What exactly do men and women look for in the perfect partner ?
This is the result of a new survey involving 1,000s of people in the UK.
The results being more interesting than they first seem.
What struck me about this was, it was not the usual ‘pick a celebrity’ or pick parts of well known people and stick them together.
Men were asked to pick the things that mattered most to them and where facts and figures such as height and income etc could be added then to do so.
The results were then collated and a very clear picture emerged, the main points outstripping others by a country mile.
A national newspaper took the results of the ‘ideal woman’ and set about trying to find a match to all the most popular results. The result will be seen as very predictable by women and before our female readers groan - stay with it.
Here is the supposed ideal woman based on the survey
She fits all the most important criteria laid down by men, and no before you say it, it’s not just visual aspects though clearly they must have been strong on the list.
What is more interesting is the results of what the women wanted.
They could not really pin down somebody to fulfil the criteria and provide a picture !
British women came up with many requirements but three main ones stood out massively from the rest - wiped the board with ’sense of humour’ ‘nice bum’ and handsome etc
This is what the result was and I kid you not:
Earn £60,000+ per year
Drive a Mercedes Benz
Own their own house in the home counties
I think it raises a serious and interesting point - the differences over this wide ranging survey have produced what most would regard as clichéd results.
But then I’ve always held that clichés and generalizations only persist because they hold a basic truth - they must do by definition.
This once again, to my mind at least, stokes the furnace of my much vaunted Caveman argument.
I think these results show an underlying truth, I believe much of it is subliminal and natural.
Not connivingly conceived. For example a women drawn to a rich man is labelled a gold digger, this is unfair as for many it is not a conscious thought or scheme it’s just that some women find this aspect subliminally attractive.
Likewise with men. If you look at Malene in another way, she shows all the aspects of being a perfect mate with whom to breed ! I know this sounds strange but it is standard in the animal kingdom and natural world and I feel it still applies genetically to us today as it did in Neanderthal times.
The good news is I get one of the three requirements that women are looking for !
The bad news is 1 out 3 ain’t good - to paraphrase Meatloaf.
I open this up to opinions but suggest they are wide ranging and take in the overall, rather than being specific to just your own or one opinion.
What exactly are we looking for in each other ? Being honest as well not ethereal !