goo Ranking took a look at the characteristics of formidable but alluring women.


Between the 18th and 20th of October 2011 1,092 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.3% of the sample were male, 11.2% in their teens, 16.2% in their twenties, 25.7% in their thirties, 25.8% in their forties, 11.5% in their fifties, and 9.5% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This survey was for the men only.

Not to boast, (hah! that’s a lie!) but my wife scores highly on this checklist, but I never found her formidable – well, at least no more formidable than anyone of the opposite sex – nor alluring; she was, and is, of course, just the right person for me. Holding her drink is probably the first one that she falls down on.

Ranking result

Q: What are the characteristics of formidable but alluring women? (Sample size=571, male)

Rank   Score
1 Extremely beautiful 100
2 Always smiling 85.5
3 Converses on a wide range of topics 69.8
4 Has a hobby she immerses herself in 68.0
5 Gentle with everyone 67.4
6 Natural, free from pretenses 61.0
7 Daddy’s little princess type 58.1
8 Good sense in fashion 55.8
9 Well-read 52.3
10 High salary 47.1
11 Can hold her drink 44.2
12 Can visit ramen shops, gyudon beef bowl stalls, etc by herself 40.7
13 Takes solo holidays 40.1
14 High-quality schooling 39.5
15= No chinks in her armour 37.2
15= Elegant dresser 37.2
17 Puts work before love 29.1
18 Good at haggling 27.9
19 Sporty 26.2
20 Doesn’t treat me as a man 24.4
21 Studies dressing in kimonos, tea ceremony, etc 22.1
22 Good driver 19.8
23= Usually has a boyfriend 14.0
23= Unrestrained in love 14.0
25 Slow to reply to emails 11.0
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