Does sporting prowess, fame or money make a man more attractive?

Worcester News: Sports stars like David Backham are popular with the ladies Sports stars like David Backham are popular with the ladies

AS if money, success, talent and fame weren't enough, it now seems sports stars are more attractive to women.

A new survey reveals more than half of women said they would prefer to have an affair with a sports champion over an equally talented but modest man.

The poll, by dating website Victoria Milan, asked 3,256 of its female members questions to discover what exactly it is that sets sporting champions apart from regular, talented men.

The body was ranked the number one attraction, with 39% of women voting for a trim, toned and taut body. 

Money was a fairly close second, with 25% of women looking for cold, hard cash.  Fame and success were rated third and fourth respectively.

Brains certainly lost out to brawn, with just 8% of women claiming intelligence attracts them to a sporting personality.

CEO and founder of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said the results indicated that while it’s clear women like a little excitement in their lives, almost half will settle for an affair with a regular, but talented man.

“Only 7 per cent more of respondents are interested in the “added extras” such as large bank accounts, magazine covers, fancy cars and designer clothing," he said.

"Real women are looking for real men – but having the physique of a sports star will increase the chances for gentlemen looking for a good time."

The full survey results:

Would you prefer to have an affair with a sports champion or an equally good, but modest man?
Sports Champion - 53.6%
Regular Man - 46.4%

Would you be scared of being more exposed while having an affair with a sports champion?
Yes - 99.2%
No - 0.8%

What attracts you the most to a sports champion?
The body - 39.1%
The success - 11.8%
The money - 24.6%
The intelligence - 8.3%
The fame - 16.2%

Which sport do you find to be the hottest?
Football - 16.2%
Tennis - 8.4%
Golf - 6.1%
Basketball - 6.3%
Motor Sport - 7.3%
Rugby - 6.4%
Surfing - 23.4%
Athletics - 4.5%
Swimming - 12.5%
Baseball - 8.9%

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9:46am Wed 21 May 14

CJH says...

"Would you prefer to have an affair..." Seriously? What on earth is this load of tosh? What sort of mindless idiot thinks this represents women in the real world? It is patronising to both men and women. What the heck is going on at WN Towers that they think this is 'news'. And to those who may say, it's only a bit of fun...think again. What message does it send to young people? That having an 'affair' is cool? I despair, I really do. This is the second time in a week that a survey (taken from a minority of users to a particular website) has been presented to us as news. Both are just free advertising for those businesses. Are there any REAL journalists left in the world?
"Would you prefer to have an affair..." Seriously? What on earth is this load of tosh? What sort of mindless idiot thinks this represents women in the real world? It is patronising to both men and women. What the heck is going on at WN Towers that they think this is 'news'. And to those who may say, it's only a bit of fun...think again. What message does it send to young people? That having an 'affair' is cool? I despair, I really do. This is the second time in a week that a survey (taken from a minority of users to a particular website) has been presented to us as news. Both are just free advertising for those businesses. Are there any REAL journalists left in the world? CJH
  • Score: 7

11:19am Wed 21 May 14

Robot 3021 says...

And there was I, just dusting down my badminton racquet :(

Quite agree though, it's just awful glossy magazine substandard tat, most definitely not news, and as you say, patronising to both men and women.

On the plus side, four commas in one sentence, go me! I do like a comma, probably prefer them to semi-colons.
And there was I, just dusting down my badminton racquet :( Quite agree though, it's just awful glossy magazine substandard tat, most definitely not news, and as you say, patronising to both men and women. On the plus side, four commas in one sentence, go me! I do like a comma, probably prefer them to semi-colons. Robot 3021
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