MEN yearn for a woman from Sheffield who works as a nurse and looks great in a floral dress, while women prefer doctors from Newcastle who wear cashmere sweaters, says a new survey.
The findings are the result of a study of 4,000 people to find what constitutes the "ultimate" attractive man and woman.
According to the study, commissioned for Grazia magazine, men are more attracted to "curvy" rather than skinny women, and prefer brunettes with "long, wavy hair".
More than three- quarters (78%) of men see a "friendly smile" as the most attractive feature in a woman, and 74% see cooking as the interest they find most attractive in the opposite sex.
Some 93% look for a man who can make her laugh and 73% want someone who will "automatically" pay for a meal.
A man who owns his own home is five times more attractive (83%) than one who does not (17%), and more than three-quarters of women (76%) say a man needs to earn at least £50,000.