If you are a career-oriented girl, who follows the news and watches IPL for the game and not the cute players, then congratulations!
You are the prospective bride that Indian men are looking for, says a survey.
Career oriented girls: According to the survey, 83.5% men said they would want a partner 'who is career-oriented'.
"I don't think it would be fair on my part to not allow my wife to work. My work takes up most of my time. I leave for office at 8am and return at 9pm. I'm out for 13 hours every day. My wife will go mad staying alone for so long. Then, to pass her time, she will go shopping and waste money. It is better to have a double income and then spend than to have a single income and spend twice the amount," says Ajay Singh, a management trainee.
Should appreciate cricket, not the cute players: Cricket is religion in India and couples are known to have fights for not sharing a mutual interest in cricket. Men definitely have cricket on their mind and 76.6% of them would want a partner who would "love to watch IPL for the game and not for a cute player"
Should watch news, have views: While some men want a cricket-loving partner, 73.8 % men admitted that they would prefer partners "who like to keep themselves updated about the latest news."
"I don't want my partner to read tomes on the latest issues, but she should be aware of major events in the country and outside. I don't want her to know the minute details, like who won from which seat or by how many seats in the elections, but she should know about the topics being discussed frequently in the news and our peer groups. I don't want her to sound lame," says Sushant Sharma, a web develop.
Colleagues cannot be life partners: While office romance could have a few advantages, like, getting to spend time together and your lover being right in front of you all the time, it can also have a disadvantage.
According to the survey, 66.1% men don't want a partner from the same organization. "Working with your wife in the same organization could be dangerous. I will not marry any of my office colleagues. Getting scolded in front of your wife, or getting less increment than her will definitely hurt my ego. I will not see her as a life partner then. In fact, she'll be a competitor for me, which might lead to fights and arguments, and I clearly don't want that," says Aditya Roy*, a bank manager.
Should not watch reality TV shows: 80% men in the survey said, "Women obsessed with reality TV shows" are annoying.
"Do you think real life has less drama than reality shows?" asks Kishore Singh, a software engineer. "Imagine you are talking to your wife over the phone, and she cuts your call when her favourite reality show starts. My ex-girlfriend was like that. She would not receive my call or reply to my messages when Bigg Boss was on. I had a tough time. She was so involved with the show that even when we were out or talking on the phone, she would discuss it. Like, seriously? I had enough of her TV drama and can't tolerate someone with similar tastes again," says Ashish Ranjan*, a deputy area manager.
Get off the phone: Another thing that men don't like about girls is their constantly being on the phone. The survey said, "78.2% men find women who are always on the phone irritating."
According to Siddharth Singh, a management trainee, "This habit of always being on the phone is quite irritating. I don't understand, in ladkiyon ke pass itni baatein aati kahan se hain. If your partner is constantly on the phone, apart from the phone bill, what I fear the most is her sharing too much with her friends. Aur phir doston ki toh aadat hoti hai advice dene ki - tu aisa kar toh tera husband tujh pe aur kharch karega. Also, when I am around, I would want her to spend maximum time with me, and not on phone. And when I am not around, she can visit her friends or do something productive."