Vanity Fair and Sixty Minutes teamed up to put together a similar test for American women and here are the results.
- Sixty-nine percent of the women polled believe that a mother is in charge of making her son into a chivalrous gentleman. If you married a jerk, then technically it is his mother’s fault according to the survey.
- When a man has a midlife crisis, women overwhelming blame him as opposed to biology or the cute intern at the office.
- If they could marry a television character, women picked Dr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy.
(I will have to admit to not knowing most of the television characters.)
- What is the one thing that irritates women about their chosen mate? This ought to make him angry because it’s his temper. It’s not too surprising since American men are only allowed to show two emotions anger and happy.
- What do most women believes a young man in his prime should be doing? It’s not chugging down beers or completing passes in the football game or after it. The majority felt men should take the opportunity to be well educated.
- You meet a super great guy, but he has this one flaw that might cause you to pass on him. Number one complaint is drunkenness and drinking to become drunk. Second complaint is temper. No one wants an angry drunk. Acting scared or ill was another turn off. Horny came in dead last, there is hope for some of you.
- Men often question if they have been successful in life. Of the polled women, they split in a two-way tie that you could decide at the age forty and when the man died regarding his success factor.
- You’ve heard the statement, “Chivalry is dead.” Over 63% of the women disagreed with it. They still encounter men who behave like gentlemen thanks to their mothers.
- Believe it or not, women still fall for cheesy pick-up lines with the number one line being: Do you have a map? I just got lost in your eyes.
- In the war of the sexes, women have always been their worst enemy. This is brought home by the final question that asked, “Who got Adam and Eve kicked out of the garden of Eden?” Women chose Eve. Of course, the answers were limited to Eve, Adam and Don’t know. There was no space for Free Will, Snake, or Predestination.
What have I discovered from this random poll? Women dislike angry drunks. They’ll fall for a good looking doctor or an actor who plays one. An attractive man with a decent pickup line can still get dates. Women in England value money over looks. They value cars, jobs and homes more too. Women tend to blame women for problems such as original sin and the lack of gentlemen in the world. When it comes to infidelity, they blame the man.
I am surprised that women didn’t claim that a man who could make her laugh could snare her heart. They must have interviewed different people for that poll. What qualities do you think make up a perfect man?
Excerpt from PERFECT STRANGER
The heading read Sex with a Perfect Stranger. It made Cinda chuckle at its very cliché-ness. Her best friend, Raven, in front of the bathroom mirror putting the final touches on her makeup, called out, “What’s so funny?”
“This book I downloaded for free. I thought it would be fun. Besides it didn’t cost me anything.” Her eyes traveled down the paragraph, causing a tiny spark in the back of her mind with an idea so ludicrous she attempted to stamp it out before it could even grow into a fantasy. When she did fantasize, every man evolved into Jack.
Raven poked her head out of the open doorway. “What’s it called?”
Now I’ve done it. Raven had been her best friend since they both wore braces and glasses at the same grueling awkward time in sixth grade. It seemed fitting they formed a bond since some of the more popular girls nicknamed them Team Ugly.
Cinda smiled at her strikingly gorgeous friend. She certainly had her revenge on those petty females by becoming an unconventional beauty with her coal black hair and vivid blue eyes. Maybe her transformation gave her the confidence to say whatever she thought. Nah, it was always there. Lately, she seemed to be overly concerned with Cinda’s love life or, rightly put, lack of one.
She’d have to tell her the name of the book. The woman would hound her like a dog after a steak bone. “‘Sex with a Perfect Stranger’”
Her friend snorted and stepped all the way out of the bathroom, fixing her with a direct gaze. Placing both hands on her hips, she twisted her mouth in what Cinda termed her considering expression, which sometimes didn’t bode well for the person she was considering.
“Mmm, doesn’t sex usually involve a man.” She paused and winked before continuing. “Or two?”
Cinda’s face flushed with the image of two men smiling seductively at her, not that she wanted two. Never mind. She tabled the thought, knowing she’d opened the topic she tried to avoid.
Her friend cocked her head and gave her a saucy grin. “It’s been so long since you’ve been in a relationship, I doubt you know what to do with a man if you had one.”
Even though she knew her friend was teasing, it didn’t stop the hurt. The words reflected her musings to a certain extent. “Use it unless you want to lose it,” her free-spirited friend would remind her, once again.
“I would know.” She rushed to assure. “Besides, not everyone can be like you, drop dead beautiful and have any man she wants with a slight nod of her head.”
Raven burst into paroxysm of snorting pig laughter. It always amazed her that her friend never lost her awkward laugh. Maybe she couldn’t. After all, she never totally lost her country accent. Even the elocution lesson didn’t totally wipe out the down-home twang.
“Cinda, Cinda, the other side always look better. I don’t have anything you don’t have. The only difference is you refuse to display your attributes. You’ve never been a woman to use what the good Lord gave you. After Keith left you, you hid yourself behind business frump attire.”
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At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.
Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.
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