Fine so they surveyed the guys in Europe. And the link leads you to a French site.
But listen, let me go to that.
It actually made me smile to think how much a lot of women go through so much pain, to gain the much coveted title of the "Ideal" if not, the "Perfect" Woman. If you want a quasi-quantitative evidence to support this claim, try Google Query and search all the related articles on Beauty, Fashion, Hair, Make-up, Diet, Skin Care, yada yada, yada. Why does it sell? The business of promising beauty is bullish and growing. It's become sickening to see the proliferation of young female teenagers to get so sucked up into this trend. Having seen up close the teenagers growing in L.A., its fashionable to be diagnosed as clinically anorexic.
Now, the Poll was conducted by Harris Interactive, analysed by Gerard Mermet; they reported the findings in response to the question: "Describe "la femme idéale". And these are the incredible results!
First: 57% want the woman to have a Sense of Humour. She must love to laugh! Of course, what can life be if you crack a joke and it swooshes pass her head. Not even a drop-dead gorgeous smile can cure that one after the first date.
Second: 41% want her to be cultured, well-bred; proper. After all, these are European men they asked. I bet it really matters to them.
Third: 35% want the woman to be tender and loving. I reckon they mean tenderness, and not necessarily to mean a "bimbo in distress". I would dare say they love their women to be thoughtful and caring.
Fourth: 25% want their women to be elegant. She has to have her distinct style, nothing too forward, simple but classy. Need I remind you, the Poll was conducted in Europe, okay?
Fifth: brace yourself, 29% (yes, higher than 25%) to be confident, open and sexually liberated. Sexual freedom is deemed paramount as part of the ideal female contour.
And, Only 8% said they want the ideal woman to be thin! Now who wants to scrape the bottom of the barrel? Thin? hahaha ... lot less to love.
I suspect the percentages may vary from region to region, continents to continents.
A related study, this time participated by men from various Regions but are in Europe during the poll, showed a high 58% to the attribute of Intellectual Independence as a key value in the seductive power of women. A very strong second value at 46% to tenderness and 29% to sexual freedom, confidence and openness.
All these attributes are seen by men across the globe to be of value and importance to their concept of the "Ideal Woman" than the sacrosanct issue of thinness or the perfect face and figure.
Let me just put this survey in context. Men were asked about the ideal woman. Being totally hot and sexy is not in the realm of "ideal", but it does not say, that men will not find these traits to be attractive nor does it say, they will not gawk and drool when they see a nice pair of buns or breasts. Trust me, they will. However, that's not for the "perfect" woman they want to share the rest of their life with If you have it, that's gravy..
Having said that my dear friends (and stalkers), all these superficial trappings, 'Girdles' and 'Concealers' will not make any of us "ideal" to anyone for that matter. Work on the smarts and the confidence. And if by chance you end up somewhere in Europe, throw
your head back when you laugh, eat, drink and live a little!