Research shows that two-thirds of British men now lust after women in high-powered jobs.
Long gone are the days when the ideal woman was the domestic, stay-at-home type. Now men believe the ultimate woman is a strong, sexy executive. Experts say this is not only due to changing gender roles. Due to economic hardship men may also be taking a more traditionally female view and looking for a “provider”.
Research released this week shows 66 percent of men are most attracted to high-flying females, rising to 71 percent among 30 to 34-year-old men. A girl who is strong, independent and professional is likely to be far more appealing to the modern male, according to the study.
Now 18 percent of men look for a partner who’s fun, 14 percent want a woman who can stand up for themselves and nine percent value spontaneity. A further 35 percent said they liked “bad girls” like Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox and Welsh singer Charlotte Church.
Relationship expert Jo Barnett said: “Finances are harder than ever, and men who may once have been scared of a powerful, successful woman have wised up. They are now embracing it, as someone who is financially independent is a very alluring option.