Girls like the guy with biggest laugh
If it’s a hard road finding the perfect woman then it could be a rugged road finding the perfect man, but chances are ‘‘rugged’’ is just the way she likes it. A quick survey among the girls on the streets of Queenstown found that most women like their man a little bit rough around the edges, but most importantly he must be ‘‘funny’’ and able to laugh at himself. The girls agree – ‘‘there’s nothing worse than a grumpy man’’. They prefer their men taller and stubble is good, but physical appearance was far less important to women than personality and ‘‘emotional intelligence’’. A kind caring nature, charm and some good basic DIY skills ranked highly, but he’s best not to work up too much of a sweat or damage his hands. His smell was imperative for some while others preferred ‘‘smooth hands’’. Intelligence and charm important if you’re Danish. ‘‘Australian and Kiwi guys are very aggressive when they hit on us. We like a bit of a softer approach. We like them harder to get like Danish guys,’’ Nadia Aagaard said. ‘‘I find it very sexy when a guy can cook and it’s so sexy to see a guy who’s good with kids.’’ Queenstown’s own Miss Otago, Monique Cooley, likes a gentleman: ‘‘All that chivalry stuff, opening doors for me. I like a man’s man, who can look after their woman.’’ He must be a great communicator and she prefers ‘‘tall, dark and handsome’’. Wanaka country and western singer Jody Direen likes her men ‘‘a little rough around the edges.’’ ‘’I like country boys, a bit of a southern man, hard working, a little bit tough, a good talker, caring, loyal, a little bit sensitive, but still tough . . . someone who’s passionate about life and love. You can’t go past a pair of cowboy boots and jeans: ‘‘I can’t stand those little townie shoes like chucks and stuff, and tight jeans, on men.’’ Southland country singing star Suzanne Prentice says good humour is paramount: ‘‘He’s got to be able to make me laugh and laugh at himself or he’s neither use nor ornament to me.’’ After 35 years of marriage to her perfect man, laughter is the key. At 17, Christchurch teenager Sophie Barnett already has her perfect man all mapped out. ‘‘Looks attract you but it’s the qualities that make you stay with him.’’ Sophie’s man must be very honest and trustworthy, hard working
are with a love of food. ‘‘He has emotional intelligence, he’s tactful and doesn’t say the wrong things. Selfless, caring and considerate. Someone who knows the languages of love, is perceptive and knows how to treat a girl right. He’s romantic, does little cute things and has a faith in God – a Christian guy would be perfect.’’
Country boys: for Jody Direen. My husband is the perfect man. He’s extremely funny, about the best dad in the world and after 30 years we still manage to enjoy each other’s company. Oh, and he taughtmehow to ride amotorbike.
After you: Monique Cooley likes a gentleman.
Fun loving: Suzanne Prentice says laughter is the key.