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Mr Right does not exist, poll finds
The Telegraph ^ | 12-15-11

Posted on 12/15/2011 6:35:19 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Common faults that mean men miss the mark included watching too much sport and poor personal grooming.

Bathroom habits such as leaving the toilet door open were also cited by women taking part in the survey as a frequent failing.

The poll of 2,000 women showed more than 75 per cent believed the perfect man did not exist.

Other shortcomings were an inability to multi-task, criticising their partner's driving and not getting along with her family.

Nikki McReynolds, marketing director for Remington which commissioned the research, said: "It seems that women are actually quite realistic on what they look for from their partner

"While they might happily overlook a few common flaws from their guys, there are certain behaviours that men just won't get away with."

The results showed one in five women think their partner only pretends to listen to them while leaving clothes on the bedroom floor and snoring were among other gripes.

The perfect man would be expected to make an effort with his partner's friends, avoid using her toothbrush, stay clean-shaven and not be lazy.

But above all, 35 per cent of women rate a good personality as most important with sense of humour the top quality for a quarter of respondents.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: dating; mrright; msright; singles
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1 posted on 12/15/2011 6:35:25 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Men were not designed to “multi-task.” There’s a reason that God created men and women with different talents!


2 posted on 12/15/2011 6:39:05 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The retired Marine I work with claims he is still looking for that gorgeous, wealthy, nymphomaniac that owns a liquor store.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 6:39:30 PM PST by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I just laugh at women who spend their lives looking for "Mr Perfect", while themselves being nowhere near "Miss Perfect".

Guys are more practical. We look for "Miss Good Enough For Tonight".

4 posted on 12/15/2011 6:42:49 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Nobody is perfect. People who go through life expecting perfection in anyone will most likely be disappointed.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 6:49:21 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The poll is inherently flawed.

No one called my wife.


6 posted on 12/15/2011 6:51:47 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: KansasGirl
People who go through life expecting perfection in anyone will most likely be disappointed

Fixed it.

7 posted on 12/15/2011 6:52:19 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: shibumi

LOL :-)


8 posted on 12/15/2011 6:53:22 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Mr. Perfect is gay.


9 posted on 12/15/2011 6:56:18 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Reading this article, I am reminded why British men tend to be regarded as poofters.

“OMG! He left his clothes on the floor!!” “Sorry, Dear....”


10 posted on 12/15/2011 6:57:05 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
There are worse things than being alone--such as being with the wrong person.
11 posted on 12/15/2011 7:04:56 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
feh... like Miss Right does
12 posted on 12/15/2011 7:06:15 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nepeta

Totally!


13 posted on 12/15/2011 7:07:19 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: labette

I believe your retired Maine friend forgot to add the following: “and has a Class III license”.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 7:13:23 PM PST by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“Common faults that mean men miss the mark included watching too much sport and poor personal grooming.”

How many of these “common faults” arise when the man realizes he can do no right?


15 posted on 12/15/2011 7:14:01 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“The poll of 2,000 women showed more than 75 per cent believed the perfect man did not exist.”

There was one once, but He got nailed to a cross....


16 posted on 12/15/2011 7:14:11 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
If your looking for perfection you'll never be happy.
17 posted on 12/15/2011 7:14:37 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Mr. Right does exist, and his first name is Always.


18 posted on 12/15/2011 7:24:03 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Lol. That one makes me laugh every time!


19 posted on 12/15/2011 7:29:18 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I have my Mr. Right. I don’t care if he snores or leaves up the seat. He makes me smile. We’ve been through a couple of really tough years financially and are just getting back on our feet, but he can always make me smile, no matter how bad things were.

He makes me smile - he’s my Mr. Right.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 7:32:24 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The statistics are not good in the U.S. today.

But.

My parents have been married 65 years and are incredible how they relate to each other.

My wife and I have been married 40 years.

Are we different, you bet ya. But opposites attract. (I do not watch sports or for that matter TV)


21 posted on 12/15/2011 7:37:09 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

As a computer science professor I took a class from once said (roughly remembered): “You’ll not find a perfect solution to this problem. As with finding a wife, find a reasonable solution that works and roll with it.”


22 posted on 12/15/2011 7:49:52 PM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Gabz

Good for you Gabz!


23 posted on 12/15/2011 7:50:44 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: irishtenor
Mr. Right does exist, and his first name is Always.

Mr. MamaDearest agrees 100%.

24 posted on 12/15/2011 8:03:14 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Another poll, the Catty poll, finds that indeed Mr Right DOES exist but you’re not good enough for him dearie.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 8:06:12 PM PST by DManA
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To: vladimir998

Thank you, vladmir998. nearly 25 years and he hasn’t killed me yet. The man is a SAINT! he’s also my best friend. And an awesome dad!

He’s my Mr. Right and perfect in my eyes.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 8:14:25 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

27 posted on 12/15/2011 8:16:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; a fool in paradise

"I'm Mr Right, and you're not!"


28 posted on 12/15/2011 8:18:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; a fool in paradise

"I'm Mr Right, and you're not!"


29 posted on 12/15/2011 8:18:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The perfect woman doesn’t exist either.

Though the media and women will never report that one.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 8:21:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

This is a myth. Men can multi-task, it’s just that they don’t focus equal attention across all tasks. Some get more focus than others.

Talk to a fighter pilot about multi-tasking. There’s several primary tasks taking most focus, and a lot of lower priority tasks going on at the same time.


31 posted on 12/15/2011 8:23:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SkyDancer

Or rich, metrosexual, and likes shopping and listening to her unload a few hours of baggage every day.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 8:26:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nepeta

Yes. That is worse.


33 posted on 12/15/2011 8:27:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ctdonath2

I think that’s probably when most men would call it quits. It’s hard to be the one that is always wrong, all the time.


34 posted on 12/15/2011 8:31:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Gabz

well God Bless you both. I hope you guys are always each others’ ‘right one’. So many people start out that way and something changes it. Nobody ever gets married thinking about when they’ll divorce.


35 posted on 12/15/2011 8:32:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“The perfect man would be expected to make an effort with his partner’s friends, avoid using her toothbrush, stay clean-shaven and not be lazy.”

Now that’s just crazy talk.

Plus I *do* make an effort with her friends, an effort to sleep with them.


36 posted on 12/15/2011 8:35:22 PM PST by NYCslicker
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I thought I was Mr Right (still think so), and look at the sewer I’m in now.


37 posted on 12/15/2011 8:38:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Gabz

He’s fortunate to have such a supportive and adoring wife. . . and don’t you dare let him forget it! :)


38 posted on 12/15/2011 8:39:41 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Secret Agent Man

Thanks. God has truly blessed me with this man.

As to your idea nobody gets married thinking about when they’ll divorce, I beg to differ. My first husband did exactly that, of course I was his 3rd wife.........I was young and dumb and divorce was the last thing on my mind.........in the end I did it to keep my mind (and body.)


39 posted on 12/15/2011 8:45:56 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: vladimir998

You’re funny!


40 posted on 12/15/2011 8:47:41 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

But of course men don’t have to worry about picking the perfect woman because God made them all perfect, just pick one and you can’t go wrong./SAR(did I really need to say sarcasm?).
Just another effort to paint men as idiots while women are God’s perfect creation.


41 posted on 12/15/2011 9:44:04 PM PST by calex59
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The perfect man does exist but sadly for the rest of the women out there he’s mine. And I’m not sharing. Sorry ladies.


42 posted on 12/15/2011 10:32:39 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
“....think their partner only pretends to listen to them while leaving clothes on the bedroom floor and snoring were among other gripes.”

Heh. Usually I pretend NOT to listen when I drop my clothes on the floor, and pretend NOT to hear her when I'm snoring. And unless I was sleep walking, I'm pretty sure I have never pretended to hear her while dropping my clothes on the floor while snoring.

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“And the other thing he does that I just HATE! He SNORES! He knows I need my sleep or I fall asleep during “Young and the Restless” the next day. He does it just to irritate me. He says he can't help it because he's sleeping but that's just an excuse, but he's lying because I know that he does it just to make me mad and the other thing he does......”

43 posted on 12/15/2011 10:45:08 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Secret Agent Man
It’s hard to be the one that is always wrong, all the time.

Yuppers. After a few years of me helping putting groceries or whatever away and her constantly coming back around and putting them away in the 'right' place, I just gave up on it so it's all dumped in her lap now.

Why bother? I'm always wrong anyways. Waste of energy.

44 posted on 12/15/2011 11:07:16 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Secret Agent Man
The ladies think they are images of perfection, but unfortunately the curse of feminism afflicts many. There are plenty of guys who would make good husbands and fathers, but Ms. Perfect is looking for her version of “perfect”. Big mistake. She thinks the quality guys are boring. She wants someone who's flashy or has a bit of “bad boy” in him. These kinds of guys make life exciting. Party!

The problem is that Mr. Flashy is either gay or a narcissist. Mr. Bad Boy really IS a bad boy. Mr. Boring gave up long ago (and may gave gotten snapped up by a much wiser female). Ms. Perfect then defaults to Mr. Less-Than-Perfect and proceeds to make his life a living hell for the rest of it or the divorce, whichever comes first.

45 posted on 12/15/2011 11:38:02 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Grizzled Bear

multi-task: doing several things poorly all at once, rather than doing them well sequentially: a failure to correctly organize and prioritize.

>>>The results showed one in five women think their partner only pretends to listen to them while leaving clothes on the bedroom floor and snoring were among other gripes.<<<

Not listening, while leaving clothes on the floor and snoring is a classic example of >>multi-tasking.

Moral: they want it both ways; there is no understanding nor reasoning with them, so no need to listen to them.


46 posted on 12/16/2011 12:15:33 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
one in five women think their partner only pretends to listen to them

Ouch. I've been outed.

47 posted on 12/16/2011 4:25:11 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Since I’m also the guy who picks them UP off the floor and runs ‘em down to the washing machine, there is no reason to complain.


48 posted on 12/16/2011 4:34:06 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

doesnt it say something about women who “Need” a perfect guy? what a crock...


49 posted on 12/16/2011 4:43:53 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: Rocky
one in five women think their partner only pretends to listen to them

Guaranteed to put you on the couch:

"You never listen when I talk!" -- "I do when you say something worth listening to".

50 posted on 12/16/2011 1:04:29 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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