A singles survey of almost 5500 unattached adults conducted by MarketTools.com for Match.com sheds light on what singles look for in potential relationships. And yes, physical attraction still makes the list. I already blogged on what men look for in women. Now, let’s take a look at what women judge men on when considering a potential date.
The number 1 physical characteristic was the same as men: TEETH. A whopping 71% listed teeth. Obviously, that smile makes a difference!
The rest of the characteristics ranked as follows:
#2 Grammar (61%)
#3 Clothes (58%)
#4 Hair (53%)
#5 Nails/hands (52%)
#6 Have/Not having tattoo (34%)
#7 Shoes (29%)
#8 The car he drives (24%)
#9 Accent (22%)
#10 Electronic devices carried (9%)
It is interesting how important grammar is to making a good impression. Also, self-care is an issue. Women are paying attention to grooming.
In terms of the relationship, the most important ranked as follows:
#1 Someone who treats me with respect (84%)
#2 Someone I can trust and confide in (77%)
#3Someone who has a sense of humor and can make me laugh (58%)
#4 Someone who shares the same values I do (47%)
#5 Someone who is comfortable sharing his wants, needs and desires (46%)
Hmmm…only the women weighed in on values.
And what women voted as least important:
Someone who is eager to marry (6%)
Someone who eats similar foods (9%)
Someone who wants to have children and shares my political beliefs. (tied at 11%)
Someone who has a similar education level (12%)
Someone from the same ethnic background (14%)