The perfect man is loyal, honest and clean. These, at least, were the top attributes as voted for by 58 British romance novelists in a poll sent out by the Festival of Romance in the UK.
The top results were:
Personal hygiene (88%)
Sense of humour (86%)
The least important romantic trait, according to the poll, was "a good car."
In a separate section, people were asked to agree or disagree with such statements as "Women know their best chance of finding a romantic man is between the covers of a romantic novel" (most agreed) and "In reality, romance is mostly in women's imagination and men just go along with it to please women."
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