Poll: Meet the 'perfect woman’
When it comes to the ideal woman, brains trump beauty for the majority of Americans.
Last month, "60 Minutes" and Vanity Fair asked Americans what traits make up the ideal man. This month, they sought to find “the perfect woman.”
MSN Living: Survey: Meet 'The Perfect Man'
The poll posed the question, “Which type of woman is more desirable?” A majority of respondents (55 percent) prefer a bold and experienced woman over a sweet and innocent woman.
When asked about a woman’s most important quality, four out of 10 Americans picked “being a good mother.” Intelligence was the second-most desired trait at 33 percent. A sense of humor ranked third, and only 1 percent of respondents said physical beauty was the most important quality.
MSN Living: There's no such thing as a perfect man
Other interesting findings:
- When asked which TV character they’d most like to marry, 23 percent of American men said Penny from "The Big Bang Theory." (Last month, ladies picked McDreamy from "Grey's Anatomy" as the ideal husband.)
- When asked, “which favorite movie would make the perfect woman no longer perfect?” one in four men said “Fatal Attraction” was a deal-breaker. Twenty-one percent chose "Twilight."
- “Your ideal woman is least likely to . . .” Thirty-three percent of men said “smoke,” and 17 percent said “get plastic surgery.”
Read more about the "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair poll here.
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