding or improving as many of these as possible, and you can INCREASE your chances of a lasting relationship: Disheveled (unclean appearance). Lazy. Too needy. Lacks sense of humor. Lived more than 3 hours away from me. Bad sex. Lacks self-confidence. Too much TV/video games. Low sex drive. Stubborn. Talks too much.