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POLL: Traits women look for in MR RIGHT!

Last updated on: November 21, 2011 17:35 IST

POLL: Traits women look for in MR RIGHT!

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Ladies, vote for the most desirable characteristics you look for in a man!

Tall, handsome, rich, funny, charming...the list is endless when it comes down to choosing a life partner.

But you'll be lucky if the guy you end up with has even two of all the qualities you're looking for!

So, we're asking you to be reasonable and take your pick -- let us know the one, absolute must-have trait that your Mr Right must possess if he's to hook, book and cook your heart!

In the following pages, we bring you a host of all the popular characteristics ladies swoon for. Take our poll and let us know what gets you a-flutter!

Mr Giggles: A sense of humour

This is a topper when it comes to the fairer sex. Delightful damsels love to be delighted -- they want a man who can have them collapse in a fit of laughter. Someone who's lively, witty, the life of the party when it comes to one-liners. You'll never get bored, because he'll be entertaining you for the rest of his life and trust us, that (whew!) is no mean feat!

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


Image: Is a funnyman like Sajid Khan up your alley?

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A party animal who won't spend Saturday nights watching TV

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'We don't need no couch potato' is the unofficial slogan.

A man who wants to park himself in front of the boobtube with a beer and a gigantic bowl of chips every Saturday is sure to get the boot from a hottie who likes the partying scene.

Are you said hottie, on the market for a man with similar paint-the-town-red ambitions?

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Image: Party animal Prince Harry is sure not to disappoint his wife on Saturday nights!

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Self-sufficient: Can sew buttons, cook and iron clothes!

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If you're a feminist, you probably think what's good for the goose is good for the gander. And any gander who doesn't know how to fry an egg or iron a shirt is going to up your dander!

Do you want a guy who can slip into an apron as easily as he can into a corporate suit?

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


Image: We don't know if Akshay Kumar can sew buttons, but he can certainly cook!

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A family man (but no overbearing mom!)

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Minus the ma-in-law right away to prevent any misconceptions! We want a man who's devoted to his peeps in every other way -- someone who babysits nephews and nieces, loves doing dinner with your folks and has a strong sense of family life.

PS: Mamma's boys need not apply.

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


Image: Ben Affleck is one of few Hollywood celebs who has a reputation as a devoted family man

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Etiquette and chivalry: Carry you over a puddle?

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Ah, for a modern-day Walter Raleigh! Someone who opens the car door for you, pulls out your chair at restaurants, carries used plates to the kitchen sink...

Here's a fellow who could win any woman over -- and remember, the first impression is everything!

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan's chivalry is legendary -- he has all his leading ladies raving about his manners!

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Metrosexuality: Good grooming and a sense of style

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If he knows who Karl Lagerfeld is, if he's a spiffy dresser, if his nails are always clean, if he doesn't pick his nose or fart in public...well, you get the picture.

How many of us have settled for less (groan!), but not all have to -- for some women, metrosexuality is no longer a priority, it's a necessity!

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Image: David Beckham is an unabashed metrosexual -- and women, including wife Victoria, seem to love it!

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A dominant feminine side ('I love soap operas too')

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A guy who's unabashed to admit that he loves gossip, enjoys shopping, sits in on your pedicure appointment and decides he wants one too...ladies would be fighting over an easygoing partner who's in tune with his feminine side!

But wait-a-minute. Does such a heterosexual male actually exist?

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Image: Karan Johar makes no bones about being in tune with his feminine side -- two thumbs up!

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A fat wallet

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Now this isn't much of a characteristic, but it drives a lot of girls (read gold-diggers) bonkers all the same -- lots of women are on the lookout for Mr Moneybags!

Who wouldn't want to marry a millionaire who lives in a posh house, drives a posh car, wears posh clothes and is, well, oh-so-posh?

The question is whether you're honest enough to admit that this is your chief requirement!

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


Image: Would you set your sights on a young millionaire -- well, Sergey Brin is a young billionaire!

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Generosity: Allowing access to said wallet

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If the fat wallet is firmly off-limits to you, what's the point?

And it's been known to happen -- there's nothing worse than a miserly millionaire!

You want a partner whose means, whatever they are, are freely offered to you -- someone who doesn't throw a fit when he sees your credit card bill and doesn't complain about how many pairs of shoes you have.

He should be willing to share the cash -- er, love.

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


Image: Sanjay Dutt lavishes wife Maanayata with gifts, his most recent purchase for her being a Rolls Royce!

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Romance: Candles, diamonds, the whole package

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Boys, if you don't woo, you're going to be boo-ed!

Girlies love to be plied with thoughtful little gifts, hear sweet nothings, be surprised with candlelit dinners and the odd bunch of flowers. Or be whisked away to Europe on a surprise honeymoon. But whatever, that's your call. Or is it?

And yeah, one tiny detail -- this has to last beyond beyond the first six months of the relationship.

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


Image: Singer Seal proposed to wife Heidi Klum atop a glacier --and renews his wedding vows to her in a romantic ceremony each year

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Mr Adonis: Good looks and build

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Arm candy -- someone who turns heads and has other people envying you when you walk into a room together.

And just for your information, it's not just males who want a hottie for a partner, a lot of women do too. Someone with the build of a Greek God and a face to match (swoon!)! So what if he's got the IQ of a house plant?

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Image: Speaking of Greek gods -- Hrithik Roshan is the answer to any woman's prayer!

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Intelligence: I understand 'A Brief History of Time'

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Some girls would prefer a man who's got smarts to someone good-looking. You know, someone who understands what cold nuclear fission really is, or can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 10 minutes.

Is Mr Brainiac your Mr Right?

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Image: Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is hailed as a genius brainiac

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Attentiveness: Would you like a massage?

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No one wants to get home to a partner who asks you what's for dinner before you've put your handbag down, or continues reading a book while you complain of a backache.

Attentiveness is one of the strengths of successful longterm relationships -- a man who pays attention to his ladylove is sure to score plenty of brownie points.

And guess what comes after the massage (wink wink)!

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Image: Abhishek Bachchan is the epitome of an attentive husband -- just ask wife Ash!

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Passion and sexual prowess: Take charge!

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So you want a dynamo in the bedroom? A guy who can curl your toes and make you tingle? Who knows his way around the sack? Who...oh, nevermind, you get it!

And passion -- let's not forget passion. Even the kiss he gives you before leaving for the office should leave you a little starry-eyed, right?

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Image: Meet the 'Sexiest Man Alive' Bradley Cooper!

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Confidence: The right kind, not overbearing!

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Let's make this clear -- nobody wants a loudmouth braggart. We merely mean a guy who's got self-confidence, who doesn't get tongue-tied in a conversation, avoid meeting your eyes or spend time fidgeting while you try to get him to overcome his shyness.

Someone effortlessly charming, who levels with you and puts you at ease.

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Image: Mallya heir apparent Sidhartha has the right kind of confidence -- no wonder he's dating Deepika Padukone!

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Honesty and faithfulness

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This trait rates high up on many women's wishlist!

A guy who is honest, sincere and doesn't believe in little white lies, flirting behind his girl's back or making her insecure by cozying up to others is a treasure.

After all, what's a relationship without trust and honesty?

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Image: Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon is devoted to his wife and quite the family man too

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Compassion: Loves animals and babies

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Few things turn a woman on as much as the sight of a handsome hunk coo-ing over a baby or feeding a stray.

Mr Compassion is sure to find lots and lots of takers, just as long as he doesn't overdo it. Dude, if you cry watching Titanic, you're going to be asking for it!

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Image: Salman Khan's love for animals and support of various children's charities only add to his appeal

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Ears the size of an elephant: A good listener

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Men don't listen.

And of course, women talk too much!

But all of them want someone who hears them out, someone who's a good listener. If a guy can take you cribbing about how your best friend is dating a man who's all wrong for her or your boss' vendetta against you, he's a keeper, what say?

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Image: Australian actor Liam Hemsworth has been praised to the press by girlfriend Miley Cyrus, who says he's a great listener

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Broad-minded and secure: No curbing clothes, career or lifestyle!

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An old-fashioned Mr Uptight is sure to have a tough time finding someone who puts up with his nonsense.

'Don't wear this, don't do that, who are you talking to, I don't think you should hang out with her' -- a chauvinist who tells you what to do is looking to get kicked to the curb by any woman with a shred of common sense,

A man who's the opposite is sure to be welcomed into open arms!

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Image: Wife Malaika makes no bones about her sensuality and he's comfortable with it -- a big hand to broadminded hubbies like Arbaaz Khan!

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Mr Clean: No drinking, smoking, gambling...

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And finally, we come to the guy who's clean as a whistle -- no vices to speak of!

Lots of women fancy the idea of a partner who doesn't indulge in bad habits that have the potential to destroy one's health, mind, finances and ultimately, a relationship.

Is this of paramount importance to you, ladies?

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Image: Clean-cut celebs like Justin Bieber have women falling all over them

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