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What Qualities do you Look for in a Mate?

What's on Your Check List When It Comes to Looking for a Mate?

Women are assertive and we definitely know what we want, especially when it comes to men according to a new article in the Daily Mail. David Brown, the managing director of commented that the women on his site aren't afraid to let the men know what it is they're looking for.

They are looking for a man in a similar way to looking for a mortgage — by going to websites, saying what they want and comparing what is out there.

To see the top 20 qualities of a Mr. Right according to this article, click here to

  1. 5'11'' tall
  2. Good looking
  3. 12.5 stone (175 lbs.)
  4. Earns more than £30,000 ($60,000)
  5. Blue eyes
  6. Dark-brown short hair
  7. Medium build
  8. Has a BA degree
  9. Never been married
  10. No children
  11. Three previous serious relationships
  12. Clean shaven
  13. Drives silver Mercedes
  14. Enjoys the cinema
  15. Likes eating out
  16. Has had less than six sexual partners
  17. Owns a £300,000 ($600,000) home
  18. Doesn't smoke
  19. Dislikes football
  20. Likes pets

This laundry list might seem a wee bit excessive, but I have a feeling you all have a check list of your own so ladies tell me, what's on yours?


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Lulu1981 Lulu1981 9 years
I think funny should be #1. Goods looks are fine initially, but not important in the long fun. I also like guys who aren't alcoholics.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
Interesting point lickety. I can kind of see what you are saying, but I think I disagree (if I'm interpreting correctly). I think people's lists can definitely be more superficial than others! A list that only includes physical traits and monetary amounts seems way more superficial than a list that contains important character traits like honesty or integrity. One of superficial's many definitions is "shallow". So I guess in order for lists to have equal superficiality, "integrity" and "drives a nice car" would have to have equal weight of importance. I can understand that for some people, those characteristics DO have equal weight, but I would argue that it's certainly more shallow to want someone who drives a mercedes over someone with integrity.
lms lms 9 years
Exactly Lickety...someone who made $60K would not generally have a $600K house and a mercedes. I never had a list b/c it is a bit ridiculous to expect anyone to live up to such rigid standards. Even if they had everything on the list they could be still be a dud.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
earns 60k a year and has a $600k home, how is that possible? things like sense of humor are hard to put on a list because what one person finds funny someone else does not. so this seems like a foundation, not the end of the "list". and what makes anyones list more superficial that anyone elses? people want what they want. is wanting long hair any "better" or "worse" than not minding if a woman is bald?
miss-krysta miss-krysta 9 years
if i wanted a man who disliked football, i'd be a lesbian. i agree with this man being completely generic. so really it's three things, tall, dark & handsome - which i'm fine with, but give me a little more. i like the BA though!
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 9 years
Hahaha, a silver Mercedes? That's a bit much. Minus that, I feel like I should start being the jealous type because my man matches the description to nearly a T!
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
Yeah, that list is a little odd... I don't really have much of one, but off the top of my head: 1. Taller than me 2. Left-handed (not a must, obvs, but for some reason every guy I've ever been with has been a lefty :)) 3. Artistic 4. Intelligent--this is VERY important to me, one of my few absolute must-haves, and something I'm picky about--I don't want him to be TOO smart, because I don't want someone constantly showing me up or making me feel dumb, but someone with whom I can debate, someone with different ideas who can make me think, someone who actually understands my little science compulsion, that sort of thing! 5. Ambition 6. Can make me laugh--especially important when I'm PMSing or stressed from school! 7. TRUSTWORTHINESS. Probably the only thing more important to me than intelligence. I want a guy who will hide nothing from me, and will make me feel like I have nothing to hide from him. 8. No pets--I love them, but I'm horribly allergic. 9. Non-smoker. 10. Respects me, treats me as his equal. 11. A gamer. Not hardcore, but someone I can pick up a 360 controller with and have fun with. 12. Loyal. 13. Cuddly. :)
whatthew00t whatthew00t 9 years
LOL this list is a tad unrealistic.
saranightly saranightly 9 years
All I have to say is yikes! If girls out there are being THAT picky, it's no wonder they are single! Plus, a $600,000 house in this area of the country would either be a) pretty nice waterfront property or b) something freakin enormous which no single man would ever need. I would be highly suspicious of a guy my age owning either - he'd either be into something shady or someone I'd never see because he's working 80 hour weeks! Crazy.
indielove indielove 9 years
Yes, TRUSTWORTHY is a must. Intellect...DUH, definitely a must for me!
emalove emalove 9 years
Compassionate, trustworthy, and outgoing are my #1s. Other traits I looked for were good sense of humor, loving, and intelligent.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
That is quite a list. I couldn't imagine being that picky. I hope when she meets a man she falls in love with someone who is nothing like this.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Interesting. :)
indielove indielove 9 years
OMG! How could I forgotten? WICKED sense of humor!
forlikeever forlikeever 9 years
Where is "funny" on that list?? That's like in my top 3 for sure..
smp7328 smp7328 9 years
While i tend to agree with some of the listed characteristics, some of them are just way off. So, here's my list of must-have's for my guy: 1. At least 5'10 2. Non-smoker 3. Physically Fit 4. Good Looking 5. Nice Smile 6. Dark Hair 7. Family Oriented 8. Ambitious 9. Sense of humor 10. Intelligent 11. Kind
indielove indielove 9 years
my list would be... Personality wise: Kind Respectful to others and their beliefs Is in no way cocky or arrogant(complete turn-off) NON-smoker Ambitious FAMILY-ORIENTED: has to be able to fit in well with my family and is close to his own. Honest and straightforward Cannot be bigoted/racist/prejudiced in any sense Is affectionate but isn't into disgusting PDA behavior. Physically: Taller than me Fairly attractive(I have to be attracted to him physically at least a little, if he's a really great guy personality-wise then his hotness level will skyrocket!) Dark hair and brown eyes(not a must but I'm more attracted to guys with darker hair and eyes)
legalbeagle legalbeagle 9 years
Yup... silver mercedes sounds about right lol Im just kidding.. seriously though ambition to do something he loves- no matter what the pay sense of humor the ability to make my knees weak and my family has to love him/he loves my family... we're italian, theres no way around that one!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Whoa! Women are very picky! My list isn't that picky hehe, here it is: taller then me Good looking Earns over $50,000/year dark eyes short hair (buzzed is the hottest) Medium build Drives a nicer car then me (I drive a '95 Caddy) Likes eating out AND always pays for dinner Experianced in the sack Acts like a gentleman (ie. compliments me, holds doors, lets me go off the elevator first) Likes animals Has an older sister!!! Seriously this is a biggie! Wants money. He needs to be motivated to always want more. I need that in my life. Close with his family.
Lil-Maw Lil-Maw 9 years
That is a really sad list! It makes me feel sorry for anyone who completely agrees with it because they're missing out on some great people and great relationships.
emmebeth emmebeth 9 years
In no particular order: 1. Taller than me 2. Attractive face 3. Has a BA, BS or higher 4. Ambitious 5. Honest 6. Less than 10 sexual partners 7. Intelligent 8. Witty and humorous 9. Does not live with parents 10. READS for fun 11. Similar religious background 12. Similar family structure 13. Appreciates art/ is artistic 14. Adventurous 15. Traveler 16. Respectful
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Good god that list is terrible! I want things like taller than I am, good build (it shows that he takes care of himself), decent looking, but I also want real qualities like respectful, helping, similar interests/wants/needs, motivated, successful (there are many interpretations on this). I could go on and on with my qualities, but I don't adhere to them and never stray.
else411 else411 9 years
Mine is pretty simple- Happiness/Happy- being happy in life is very precious, so generally happy people then have the rest of the qualities I like in a man. truthful kind fun responsible motivated + laughs with me/shares sense of humor Also I find that list funny because the person who made the list probably doesn't meet the expectations of the man who would fit that list.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 9 years
oops, i meant to say the entire list is silly. I think maybe 1 man could fit all those. Plus all the others are right, it mentions nothing about honesty, generosity, sense of humor, etc.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 9 years
These are from the UK, so asking a British man not to enjoy soccer means you get rid of 75% of viable candidates right there. Seems silly to me.
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