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Last week we looked at the perfect woman and WhatsYourPrice.com's survey of Kiwi men's preferences. This week
the Mirror's SUE FEA asks what makes the perfect male partner.
Girls like the guy with biggest laugh
After you: Monique Cooley likes a
Country boys: for Jody Direen.
Fun loving: Suzanne Prentice says
laughter is the key.
If it's a hard road finding the
perfect woman then it could be a
rugged road finding the perfect
man, but chances are ''rugged'' is
just the way she likes it.
A quick survey among the girls
on the streets of Queenstown
found that most women like their
man a little bit rough around the
edges, but most importantly he
must be ''funny'' and able to laugh
The girls agree -- ''there's nothing
worse than a grumpy man''.
They prefer their men taller and
stubble is good, but physical
appearance was far less important
to women than personality and
A kind caring nature, charm and
some good basic DIY skills ranked
highly, but he's best not to work
up too much of a sweat or damage
his hands. His smell was impera-
tive for some while others
preferred ''smooth hands''.
Intelligence and charm are
important if you're Danish.
''Australian and Kiwi guys are
very aggressive when they hit on
us. We like a bit of a softer
approach. We like them harder to
get like Danish guys,'' Nadia
''I find it very sexy when a guy
can cook and it's so sexy to see a
guy who's good with kids.''
Queenstown's own Miss Otago,
Monique Cooley, likes a gentle-
man: ''All that chivalry stuff,
opening doors for me. I like a
man's man, who can look after
He must be a great communicator
and she prefers ''tall, dark and
Wanaka country and western
singer Jody Direen likes her men
''a little rough around the edges.''
''I like country boys, a bit of a
southern man, hard working, a
little bit tough, a good talker,
caring, loyal, a little bit sensitive,
but still tough . . . someone who's
passionate about life and love.
You can't go past a pair of cowboy
boots and jeans: ''I can't stand
those little townie shoes like
chucks and stuff, and tight jeans,
Southland country singing star
Suzanne Prentice says good
humour is paramount: ''He's got
to be able to make me laugh and
laugh at himself or he's neither
use nor ornament to me.''
After 35 years of marriage to her
perfect man, laughter is the key.
At 17, Christchurch teenager
Sophie Barnett already has her
perfect man all mapped out.
''Looks attract you but it's the
qualities that make you stay with
Sophie's man must be very honest
and trustworthy, hard working
with a love of food.
''He has emotional intelligence,
he's tactful and doesn't say the
wrong things. Selfless, caring and
considerate. Someone who knows
the languages of love, is percep-
tive and knows how to treat a girl
right. He's romantic, does little
cute things and has a faith in God
-- a Christian guy would be
We asked Queenstown women what
they want in their perfect man
My husband is the perfect man.
He's extremely funny, about the
best dad in the world and after 30
years we still manage to enjoy each
other's company. Oh, and he
taught me how to ride a motorbike.
My partner's the perfect man. His
ability to cook, better than I can.
Must be very talented in the
culinary arts, a rugged man and
someone who believes in
sustainability and self sufficiency.
Has to be able to cook, be funny,
definitely fun. Mature -- he can't be 25
and act like a 12 year old. Financially
sound is always appealing. Tall dark
and handsome, no beards, blue eyes
and well dressed. A bit polished, but
can do DIY stuff. Doesn't like fishing
and likes dogs.
Modelled on my husband. Kind,
caring and funny. Nice friendly
eyes, colour doesn't matter. A DIY
guy who can do things for me. Got
to smell nice, that's very important.
Makes me feel looked after. Oh, and
a bit flirty.
Funny, lots of fun. Very social. Dark
hair, extroverted, taller than me,
employed. Mix a little bit of rugged
but well presented, that's a good
combo. A little bit of stubble and
facial hair, well presented. A little
bit charming so he can talk to
women and isn't awkward.
Rugged, a real man, not the woosies
like you have these days. I like the bad
boy type, rides a Harley. He can make
decisions and take control, is semi-
loud has Richard Gere style. His dress
should be jeans and a T-shirt, ''not
poofy''. He can do any job as long as
he can provide for me.
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