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A relationship poll - What you look/looked for!

  1. Culture

    33.3%
  2. Ethnicity

    23.6%
  3. Income

    9.7%
  4. Interests

    75.0%
  5. Profession

    27.8%
  6. Sense of Humor

    69.4%
  7. His/Her Opinions

    66.7%
  8. Food Interests

    11.1%
  9. Health

    43.1%
  10. Age

    48.6%
  11. His/Her relationship with the family

    23.6%
  12. His/Her friends

    18.1%
  13. Political views

    23.6%
  14. Distance/Location

    47.2%
  15. Other

    40.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dec 22, 2011 #1
    This is similar to the "What do 'nerdy' guys like in girls?" thread but I am making this bit generic.

    I have come up with the following list of things which one might look for.

    Culture
    Ethnicity
    Income
    Interests
    Profession
    Sense of Humor
    His/Her Opinions
    Food Interests
    Health
    Age
    His/Her relationship with the family
    His/Her friends
    Political views
    Distance/Location
    Other
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2011 #2

    lisab

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    You left off kissing aptitude :blushing:.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 #3
    That could have come under sex life, but I wasn't thinking of sex when I made that poll :blushing: :cry: I wouldve voted for that too!
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 #4

    lisab

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    :smile: I guess we'll put it under "other", lol...
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 #5

    micromass

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    What about character??
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 #6
    what's that? :redface:

    It should fall under His/Her Opinions I guess.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 #7

    Pengwuino

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    Dave is not very particular
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 #8

    wukunlin

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    opinions and sense of humour

    others don't appear to be relevant imo
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 #9
    Intelligence. Beauty. Integrity. That's most of it for me.

    BBB
     
  11. Dec 23, 2011 #10
    I suppose any and all of those things can be important to some degree or other. I am not much of a family person. It does not exactly matter to me if a woman does or does not have a good relationship with her family though the type of relationship she has with her family may be an important issue. If her family is more important to her than anything that could be troublesome especially if she feels that she (and by extension I) must always make her family happy then I do not think I could handle that.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    You forgot the top two things I look for - intelligence and kindness.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2011 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    I think you left out the most important quality - attraction.

    This isn't a homework problem, and love is blind.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2011 #13

    Evo

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    In my life, if the guy is intelligent, kind and has a great sense of humor, his apperance doesn't matter. I've dated mostly what my girlfriends considered very ugly men. I saw only a beautiful heart and mind. The biggest mistakes were the attractive men I dated.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2011 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    Just to be clear, I meant attraction in the sense that you want to be with that person, not attractiveness.

    My point was that falling in love isn't an engineering problem.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2011 #15

    Evo

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    Ah, yes.

    I think it might be for some of our members. :uhh:
     
  17. Dec 23, 2011 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    That is my concern. :biggrin:

    It doesn't hurt to be smart, but you have to follow your heart.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2011 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    And to the extent that you are guided by your head, and not your heart, make sure it's the right one!
     
  19. Dec 23, 2011 #18

    drizzle

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    +1...
     
  20. Dec 23, 2011 #19
    You forgot religion or lack there of.
     
  21. Dec 23, 2011 #20

    turbo

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    There is a factor that is quite important to me. Spontaneity and honesty. If a woman was calculating and seemed to want control, that was a deal-killer right out of the chute. I won't argue for impetuous behavior (not a good thing), but if a young lady would set aside preconceptions and engage in unplanned activities that might be fun for both of us, that was a big draw. I don't care if it was climbing the local "mountain" to hang out on the bluff overlooking the intersection of two major routes here and watch the traffic (with no prior notice) or just hiking through some farmland so I could take some pictures of interesting trees, plants (or her). When a young lady acts interested in what *you* suggest as activities, that's a pretty big draw.

    Even better is when she suggests alternate activities that don't involve driving 20-50 miles and spending $$, because that rarely resulted in "fun".
     
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