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Sweet Tall-Shadow had the fun idea of polling single women (and then I added on the men!) to find out what they are looking for in a future marriage partner.

I’m grateful to all who took the brief survey, and thought I’d share what was discovered, so if you are out there in the dating world, you can see what the opposite sex is truly hoping to find.

(A quick disclaimer: there were at least another ten or so traits I wanted to add, but I needed to keep the question manageable. Hope you understand!)

What men are looking for in their future wives:

  1. Godly
  2. Trustworthy
  3. Attractive
  4. Kind
  5. Servant-hearted
  6. Humble
  7. Good conversationalist
  8. Dependable
  9. Cheerful
  10. Adventurous
  11. Funny
  12. Sensitive
  13. Generous
  14. Hard-working
  15. Agreeable

What women are looking for in their future husbands:

  1. Godly
  2. Trustworthy
  3. Dependable
  4. Kind
  5. Servant-hearted
  6. Hard-working
  7. Humble
  8. Funny
  9. Good conversationalist
  10. Sensitive
  11. Generous
  12. Cheerful
  13. Attractive
  14. Agreeable
  15. Adventurous

(Author’s note: One can’t help but notice that men rate attractiveness at #3 and women rate attractiveness at #13. I’m sorry, girls, but I kinda think you’re blowing smoke.  But I still love you!)

Regardless, happy searching, sweet ones!

Before you start dating, heal up first! Unraveling: Hanging onto Faith through the End of a Christian Marriage can help.