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POLL: Traits men look for in 'MS PERFECT'!

Last updated on: November 23, 2011 17:13 IST

POLL: Traits men look for in 'MS PERFECT'!

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Two days ago, we brought the ladies a poll asking them to vote for the most desirable characteristics they look for in a man. Now it's the guys' turn to tell us what they like!

In the following pages, we bring you a host of all the popular traits that have guys going gung-ho over women. Take our poll and let us know what rates highest with you!

Non-shopaholics only, please!

This probably makes it to the top of many men's list -- a wife who doesn't eat him out of house and home! 'Retail therapy' is all good, as long as you don't send your partner into a tailspin with your spending, what say lads?

You want a woman who's a sensible spender -- if such a thing exists!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Jacqueline Fernandez has gone on record to say she hates shopping -- Sajid Khan must be delighted!
Photographs: Still from Murder 2
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Miss Independent: Makes and spends her own money!

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Since a woman who's not a shopaholic may prove impossible to find, the next best thing is to catch one who spends her own money.

It's a misconception ladies have that men don't want a financially independent, career-minded partner -- they usually have no problem with it, as long as the missus is buying her own swagger instead of dipping into Hubby Dear's wallet for it!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Salma Hayek is married to billionaire Francois Henri Pinault but has stated she doesn't depend upon him for money, since she's so successful herself
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Homely housewife: 'I don't mind cooking and bringing up the kids'

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Of course, some guys do go for someone who shares old-school family values -- they want a wife who doesn't mind cooking and staying at home to bring up the kids.

Are you one of them?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Madhuri Dixit left a successful career behind to pursue marriage and motherhood -- she's now making a comeback after her children are old enough to handle their mother working again
Photographs: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images
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Easy to please: Pass up the diamonds, flowers will do

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'You bought a silver bracelet for my birthday? Hmph! I'll tell my father to buy me a gold one!'

Hoo boy, if she's hard to please, you're in trouble! Of course, some men are more up to the demands of their partners, but there are others who want a lady who is appreciative of their efforts and isn't too difficult to keep happy.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Reese Witherspoon is an acclaimed actress, but she fell in love with Hollywood agent Jim Toth instead of a fellow celeb
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Hotness personified: The perfect 10!

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Most men want a hottie on their arm -- and a lot of them are prepared to oversee issues like compatibility and personality in favour of it!

She has to have legs that don't end, the tiniest waist, large, expressive eyes, the perfect nose...

Are you one of those who wants a beautiful wife no matter what?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Most men would like a perfect 10 like Katrina Kaif on their arm!
Photographs: Still from Tees Maar Khan
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A compatible sense of humour: You joke, she laughs

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One of your lively friends has definitely landed up with a partner who sits stony-faced while he cracks up the rest with laughter. Many blokes with a sense of humour have girlfriends with none!

Is it of paramount importance to you that your woman sees the funny side of life and laughs along with you?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Eva Longoria is known for her sense of humour -- she even sportingly dressed up as a giant ham for the Europe MTV Music Awards last year!
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters
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Non-possessive: 'Sure you can go out with your friends'

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This one's a winner. Men may be perceived as the dominating gender, but ask any burly married mate out for a drink and he'll tell you he has to check with the wife first!

Nobody wants to be tied with a ball and chain to a commitment made of love (or their partner's pinky).

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Mehr Jesia Rampal is a confident, secure B-Town wife to hunky actor hubby Arjun
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Sexually compatible: She likes a romp in the sack as much as you

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Some fellows are looking for sexual compatibility -- they want a lady who enjoys bedroom action just as much as they do, instead of one who keeps her guard up and acts overly-demure even behind closed doors.

And if she doesn't make a pretence of disliking your porn collection, so much the better!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Katie Price makes no bones about enjoying her sex life -- in fact, she talks about it a little more than she should!
Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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The non-gossiping type: She doesn't know the neighbour's cat just sneezed

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Let's face it -- most women love to gab and gossip about just about everything (and everyone!) under the sun.

So it's a refreshing change if you land up with someone who's not quite so interested in other people's lives or worse, makes her own private life known to others. Some guys want a girlfriend who'll keep some things to herself at least, instead of sharing details of their sex life, romance and other potentially embarrassing topics with her BFFs!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma is a non-gossipy type for sure, not involved in catfights or backbiting -- we're sure the same applies to her personal life!
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Intelligence: She would know why a cat sneezes, though

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While some fellows want a bimbo, others want anything but -- a gal who thinks Apple is the name of a pie franchise or that toy dogs are stuffed animals can give you a migraine!

Are you one of those smart cookies who wants another smart cookie, instead of a cute but empty-headed crumble?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Natalie Portman is a beautiful actress, but few know she's also a brainiac, having attended Harvard University and holding a degree in Psychology
Photographs: John Shearer/Getty Images
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Non-interfering: She doesn't rifle through your e-mail or your pockets

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If you've had the misfortune of dating a nosy parker in the past, you know exactly what this is about.

A woman who demands your e-mail passwords, goes through your credit card bills or cross-examines you like you're in a witness box if you're ten minutes late can make life a nightmare!

Is that your Number One priority -- a gal who isn't a mini-me version of the Spanish Inquisition?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Kiran Rao is in the same line of work as hubby Aamir Khan, but it's obvious that she doesn't poke her nose into his ventures without being asked for her opinion
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Feminity: She looks and acts like a lady and shaves her legs

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Nobody wants a girlfriend who sports a moustache thicker than his, but there are finicky blokes out there who can get all out of joint if their partner has so much as a single hair out of place, or mildly-chipped nailpaint.

Do you unabashedly belong to this fusspot club? Don't be embarrassed to admit it!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Few celebs are as feminine as Dita Von Teese, who channels old-world Hollywood glamour at all times!
Photographs: Francois Durand/Getty Images
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Confidence: She doesn't bat an eyelid when you look at another woman

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A woman who understands that her man loves her, but that his looking at other women is perfectly normal, possesses the key to a happy relationship!

There are those out there who'll scratch out their beaus' eyes if they so much as stray 10 degrees to the left, but a cool, confident lady is a turn-on. Just remember that other guys will notice her too -- and you'll have to stay as cool!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Twinkle Khanna is the epitome of a confident, unruffled B-Town wife, who can't be bothered that hubby Akki woos lovely women onscreen
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Diplomacy: She can handle your mother well!

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Oh, for a girl who can charm your mother! This is a rare breed indeed -- and there are some men (read mamma's boys!) who would do anything to find such a partner. It tops their list of priorities and is more of an attractive trait in a woman than any other.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Jennifer Aniston's marriage to Brad Pitt may have imploded, but her equation with his mother was so great that they're still in touch!
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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The perfect hostess: She doesn't give your pals the look of death when they drop by

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This will also make her popular among your buddies -- all guys love a mate's wife when she's warm and welcoming.

If, however, she glowers at them like the Sphinx each time they walk through the door, it's going to hammer a nail into all your bromances.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Gauri Khan's reputation as an impeccable hostess is legendary -- parties at Mannat are 'it' dos for sure!
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Non-nagging: 'I'm not going to tell you what to do'

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'Don't leave your fork askew. Tell your boss you're taking Friday off. How many times should I tell you that I want to go shopping! You never bring me flowers, do you?'

Zounds, it's enough to drive a perfectly sane man stark raving mad! A non-nagging wife is not desirable -- she's a necessity!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Jada Pinkett Smith claims one of the secrets to her happy marriage to husband Will is that she doesn't nag him, particularly when he gets home from work
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters
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A woman who accepts you for who you are without trying to change you or your lifestyle

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How many women do you know who claim to love a guy for who he is and then do their best to change him and his lifestyle?

Here's a hint -- men don't appreciate it! And if you're one of them, you'll know just what we mean. Do you want an easygoing girlfriend who lets you be who you are?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes.


Image: Kareena Kapoor has gracefully accepted beau Saif's lifestyle and has a good equation with his children from his previous marriage
Photographs: Rediff Archives
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