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This just in – nobody’s perfect

Here’s something to give you a little bit of proportion when you’re out looking for The One.

Nobody's perfect Nobody's perfect - not even her  –   © fotolia

A recent study of 2000 men has found out that, perhaps unsurprisingly, no man actually rates his partner as perfect. Most men questioned rated their partner at a 7 out of 10. Interestingly, in a similar study aimed at women, men scored similarly non-perfect: most of the women rated their partners at around 69% “perfect”. Younger men (those under 25) tended to judge their partners more harshly, while those in their 50s were more appreciative of what they had. Those under 25 also believed in the concept of the “perfect woman”, which may explain why they were more likely to think their own girlfriend didn’t quite add up. As people get older, it seems they begin to realise there is no such thing as an 100% perfect person of any sex.

And although the study does include a long list of complaints both men an women used as reasons why their partner is less than perfect, people generally tended to appreciate their partner. 45% of the men even went as far as saying their partner was the more attractive one in the relationship.
So there you have it: you don’t have to be perfect to be in a relationship and you certainly don’t have to be with a perfect person to be happy.
 

by Shimrit Elisar

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