Monday, January 01, 2001

180 Seconds

Women Take Three Minutes To Size-Up Mr. Right

Most women believe three minutes is all it takes to assess a potential mate, a new study says.

The average female spends 180 seconds sizing up a man's looks and fashion sense as well as appraising his scent, accent and eloquence, the Daily Mail reports.

Women are also quick to judge how a man interacts with her friends and whether or not he is appropriately successful or ambitious.

They study found women are reluctant to change their minds about a man and are likely to believe 'they are always right' in their judgements.

So too women are likely to reject men who they feel are too cocky are do not appear to earn enough.

The study was commissioned among 3000 adults to coincide with the release of a new book 'Instinct'.

"I think a lot of people believe in trusting their instincts when dating. It makes it seem more magical, like it's coming from somewhere deeper," Ben Kay, the book’s author, told the Daily Mail.

"But it's surprising how quickly women make a decision. That's barely enough time to finish a drink together."

"It's interesting that so many women trust their instincts and yet still give men the opportunity to change their minds."

"Some men might think this is leading them on but I would imagine most women just want to give every bloke a fair shot."

Both men and women in the study said they rely on their instincts when making decisions with 84 per cent saying their instincts take precedence when it comes to life-changing decisions.

The study found 88 per cent of woman believe their instincts are always right and should always be trusted.