Women's idea of the perfect man A 6ft, 48k-a-year, beer-drinking meat-eater with an Audi
14:31 GMT, 6 April 2012
With his clean-shaven face, height and good salary (a good sight more than 48k), TV presenter Steve Jones is said to be the perfect man
Many men would suggest that women are a difficult to please bunch.
But in actual fact, it transpires there's an easy way for men to make themselves irresistible to women.
They just need to be able to tick every box on a checklist of demands women have said contribute to the perfect man.
According to the list, the perfect man eats meat, drives an Audi and phones his mother twice a week, a poll of women revealed today.
He also drinks lager or beer, not wine or spirits, and earns a comfortable 48,000 a year.
The ideal male will also be 6ft tall, have short dark hair and smart dress sense – similar to that of U.S. X Factor host Steve Jones.
Vegetarians were revealed to be a turn off, while being clean shaven and in possession of a smooth, hair-free chest (take note, Simon Cowell) were said to be a bonus.
The findings surfaced in a poll of 2,000 women carried out by clothing brand Austin Reed.
A spokesman said: 'It would seem that women have high expectations when it comes to the perfect man.
'How a man is presented is obviously going to be a huge part of that.
'Whilst women don’t want a man to be too preened, they would like him to be stylish and up to date with current trends.
'It also nice to see that women favour a smart appearance, as opposed to sportswear.'
The study also found the ideal man should also have a degree and hold down a decent job.
Hot wheels: Driving an Audi was said to contribute to women's notion that a man was 'perfect', according to the study
A demanding 15 per cent said they would insist on a suitor having at least a master’s degree or a PHD.
But 70 per cent of girls said they would prefer to date a man who earned more than them.
THE PERFECT MAN IS…
Six feet tall
Muscly, toned and athletic
Short dark hair
Smart dress sense
A beer / lager drinker
Wears smart jeans, shirt and a
Gets ready in 17 minutes
Wants a family
Earns 48,000 a year
Enjoys watching football
Drives an Audi
Educated to degree level
Earns more than you
Jokes around and has a laugh
Sensitive when you are upset
Tells you he loves you only when he means it
Admits it when he looks at other women
Holds a driving licence
Can ride a bike
Can change a tyre
Rings mum regularly
The poll also revealed girls don’t
like their other half to be too ‘deep’ with 43 per cent preferring their
chap to joke around and have a laugh rather than enjoy in-depth
Although 86 per cent of girls want a
man who is sensitive, 64 per cent only want him to say ‘I love you’ when
he really means it.
The poll found 39 per cent of women
would want her man to love shopping, but a third said they would like a
man to leave the shopping side of things to her.
Interestingly women would rather her
ideal man enjoy watching sport at the pub than watch soap operas and
reality TV shows with them.
Surprisingly two thirds of women would rather Mr Perfect admitted it when he is eyeing up other girls, rather than trying to cover it up.
Other ‘must haves’ were that the ideal man should hold a driving license, must be able to swim and be able to ride a bike.
And girls like a handy man – the poll found that he should be able to change a car tyre, be able to knock down a door in an emergency and competently rewire a plug.
But it’s not all about being a macho man – Mr Right also has to phone his mother regularly and cry during films.
A spokesman for Austin Reed added: 'Women certainly know what they want when it comes to that dream man.
'Some of the criteria in the list is pretty superficial and it doesn’t really matter if every man doesn’t tick all the boxes.
'But on face value you have to be attracted to a man and how a man presents himself is going to one of the first things you notice and key to the level of attraction.