Call off the search, Mr Perfect does not exist: Poll of 2,000 women failed to find ONE woman who was completely happy with her man
Mr Right Men leaving nail clippings out is one of the top turn-offs
Ladies searching for Mr Right, look away now. The ‘perfect man’, it seems, does not exist.
While many chaps have positive attributes, the majority are deeply flawed.
In fact, in a study of 2,000 women, most ranked their partner as only 69 per cent perfect.
Included in a list of 20 common shortfalls are failing to make an effort with their partner’s friends, criticising their driving and the inability to multi-task.
Other male failings include leaving the toilet door open, watching too much sport and poor personal grooming.
Nikki McReynolds, marketing director for Remington, which commissioned the study, said: ‘It seems women are quite realistic on what they look for from their partner.
‘While they might happily overlook a few common flaws, there are certain behaviours that men just won’t get away with.’
The research found a third of women will turn a blind eye to their man watching too much sport – as long as they listen to them when it counts.
But one in five women is convinced her mischievous partner only pretends to listen to them, while others believe it’s ‘in one ear and out the other’.
Thankfully, one in five would forgive leaving the toilet seat up, while the leniency also stretches to those who don’t help with the cooking.
A quarter of women said dodgy dancingwas forgivable, but bugbears such as clothes being left on the bedroom floor and snoring can count against men.
And guys beware: Leaving the toilet dirty, not making an effort with their partner’s family and using her toothbrush are definitely big no-nos.
Leaving out nail clippings, growing ascruffy beard or being too much of a mummy’s boy are other sure fire ways to guarantee ‘imperfection’.
When asked what would make the perfect man, a good personality came top, followed by a sense of humour and looks.
Miss McReynolds said: ‘The average guymay not be able to compete with the image of a David Beckham, but thereare still a number of small changes they can do to make a big difference.’
TOP 20 IMPERFECTIONS IN MEN…
1. Not getting on with her family
2. Using her toothbrush
3. Leaving the toilet dirty
4. Hating her friends
5. Not being good with children
6. Being lazy
7. Having a big bushy beard that you never shave
8. Leaves nail clippings out
9. Driving like a boy racer
10. Being grumpy
11. Being a mummy”s boy
12. Using the toilet with the door open
13. Leaving dirty washing on the floor
14. Unkempt facial hair
15. Criticising her driving
16. Burping or farting
17. Not liking dogs
18. Not helping with washing up
19. Watching too much sport
20. Not helping with the cooking