Meet Mr Perfect: New research says he earns £48,000, drives an Audi and always rings his mum. These men (almost) fit the bill!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... -bill.html
Most women would agree that there’s no such thing as the perfect man, and that true love is all about chemistry and the art of compromise. But there are some things nearly all of us desire in a man — that’s if a survey of 2,000 British women is to be believed. So what actually constitutes Mr Perfect?
According to the research by clothing store Austin Reed, there are 30 boxes a man must tick to be a modern-day Prince Charming. The 2,000 women questioned agreed Mr Right eats meat, drives an Audi and earns around £48,000 a year. He’s also 6ft tall, has short, dark hair, brown eyes and stylish dress sense. He is clean-shaven and has a smooth, hair-free chest.
Mr Perfect also has a deeply sensitive side — he rings his mother regularly, tells you he loves you only when he means it, and will admit it when he eyes up other women. We found four men who fit the male perfection bill and gave them a grilling in search of any chinks in their armour. . .
I'd be very surprised if the DM journalist had much input into this aspirational bullshit. The four men "chosen" all seem to be wearing Austin Reed clothing. It seems like an attempt to align the Austin Reed brand with and make it appeal to a certain type of rich, aspirational, Audi driving, Mens Health
reading type of bloke. Their list of "ideal man" qualities are below:
Muscly, toned and athletic
Short, dark hair
Smart dress sense
A beer or lager drinker
Wears smart jeans, shirt and a V-neck jumper
Gets ready in 17 minutes
Earns around £48,000 a year
Wants a family
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 his mother regularly
I'm already doing pretty well at not meeting any of these, but the Mail
's article actually makes me want to burn my degree and driving licence so that I can score even lower on their silly list (which doesn't mention intelligence or personality by the way). It's also quite impressive how they try and push home the subliminal "buy our clothes" message by putting the same thing in the list three times: "Smart dress sense", "Stylish", "Wears smart jeans, shirt and a V-neck jumper".
None of these men are good enough for me
- Samantha Brick, UK, 10/5/2012 9:17