PhD, £48k … the choosy girl’s guide to Mr Perfect

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The perfect man eats meat, drives an Audi and phones his mother twice a week – according to a poll of women.

He also drinks lager or beer, not wine or spirits, and earns a comfortable £48,000 a year.

The ideal male will also be 6ft, have short dark hair and smart dress sense.

Vegetarians were a no-no, according to the poll of 2,000 women by the clothing brand Austin Reed.

A spokesman said: “It would seem that women have high expectations when it comes to the perfect man.

“How a man is presented is obviously going to be a huge part of that.

“Whilst women don’t want a man to be too preened, they would like him to be stylish and up to date with current trends.

“It also nice to see that women favour a smart appearance, as opposed to sportswear.”

The study also found the ideal man should also have a degree and hold down a decent job.

A demanding 15 per cent said they would insist on a suitor having at least a master’s degree or a PhD.

But 70 per cent of women said they would prefer to date a man who earned more than them.

The poll also revealed women don’t like their other half to be too “deep”, with 43 per cent preferring their chap to joke around and have a laugh, rather than enjoy in-depth conversations.

Although 86 per cent of girls want a man who is sensitive, 64 per cent want him to say “I love you” only when he really means it.

The poll found 39 per cent of women would want their men to love shopping, but a third said they would like a man to leave the shopping to them.

And women would rather their ideal man enjoyed watching sport at the pub than watch soap operas and reality TV shows with them.