Mr Perfect? He doesn"t exist! And here"s 20 reasons why…

Mr Perfect He doesn”t exist! And here”s 20 reasons why…

Bad habits

Mr Right Men leaving nail clippings out is one of the top turn-offs

Ladies who are still searching for the perfect man should give up now – because he doesn”t exist.

Researchers found that while many women happily admit their other half has a string of positive attributes, most ranked their man as only 69 per cent perfect.

Overall, more than three quarters were of the belief that there is no such thing as the “perfect man”.

The study of 2,000 women found men”s common shortfalls as leaving the toilet door open, watching too much sport or poor personal grooming.

Otherman failings included an inability to multi-task, criticising their partner”s driving and failing to get on with her family.

NikkiMcReynolds, Marketing Director for Remington which commissioned the research, said: “It seems that women are actually quite realistic on what they look for from their partner.

“Whilethey might happily overlook a few common flaws from their guys, there are certain behaviours that men just won”t get away with.”

The research found one 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 are convinced their mischievous partner only pretends to listen tothem while others believe it”s “in one ear and out the other”.


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

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 dancing was forgivable, but bugbears such as clothes being left on the bedroom floor and snoring can count against British men.

And they should beware, leaving the toilet dirty, not making an effort with their partner”s friends and family and using her toothbrush are definitely big no no”s.

Leaving out nail clippings, growing a big bushy, unruly beard or being too much of a mummy”s boy are other sure fire ways to guarantee “imperfection”.

Other imperfections include “driving like a boy racer” or “not paying the kids enough attention” and general laziness.

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Unkempt facial hair is a further flaw, but two thirds of women like if it”s well maintained, with tidy stubble being the preferred choice.

Given the chance, sixteen per cent of women would raid their partner”s wardrobe and change his dress sense to make him perfect, while a bit more income and a bit less booze featured on many wish lists.

When asked what would make the perfect man, a good personality came top, securing 35 per cent of the votes, while sense of humour is what counts for a quarter of women.

Another one in four said looks and a sense of style would tick their boxes.

Additionally, one fifth of women said their perfect man would rarely lose his temper, be well groomed and display good personal hygiene.
The research was carried out to mark the launch of Remington”s new Touch Control beard and stubble trimmer.

Spokeswoman Nikki McReynolds added: “It”s clear that while guys may not be completely perfect, there are plenty of things they can be perfect in, in order to please their partner.

“As long as guys take the time to look after themselves, be attentive and keep up appearances then their partner will be willing to overlook the smaller pet peeves.

“The average guy may not be able to compete with the image of a David Beckham, and their partners don”t expect them to – but there are still a number of small changes they can do to make a big difference.”

And it was Becks who topped the poll of “perfect celebrity man”, leaving the likes of low-scoring Alex Reid, Mark Wright and Gordon Ramsay with work to do.