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What i know about women: Bobby George

Darts player Bobby George is 61. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Essex.

I MET Marie on Valentine's Day about 25 years ago, and when I saw her I told my mate that she was the bird I was going to marry. It sounds corny, but I just knew that she was perfect as soon as I laid eyes on her and, two years later, I did marry her. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was that attracted me to her, but I just knew she was the one for me.

I don't think I have a specific type, really. A woman's got to have a good personality, and you want her to have a bit of a shape as well, don't you? You don't want to marry a bloke, after all. I like women with a bit of meat on their bones, and I can't be bothered with all this skinny stuff. They just look like they need a good feed.

I was first married when I was just 22, but I think that's far too young. I don't believe that men can really fall in love until they're 40. Women are much more mature, but for young men, their love is in their trousers, if you know what I mean. It's stupid, really, but a woman in her twenties is mature enough to really commit, yet men in their twenties are idiots. I know I was, anyway. It's simply down to how quickly you mature, and women are streets ahead of men on that front.

Men are more selfish, I think, while women are very giving and caring. Whenever we go on holiday, my wife is always phoning home and checking up on the kids. I never think to do that. It's just because women are really nurturing. What would we do without them?

I think that love is a very different thing for men than for women. A woman's love is her whole life, while for a man it's only a small part of it. Women can devote themselves completely to the people they love, while men can devote their lives to more than just love. I suppose in that sense women are superior to men. They're extremely loyal.

Marie has been my manager for about 20 years - when she says jump, I ask 'how high?' - but we're definitely a team. We're in it together, even though she's always telling me what to do! She's great at what she does. In fact, if I were an employer, I'd employ only women. They're always on time, they're organised, they get the bills paid.

My mother was like that, and so is Marie. I don't think that men can ever be as organised as women. They juggle so many things at once, and perhaps they care about stuff more. Women care so much about other people, whereas men are more likely to care just about themselves.

I think that we have a good working relationship. We work together and we're married, so we spend a lot of time together, but we don't argue too much. PMT is the only thing that really drives me crazy. I hate when they get the old PMT, they get a bit nasty, don't they? They start having a go at you, and you just don't know how to deal with it. Then the next day they tell you it's not their fault, and blame the PMT. I just go fishing when it starts. There's not point in confrontation, you'll always lose.

• Bobby George appears in Don't Call me Stupid on ITV1 tonight at 10pm.

 
 
 

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