Most responses have been a bit knee-jerk, but this is priceless: Ah, so now it seems there are five male traits, and not three, as previously supposed - single-mindedness, reticence, stoicism, alcoholism and promiscuity. Damn them. They get all the best stuff. For those worried this might be a member of the media femafia and therefore suspect, here's word from a 100% red-blooded male: People often ask me why reticence is such a male thing. I don't answer.
... and, while we're on the topic:
Very small study group findings reported as fact, again: Media-friendly biologist Dr Nick Neave uses a study group of 54 to prove women will dump their man for a more handsome model when ovulating, which (given that "the findings made sense and backed what was already known about human attraction") obviously proves women go for money and status while men just go for youth. Just for once, I'd like to see the words "a study group of 500", you know?
... in fact, I feel moved to do some of my own research. It's a bit of a self-selected group, true, but when did that ever stop the Pain Research Group? And you may lie (or "incorrectly self-report" as we researchers like to call it), but what the heck, entire scientific premises have been based on shakier data, right?
And if we hit 54 responses, we may even get our own article on the BBC!
[This is a quiz for ladies and gentlemen, of no matter what sexual persuasion; yes, even misanthropes and total abstainers because flat/workmates count too.]
This is what I find most attractive in a man:
lots of sperm
a "symmetrical body"
money, money, money
give me status and power, baby!
youth and beauty
reticence, stoicism and single-mindedness, MMM-mmm
an extensive collection of role-playing games
the look of love in his eyes
looks good on a sofa
I find these additional attractive aspects also help:
Fun for a weekend, but I wouldn't want to keep one forever.
EDIT: Please feel free to criticise my research methodology in the comments, otherwise I won't be able to claim this piece of work has been vetted by my peers.