Fear not, nerd brethren! According to a recent study* – while women say they want tall, dark and handsome, what they really want is slightly hairy and kinda geeky. The skinny straight from DailyMail:
Most women claim to be attracted to tall, dark and handsome men, but a new study has revealed that facial stubble and a geeky personality are their biggest secret turn-ons.
Despite complaining that it looks unkempt and feels rough to touch, the unshaven look on a man is actually a turn-on for 41 per cent of women. A slightly geeky personality came second, proving that women really do like a guy who knows their stuff when it comes to technology. A hairy chest was voted third, followed by a man who loves to read or cries at a soppy film.
Other secret turn-ons to feature in the top ten include grey hair, glasses and being a passionate supporter of a sports team.
But almost one in five would never admit what they really find attractive in a man to other people.
A spokesman for www.onepoll.com, which carried out the research, said: ‘Publically, girls will claim they want a muscly guy, who is hair free and manly enough not to show his emotional side.
‘But these results prove that they secretly want something different. It seems women really do like a guy who is able to show a softer side, or who is carrying a little bit of extra weight.
‘I’m sure it’s a relief to men all over the country to find out that women aren’t actually looking for that perfect guy.’
The poll of 2,500 women also revealed that 91 per cent would actually prefer a guy who had a few flaws over someone who is perfect.
And more than half would rather a guy who was soft and cuddly instead of toned and muscly.
Almost two thirds would prefer to be with a naturally hairy man, while 56 per cent like a guy with a little bit of stubble over someone who is clean shaven or has a full beard.
Women also prefer a guy who doesn’t spend too much time on his appearance, with 63 per cent saying they would like a man who got ready quickly rather than fussing over what he looked like.
Fifty-eight per cent of women even want a guy who doesn’t care what he eats over someone who is watching his weight and counting calories.
So there you have it. Chubby, hairy nerds? You’re in! That is, if you look anything like Toby McGuire or Johhny Depp…
* the study was nothing more than a poll aimed at women, so it’s not really research at all, since it would imply women know what they want.