[ideal mate]

[ideal mate]

Stumbled upon an article today in What’s ON – a English-language magazine in Kyiv – entitled “Who’s Your Ideal Mate?”

I knew that something like the answers in the article were to follow (considering the nature of the magazine), but I guess I still expected more from guys… Below are several answers (of guys about their dream girls):

I like big eyes and when a woman looks at me like a puppy… She should hate football because there is no sense in watching football with women!

Dima, age 24

Poor girl that marries him – if she will hate football, I don’t think she’ll be one happy camper when he will want to watch EURO 2012 or something… If anything, I’d think that it is way cooler to have someone to share the delight of watching a game together (or doing whatever). But then, I am a girl and never really tried to think from a guy’s standpoint.

The most important thing is – she must not wear sneakers or ballet shoes.

Vadym, age 30

Wow… This guy amazed me with his shallowness. Seriously? The most important thing in a woman is SHOES? And after that guys are complaining that girls spend too much time and money on shoes… Also, Vadym (whoever he is) and I are never going to be together – I am all for comfortable shoes and I wear sneakers whenever I get a chance.

The ideal girl shouldn’t move my socks lying in the corner, try to make me feel guilty when she’s in the wrong, and should reply to my text messages. Add to that dimples on her cheeks and some intellect in her eyes and you have the ideal woman.

Oleksiy, age 28

Dimples, socks in the corner, and some intellect. Really? That’s it??? The best part about this description is text messages – someone’s definitely insecure about that.

Granted, there was more than enough ideas about slim-but-not-skinny, and other stuff, but no one said anything about the fact that a girl should be more than just a cute [and preferably dumb] accessory.


I know that those guys who were quoted in What’s ON are not the ones that I would consider for dating, but c’mon… What happened to maturity? Even the 30 year old guy only cared about shoes!

My ideal man (theoretically speaking) is tall and strong, laid-back, smart (and mature), and has a good sense of humor. Also, a part of maturity would include knowing what he believes in and standing upon those beliefs (granted, my ideal man is a follower of Christ). Someone for whom I will feel respect. 🙂

Guys who are reading this blog: what are you looking for in a girl? Girls, what are you looking for in a guy? What attracts you (or attracted, if you are married already)?

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