by Mad Dog
A recent survey in England showed that men prefer
women with large breasts and thin waists, while women look for a man with a Big Ben. Just
kidding. The truth is English women are happy if their mate has teeth.
|| Exactly what do
men and women look for in a mate? This is one of the more common questions that keeps
people awake at night, right after "Why do I have to tip someone for making my
latte?" and "Should I be paying the gym to use free weights?".
If youre like most of us, you look for a mate
whos compatible, who you want to spend your life with, and who will put up with your
counting peoples toes to make sure they have five on each foot. If youre
President Clinton, you look for someone who will stand by you even when you repeatedly
show incredibly bad taste in your choice of liaisons. And if youre Elizabeth Taylor
or Mickey Rooney, you pretty much just look for anyone you havent married yet.
So exactly what do men look for in a
womans physical appearance? If you said "an uncanny resemblance to their
mother" youd be wrong. Unless, of course, their mother is Pamela Anderson Lee.
A recent survey in England showed that men
prefer women with large breasts and thin waists, while women look for a man with a Big
Ben. Just kidding. Well, about the Big Ben, anyway. The truth is English women are happy
if their mate has teeth.
After showing pictures of different women
to a group of men, the scientists discovered that the men preferred to look at the
pictures in the privacy of the bathroom. Kidding again. Actually they preferred women with
a little meat on their bones rather than the emaciated waif look. (NOTE: At press time
Kate Moss was unavailable for comment on this since she was busy depositing a $3 billion
check in the bank while laughing hysterically.)
For years weve been seeing bumper stickers
like "Accountants do it with interest" and "Mail carriers deliver".
Contrast these with the British bumper stickers that are cropping up saying "Id
rather be ironing".
|| British women, it
turns out, dont really care what a man looks like because they prefer ironing to
men. At least in the morning. A survey by Avon (new motto: "Avon emailing")
showed that less than 2 percent of the women surveyed enjoyed sex in the morning. Contrast
this with over 4 percent who said theyd rather be ironing, 35 percent who would
prefer to collect the milk from the doorstep, and nearly 60 percent who thought doing
their make-up was more fun.
the United States, women apparently enjoy sex a bit more. Redbook magazine says 60 percent
of the married women in this country claim their sex life is either very good or
excellent. Hopefully theyll update the report when the women figure out which it is.
Either way, these women say a mans
profession has a big effect on his lovemaking. This shouldnt be a real surprise
since weve been seeing bumper stickers for years advertising this. You know, things
like "Accountants do it with interest", "Firemen carry a big hose",
and "Mail carriers deliver". Contrast these with the British bumper stickers
that are cropping up saying "Id rather be ironing".
According to Redbooks survey, artists
keep their wives the happiest, partly because theyre into foreplay. Salesmen, on the
other hand, make love more often but its over quicker. Truck drivers are the
"most likely to introduce edible underwear into lovemaking", computer geeks are
the least likely to give or receive oral sex, and doctors were near the bottom of the list
because, well, they just dont have much stamina.
In Brazil, the mayor of the small town of
Bocaiuva do Sul (literally, "Out in the Sun Too Long") says hes going to
help the sexes get along by personally buying and distributing Viagra free to the men in
|| But it takes more
than sex to make a relationship work. Sometimes it takes laws. Thats why all over
the world, governments are trying to make it easier for men and women to coexist. In
Austria they passed the worlds first law to force husbands to do half the household
This is a good idea, because
a marriage is supposed to be a 50/50 proposition. Like when you go paint shopping.
Thats why a paint store in Alford, Scotland is refusing to sell paint to men unless
they have a signed note from their wives. Well, that and the fact that so many wives make
them return it because they dont like the color choice their husband made. Leave it
to Scottish women not to appreciate red walls and a black ceiling.
In Turkey, they recently did their bit by
declaring adultery to be legal for women, which is only fair since its been legal
for men for years. And in Brazil, the mayor of the small town of Bocaiuva do Sul
(literally, "Out in the Sun Too Long") says hes going to help the sexes
get along by personally buying and distributing Viagra free to the men in the town. If the
Redbook survey holds true over there, hed better make sure the doctors keep some for
Keep all this in mind the next time you
meet someone and think to yourself, "Would this person make a good mate? Or should I
make a break for it while Im still sober enough to outrun them?"
©1998 Mad Dog Productions, Inc. All
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