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How to Bag the Perfect Guy for You

October 10, 2012

Today’s Simply Solo Spotlight is by Twoo.com, a social discovery platform that puts people in touch, fast. According to ComScore data, the site has more than 8.8 million monthly unique visitors, while being only just over one year old. Twoo is available online, on mobile and tablet devices and as a location based Android or iPhone application.

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How to Bag the Perfect Guy for You

Meeting a new man, be it online or in real life, can be a bit like being given a lovely, gift-wrapped present. At first, you’re not sure what this unfamiliar, though excitingly shaped, new item is. Your mind whizzes with possibilities as you remove layer after layer of shiny paper from the package (steady on ladies!). You get all excited about the glorious future that’s about to unfold with this thrilling new something in your life and then… oh… it’s a two-year subscription to Industrial Engineering Weekly magazine.

The point is that meeting someone new is a lucky dip and you can never be sure what you’re going to get… or can you? While we can’t claim that clairvoyance falls under the otherwise fulsome list of our skills at Twoo.com and therefore we can’t guarantee that the man you’re chatting with is Mr Marriage-and-Babies, we do have access to information about what guys are looking for and what kind of characteristics in a woman attract what kind of guy.

We’ve been doing some research, quite a lot really, so much so we’ve written an entire whitepaper about our findings. In this post we are looking specifically at what the data around age showed us; which bracket to go for to bag the man of your dreams.

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We looked at data asking guys to list their perfect partner’s best body part and, guys, you did pretty well. Smile and eyes were top trumps for all age groups, which suggests that those guys who appear to be talking to your chest might actually be shy as opposed to pervy, but from here on out things vary quite wildly.

If you’re looking for a man who will love you for your fierce intelligence rather than your booty, then you should look to the upper end of the age bracket. 14% of men aged 20-24 listed “ass” as their perfect partner’s best body part and 8% said “brains,” compared with guys from the 50-59 age bracket, 1% of whom wanted you for your behind and 15% for your brains. Interestingly, “chest” scored quite low consistently, apart from the 40-44 year old age bracket where it shot up to 10%, which perhaps can be identified as prime mid-life crisis territory. One thing you ladies might want to consider is that guys couldn’t give a monkey’s butt about your hair; this characteristic never struggled above 2% in any age group, so put down that curling iron and do something useful.

If your focus is marriage, then you should be looking for a man around about the age of 30. 37% of 20-24 year olds said they were “too young to think about it,” but they change their tune when they hit the 30-34 age bracket with 43% of them saying it’s an important commitment. If you’re dating an older guy, then you may find that that ship has sailed – 36% of men aged 50-59 don’t think marriage is relevant for them any longer. You may have thought that younger guys would be less interested in marriage than their more traditional elder counterparts, but the opposite is true, so you might want to pick a younger model if you’re after more than just a quick roll in the hay.

Well girls, one thing’s good to know, at least we can all stop worrying about our hair, huh? I don’t think so. Perhaps the most important stat was that on marriage, if you want him to put a ring on it, you better get in there before he hits 50, the good news is that gives you plenty of time.

What do you think on the findings? Do you agree? Does it resemble your own online dating experiences? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share with others.

Twoo has 8.8 million monthly active users that are based all over the world: the site is live in over 200 countries, and is available in over 35 languages. The areas of study for these findings: United Kingdom, France, United States, Belgium, Australia and Germany, among Twoo’s busiest countries. Twoo’s data is based both on profile information and behaviour. Profile information is filled in by the user when they join the website, to give other users a clear idea of their personality and lifestyle. Our behavioural data is focused around what makes a particular user, or groups of users, popular on the network. You can see the full whitepaper here.

Copyright 2012. Simply Solo blog by Catherine Gryp. All Rights Reserved.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2012 10:47 am

    I think there are some great points here. I like the idea of approaching love from a place of thinking as well as feeling.

    However, I also believe no amount of statistics or data can make you good partnership material if you have unresolved issues or suffer from relationship-dementia (those of us who have literally lost our damn minds when it comes to men).

    It really does take two to tango. It takes two pro’s to tango beautifully.

  2. October 10, 2012 11:25 am

    Hmm… I do love me a good set of dating “statistics.” I don’t necessarily buy the correlation between age and body part preferences but men in their 30s are definitely more marriage-minded than their younger (or significantly older) counterparts.

  3. Mark Petruska permalink
    October 10, 2012 11:41 am

    I’m kind of suspicious of any survey that doesn’t rank “chest” higher. Then again, I am in that 40-44 age bracket, which probably explains a lot…

  4. October 10, 2012 1:48 pm

    well not sure how honest those men are and I think they are a lot more visual (body) then they let on, and as sad as it makes me … men really don’t seem to want brains, so I will die alone :-)

  5. October 10, 2012 3:45 pm

    Hmm.. interesting. I don’t buy the hair as unimportant though. Hair is the number one defining feature that distinguishes a woman from a man at first glance. Men hate pixy cuts! I think hair is more important than the results show.

  6. maryalive permalink
    October 11, 2012 4:49 am

    Interesting stuff!

  7. October 11, 2012 11:37 am

    Hey guys, Nick from Twoo here. We mined the data for the above post.

    @Neghie You’re so right. There’s an element of attraction and compatibility that we’ll never to be able create statistics for! It’s interesting to analyse though

    @Mallory Hair style/colour definitely matters. Though when asking people what feature was MOST important, it rarely featured. Also, not all men hate pixie cuts!

    @Jensine There’s no accounting for honesty, but not all men are interested in the less cerebral aspects. Clever girls do well on our site.

    @Mark are you speaking for your own preferences? ;)

    @Kat what other stats would you be interested in?

  8. Brown permalink
    October 11, 2012 1:02 pm

    Nothing yet

  9. jes permalink
    October 11, 2012 1:34 pm

    I’m an industrial engineer, and i happen to love our weekly magazines! ha ha .. i’d like to see more of the study, is it published?

  10. October 11, 2012 6:39 pm

    Sure true findngs n silnt recomedatn

  11. oke permalink
    October 12, 2012 2:08 am

    i love twoo

  12. tendai permalink
    October 13, 2012 12:45 am

    hie everyone on twoo.

  13. October 25, 2012 7:59 pm

    Hmmmm. First of all, remember there are women who suddenly realize it’s not that critical to get married or they are in no rush. ‘Course that works especially if they have made a conscious decision not to have children. AND they know personally several women who have divorced and are trying to cope with financial realities, etc. about raising children.

    And there are enough of these women around. They just enjoy intimacy combined with intelligence, respect, fidelity and fun. But older women have no interest in being a benefactoress to guy. So I think the whole survey just masks a ton of real intentions, life situation complexities and agendas.

    I met my dearie when he was 48. And no we’re not married but we have been faithfully together for last 21 years.

    He has 2 adult children from a former marriage. Yes divoce is expensive. It’s hard cold reality, I’m sorry.

  14. November 2, 2012 5:55 am

    Yes I Agree with you Jean.

  15. Rob permalink
    December 10, 2012 3:36 pm

    Hair is not considered a “body part”; thus, the low incidence in the poll. I’ve read studies that stated that hair is the favorite feature of a woman’s appearance by about 20% of men. Back in the 80’s, Crystal Gayle’s hair won a “sexiest asset” poll in a landslide.

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