Looks aren't the top priority for men seeking serious relationships and marriage; the integrity of the relationship is.
Gold Coast, Australia (PRWEB) September 07, 2011
Russian dating site ElenasModels.com released survey results "What Men Want in a Wife” based on their online survey asking male clients to list top three qualities they want in a future marriage partner. According to the survey, #1 quality men want in a wife is "Loyalty", which was selected by over 25% of the site's male clients from the list of 50 qualities men want in a woman. The respondents to the survey were located in the USA, Australia, Canada, UK, Europe and other western countries, with the majority of respondents coming from the Northern America.
The Russian dating site conducted the survey over two stages: in the first stage men were asked an open ended question: "Name the top 3 qualities you want in a wife". The results of this online focus group were processed into the list of top 50 qualities mentioned by the majority of the survey respondents. In the second stage of the survey men were asked to choose #1 quality they wanted in a wife from this list, and loyalty came as the indisputable leader with over 25% of men selecting it as their #1 quality they wanted in a wife.
The second choice for the #1 quality men want in a wife was “loving/loves me” with 15% of men rating it as the most important thing they want in a woman. The third choice was “honest” with 10% of men rating it as #1 quality they want in a wife.
This was a change from the results of the focus group, where one of the top 3 qualities mentioned by men as what they seek in a wife was “beauty/looks” with 42% of respondents mentioning it as one of the top 3 qualities they wanted in a woman. Other top qualities mentioned in the focus group by the Russian dating site's clients were “honest” (mentioned by 49% of men) and “faithful/loyal” (mentioned by 34% of men), which both made the top 3 in the follow up survey; however, “beauty and looks” dropped significantly in rankings when men were presented with the list of 50 qualities to select from.
Elena Petrova, the founder and CEO of Elena’s Models, said she was surprised by the difference in the results of the focus group and formal “select from the list” survey: "Although beauty and looks came as #2 quality men want in a wife in the focus group, it didn't make the top three in the follow-up survey. The ability to select from a long list of qualities made it clear that looks aren't the top priority for men when seeking a serious relationship and marriage; the integrity of the relationship is.”
“What makes men to subscribe to our dating site is not only the looks but what’s inside the profiles, the values and qualities that Russian women and Ukraine women present and are looking for in their partners. When we asked our women to list top 3 qualities they wanted in men, looks didn’t even make it into the top 10. This survey confirms it once again that honesty, love and loyalty are the top priority in the long-term to make a relationship work.”
The detailed survey data of what men want in a wife can be found on Elena’s Models site:
About Elena’s Models
ElenasModels.com is one of the longest established Russian dating sites online working in the international dating industry since 1999 and specializing in introductions between western men and Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European women. Elenas Models’ members live in 167 countries of the world with more than 200,000 active profiles on the site, and hundreds of successful marriages and real life success stories from western men and Russian women.
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