And the most important trait in a mate is...

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  1. Smokey

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    And the most important trait in a mate is...

    When it comes to romance, women prefer someone who tickles their funny bone while men opt for those who catch their eye, according to an international survey released on Wednesday.

    The survey, conducted in 16 countries by Canadian romance publisher Harlequin Enterprises, asked men and women on six continents about traits they liked or disliked and how they went about trying to meet Mr. or Ms. Right.

    The poll revealed differences between countries in the way people tried to impress the opposite sex.

    Australians and British men frequently admitted drinking too much, while about half of German and Italian men said they had lied about their finances. Spaniards were the most likely to use sex to catch someone's attention.

    Eighty percent of Brazilian and Mexican men said they had lied about their marital or relationship status, as did 70 percent of German women, the survey said.

    When it came to meeting that special someone, a majority of respondents preferred to rely on friends for introductions. The Internet was not a popular hunting ground except in Portugal, where about half the surveyed men and women opted to find people online.

    Both Spain and France suffered a gender gap. Thirty percent of Spanish men, but no Spanish women, looked for love online. In France, 40 percent of men but only 10 percent of women attended parties, bars and clubs to meet someone, but they did have one thing in common: both sexes rated looks as more important than their counterparts in other countries.

    When it came to that first meeting, a majority of men polled said beauty was more important than brains, while women put a sense of humor at the top of their list.

    Physical attraction was the top priority for men in France, Brazil, Greece, Japan and Britain. And while 40 percent of Portuguese men rated intelligence over looks in a first encounter, no Australian men did so.
    In the United States and Canada, humor was considered the most important trait by both men and women, getting 63 and 73 percent of the vote respectively.


    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
     
  2. george55

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    [snipped......while a certain word may not mean anything to some people, many do have religious beliefs and thus the use may offend as per TOS/PRIVACY STATEMENT thanks ~ Tassie_Devils....] anyone going to lend me their soul? i have no funny bone, or happy bone.. just broken hearted.
     
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  3. Smokey

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    :'( I'm very sad AND angry AND disappointed!

    What is this for a "poll"?

    Nonsense!

    Garbage!

    Intolerant!

    Slimy!

    Sneaky!

    I have very good reasons to state this......

    We, Weirdo's Land people, are NOT represented in the poll.:mad: :'( :eek: o_O :thumbd:
     
  4. nettracker

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    Really this sounds like pure BS to me, no offense to you in any way Smokey. I mean women aren't going to be with some ulgy guy just because he's funny. I find that to be total BS. Women go for looks just as much as guys do, but the real difference is women want the brains to go with it and men don't need that as much. Men just need a good looking lady and/or a hot body and a good roll in the hay (so to speak) ;) for the most part, but will tolerate a brainless woman far more often then the other way around. Women are just pickier when it comes to their mate than men are, on average of course. There will always be exceptions to every rule, but on average women are generally pickier than men.
     
  5. MikeBCda

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    There's always Woody Woodbury's definition of a good mate, of course:

    I found myself the perfect girl,
    No man could ask for more;
    She's deaf and dumb and over-sexed,
    And owns a liquor store.

    :cool: :D
     
  6. Detox

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    I always thought a pulse was one of the most important characteristics of a good partner.
     
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    lol lol lol on the last two posted requirements:D :D :D
     
  8. danky

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    I'm a cross bread between woody allen, and rodney dangerfield.
     
  9. Primrose

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    I like a mate that squeeks when you squeeze em and does not talk in their sleep :D
     

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    Yeah....meee toooo.....so long as she keeps her nose and ear hair trimmed!

    Picky in Pascatoula, Purty ed
     
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    Ohh... very cute, but I don't like cats...:cautious: :blink: sometimes they scratches you unexpectedly. And women sometimes are like that. o_O :D

    But I look for height, bone structrures, temperament and good looks...w very good feathering, health and pedigree. :D
     
  12. ~*Nat*~

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    They only scratch when treated badly. ;)
     
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    I have experience to the contrary but I'll shush now.
     
  14. Cochise

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    For my part, I think the most important trait in a Mate is that he isn't Gay!:D :D :D


    Cochise,:cool: Manly in Matabongo.....:-*
     
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    Detox...If you need to talk...... http://bestsmileys.com/comfort/3.gif





    Cats cannot be that bad.....grumble grumble....men...:cautious:
     
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    Ditto !! :D :D :D


    Oops! I mean....good trait you chose !! :ouch: :p :D
     
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    Very good FEATHERING!!.......Mmmmmm?.....Sounds to me like you fancy very tall Birds.......:D


    Cochise,:cool: Chirping in China......
     
  18. beetlejuice

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    So true Nat, so true.
    Kitty Lap Dance
     
  19. ~*Nat*~

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    OMG!! That was hillarious !!!!!

    http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/24.gif http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/24.gif http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/24.gif

    Looks very familiar to what I go through every single day, lol.

    Except, my 3 tigers don't look at me that mean, ever! :eek:

    They are cute and cuddly...and love me to death *choke* ~
    unconditionally. :-*

    Gee...hopefully this movie doesn't give more people the ..err...wrong idea about 'them'. :ninja:




    http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8375/champsweetsig9uh.jpg
     
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  21. ~*Nat*~

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    Adorable, bigc. :D

    I just love looking at cat's cute faces. :-*



    Kinda tiny runts, arent they ? :eek:
    LOL!
     
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    something like that :D
     
  23. ~*Nat*~

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    Or..a new kinda breed, that keeps them small and managable...! :D :D :D
     
  24. ~*Nat*~

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    Duh..I replied on my own message. o_O
     
  25. big ed

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    Not to worry Nut,

    We always make allowances for.........o_O
     
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