The ‘other’ Great Male Survey

27 Jul

Well it seems I’m not the only one out there asking guys questions about values, beliefs and goals. Ask Men, in conjunction with Cosmopolitan, has just released its 2011 Great Male Survey. Here are some of my highlights about Aussie guys:

  • 68% believe in marriage and think it’s worth preserving
  • only 22% don’t think about whether or not a new girlfriend has ‘wife’ potential
  • a sense of loyalty was seen as a more important quality than a sense of humour or a caring/nurturing attitude. Intelligence was seen as the least important quality of the four mentioned here.
  • almost half the guys surveyed were single (still hunting the stats on how many guys were surveyed but still, it’s a good sign!).
  • most thought they should pay for dates until the relationship was established.
  • only 12% had successfully internet dated. Most of them don’t use the internet to date.
  • 85% said they won’t care if they were in a relationship with a woman who made more money than them.
  • only 19% said they tried to be romantic most of the time, but the bulk of men tried to be romantic fairly regularly. Three out of four guys said that feeling close to their partner was what motivated them to be romantic.
  • 46% of guys thought dating someone from their office was  a bad idea.  So ladies, what we need to remember to do, is to introduce all our single work colleagues to our single wing-girls. That way we can help everyone out!
  • Given the choice of being Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Wolverine, or Spider-Man, the most popular superhero was Superman. I was surprised about this. I thought all Batman’s gadgets would get him the votes.

I’m curious to know whether guys and girls are on the same page with superhero fantasies. Given the choice, who would you date?

Leave a comment if there’s another superhero that takes your fancy (He-Man anyone??).


4 Responses to “The ‘other’ Great Male Survey”

  1. sal July 28, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    superman can fly!! and you can give him a hug without all that mask and costume getting in the way 🙂

  2. Stuart July 28, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Dating Superman would be an extremely bad idea, see :

    How could guys not want to be Iron Man and/or girls not want to date him? I mean sure, he has some Daddy issues, but nothing that compares to seeing his parents murdered (i.e. Batman) or feeling responsible for the death of his father (Spiderman). And if you think that anger issues are a problem for some men then you definitely don’t want to spend time with Wolverine.

  3. Max October 17, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Interesting Wolverine got so many votes. He’s 5 foot 3 inches, constantly smokes smelly cheap cigars, is covered in thick body hair and worst of all… he’s Canadian.

    • Lucie Stevens December 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

      Most women equate Wolverine with Hugh Jackman, hence so many votes.

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