What men look in a perfect partner

London: What do men want in a woman? Apart from having a high sex drive and fondness for food, the perfect partner must be a career-minded woman who earns more than them, but at the same time wants to stay at home and bring up the children, a survey has found.

In fact, the clue to these seemingly contradictory demands lie in the results of the 3,000 bachelors polled , the `Daily Express`  reported.

According to the survey, 91 per cent of men say their perfect girlfriend should have a high sex drive, wanting to make passionate love at any hour of the day or night.  Near the top of their girlfriend checklist is the requirement that she should have a "perfect bottom"  – which may explain why they are still single.

And while three-quarters of the men polled said their ideal woman should keep her weight in check, 89 per cent also wanted her to tuck into a big meal without worrying. These perfect ladies should have luscious long hair, be skinny , trim and confident enough to go out without make-up.

Nicole Clowes, spokeswoman for dating, which carried out the poll said: "While many women might find these standards hard to live up to, six in 10 men firmly believe their perfect girlfriend is out there somewhere! However, there are a few contradictions which might make it hard for them to get their ideal date. There aren`t many women who can tuck into a mountain of food every day and remain skinny. And there is some confusion about whether men would like to date a career oriented woman or someone who stays at home with the children."

The ability to hold an intelligent conversation isn`t a big concern for men – 61 per cent prefer someone who likes a laugh and a joke.

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