I never thought that this thread would gain such attention. I appreciate every single contribution to the thread. I have observed that some of the posts may have ruffled some feathers in one way or another, and that is totally understandable. Looking back, the thread was premised on "items" on our profiles that will make other people jump to the next gent/lady. Having said that, it surely is quite difficult to avoid being defensive at times if our own personal circumstance is something others consider a "turn-off". Responses are not to be taken as an attack on our personal circumstances, but rather, a mere expression of another person's preference. We are all entitled to our own preferences, and we all are entitled to be respected for having such preferences.
On another note, I am happy that this thread has been helpful to a number of people. Personally, I use the responses here to introspect and identify my own weaknesses such that I may work to improve on them.