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Survey: Meet 'The Perfect Man'

He loves his mom and eats meat.

By Kristin Wong May 11, 2012 5:26PM

Photo: George Shelley/Getty ImagesWell, the guys are going to love this one.

While there may be someone out there who's perfect for you, we all know the perfect person simply doesn’t exist. Still, researchers wanted to know what qualities women want in men, and their results reveal "the perfect man."

According to the poll by Austin Reed, the perfect man earns about $77K a year, drinks beer and drives an Audi.

But wait, men. Before you get bent out of shape, there's even more.

Women also want men to have stylish clothes, a good body and a clean-shaven face. In fact, in the survey of 2,000 women, they list those qualities as a "must." The hipster beards just aren't cutting it anymore.

The perfect guy also can swim, rides a bike, and makes family his top priority.

Anything else?

Yep. Eighty-six percent of women polled say they want a sensitive man who calls his mom regularly and cries during movies.

According to The Huffington Post, a spokesperson for Austin Reed 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. While women don’t want a man to be too preened, they would like him to be stylish and up to date with current trends."

And we're not even done yet. Women also prefer men to be 6 feet tall with short, dark hair and brown eyes. Can we be any more specific? Yes, we can. He must also be a carnivore.

I, for one, respectfully disagree with these results. Among other "imperfect" traits, my ideal man drives a '97 Nissan and can't swim for crap.

Here's a full list of qualities the perfect man apparently possesses:

  1. 6 feet tall
  2. Toned and athletic
  3. Brown eyes
  4. Short dark hair
  5. Smart dress sense
  6. Beer drinker
  7. Non-smoker
  8. Wears smart jeans, shirt and a V-neck jumper
  9. Gets ready in 17 minutes
  10. Stylish
  11. Wants a family
  12. Earns £48,000 ($77,000) a year
  13. Loves shopping
  14. Eats meat
  15. Clean shaven
  16. Smooth chest
  17. Watches soaps
  18. Enjoys watching football
  19. Drives an Audi
  20. Educated to degree level
  21. Earns more than his other half
  22. Jokes around and has a laugh
  23. Sensitive when his wife/girlfriend is upset
  24. Says 'I love you' only when he means it
  25. Admits it when he looks at other women
  26. Has a driver's license
  27. Can swim
  28. Can ride a bike
  29. Can change a tire
  30. Calls mom regularly

Tell us on Facebook: What do you want in the perfect man?

Photo: George Shelley/Getty Images

787Comments
Nov 14, 2012 10:04PM
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Women want all of that, and all men want is a woman who doesn't get fat after the wedding.
Oct 11, 2012 5:03AM
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Jul 5, 2012 1:17PM
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24 out of 30. I may never make 77 a year, but I'm totally comfortable with that. Also, Audi's are kinda meh.
May 22, 2012 4:46PM
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What woman actually wants a man who watches soaps?
May 19, 2012 3:11AM
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-_- Whoever they inteviewed don't live in the real world. My ideal guy has a job (a legal one), treats me decently, and makes his family top priority

May 17, 2012 6:01AM
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Real men don't drive Audi's, they drink everything and believe no women should go without. Porsche is the car of choice and has little time to watch TV. Women come and go but as long as they keep coming, and they will, thats Ok. I wear coveralls to work and make 150,000 and women just love my beard and hairy chest. Audi? Give me a break.
May 17, 2012 5:41AM
May 17, 2012 4:01AM
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lol change the gender parts #'s 23, 24 & 25 to female and this could be the perfect woman. What a total generalization for simple minded people.
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