by Angela Cavallari Walker
My Uncle Jeff had a copy of a book in his living room title, “A Man’s Guide to Understanding Women.” When you flipped through the 200 pages, you realized they were blank.
It was a good laugh and still is today but I remember being slightly bummed out when I initially tried reading it as a teen.
The realization that I would never get laid before I started college stressed me out more than the acne I was battling. Of course, there is always some friend in your life that thinks he has it figured out and tries feeding you the kind of advice you might get from Mike Damone from the cult classic, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
At least Uncle Jeff’s book was accurate. Well, turns out…what women consider good qualities in men is a bit of a surprise, according to recent surveys conducted by BestLifeOnline.com and New Jersey’s Opinion Research Corporation. Spoiler alert: it’s not “manliness” or taking control.
The survey data is solid and the surveyors went through the trouble to ask over 1,000 women with the very drastic age range of 21-54 years old.
As much as you need to work on those six-pack abs and not look like a general slob, women still prefer personality over looks.
In fact, 66 percent of surveyed women feel that moral integrity is a big turn on along with kindness (at 67%). Basically, you need to have a moral compass and not be a shit bag. Just a mere 13 percent claimed to care about muscles (not that one!).
Guys that can be faithful, have a sense of humor, be a good listener and have decent fashion sense also snagged top spots. I have to wonder…are they looking for a straight guy?
Still, it’s good to know that some of the pressure is off and we can still work at some of these traits.
And the good news is that women still rank being good in bed as a very desired trait as well. Can’t wait to share these findings with Uncle Jeff.