Skip to comments.Mr Right does not exist, poll finds
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 ...
Men were not designed to “multi-task.” There’s a reason that God created men and women with different talents!
The retired Marine I work with claims he is still looking for that gorgeous, wealthy, nymphomaniac that owns a liquor store.
Guys are more practical. We look for "Miss Good Enough For Tonight".
Nobody is perfect. People who go through life expecting perfection in anyone will most likely be disappointed.
The poll is inherently flawed.
No one called my wife.
Mr. Perfect is gay.
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....”
I believe your retired Maine friend forgot to add the following: “and has a Class III license”.
“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?
“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....
Mr. Right does exist, and his first name is Always.
Lol. That one makes me laugh every time!
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.
The statistics are not good in the U.S. today.
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)
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.”
Good for you Gabz!
Mr. MamaDearest agrees 100%.
Another poll, the Catty poll, finds that indeed Mr Right DOES exist but you’re not good enough for him dearie.
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.
"I'm Mr Right, and you're not!"
"I'm Mr Right, and you're not!"
The perfect woman doesn’t exist either.
Though the media and women will never report that one.
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.
Or rich, metrosexual, and likes shopping and listening to her unload a few hours of baggage every day.
Yes. That is worse.
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.
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.
“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.
I thought I was Mr Right (still think so), and look at the sewer I’m in now.
He’s fortunate to have such a supportive and adoring wife. . . and don’t you dare let him forget it! :)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
“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......”
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.
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.
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.
Ouch. I've been outed.
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.
doesnt it say something about women who “Need” a perfect guy? what a crock...
Guaranteed to put you on the couch:
"You never listen when I talk!" -- "I do when you say something worth listening to".
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