What makes us marriage material? Trust if you’re a man, sex appeal if you’re a woman
A new study has revealed that men and women have very different views when it comes to what makes their partner ‘marriage material’.
As many as three quarters of British women need to be able to fully trust their partner in order to consider them to be marriage material, while 64 per cent of men consider sexually compatibility the most important factor.
The survey, which asked respondents what the top five ‘marriage material’ characteristics were, showed the differing views between the sexes.
Source: Daily Mail, 20th November 2013
An irritating story of gender stereotyping, now, with the supposed discover of what makes a perfect partner - for women, trust is key; for men, it’s appearances. While this belies only a light smattering of annoying gender generalisations, we’re really only scratching the surface. What else is important to men and to women?
Women also cite ‘romantic’ and ‘career driven’ as positive traits when it comes to choosing the perfect husband.
Very mature and grown-up there, girls.
Men, on the other hand, say willingness to look after them and allowing them to watch sports are more important.
Ah, because men are infantile and need to be looked after, right?
Women look for a much deeper connection from their partner than men do.
Gotcha - because women are mature, grown-up and responsible.
Realistically, men seem to want someone who is sexually compatible, but who will also wait on them hand and foot like their mothers would.
Again, men are children who only really look for a version of their mother they can fuck, right?
It’s also no surprise that the majority of men chose a higher age bracket to get married than women, as it has been proven that women are more advanced with maturity, whilst men don’t quite know how to act their age.
I would love to see precisely where it has been ‘proven’ that women are more ‘advanced with maturity’ than men (whatever that means). Equally, the notion that men don’t know how to act their age is generic stereotypical nonsense - for one, if all men don’t act their age, then however all men who are a certain age act must be how men of that age act. Even logically, this whole angle falls apart.
Still, it achieved a few headlines, as lazy gender stereotyping so often does - hang what message you’re propagating about women and about men, so long as it gets your voucher website mentioned in the press:
A spokesman for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, who carried out the survey, said: ‘It’s no surprise that the perceptions of what makes a partner marriage material between men and women is vastly different.
Voucher Codes Pro, it’s worth noting, employ the PR company 10 Yetis… the same PR team who recently brought you Britain’s Horniest Students.
You see, what a client looks for in a PR relationship is a PR company who can nurture and support them through reliable and effective, attention-grabbing PR.
Whereas what PR company wants from a client relationship is a client who will pay the bills on time and not worry about the low standard of bullshit the PR company churns out to make it into the news.
If this sounds overly negative and simplistic, 10 Yetis / Voucher Codes Pro, perhaps you now see my point.