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Men's choice for the type of woman they're most likely to ask on a date

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When it comes to dating choices, what are your "must haves" or deal breakers?

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Okay, here's an unofficial survey of dating preferences by a dating expert who has been studying habits of men over the years. Single moms may or may not have it harder, since the numbers of them in the dating pool are growing. If you think only beautiful women are asked out, you may be shocked by this unofficial poll.

If you're a single guy, we'd love to hear from you, so be sure to leave your comments with which of these choices would make your #1 on dating choices.

The gorgeous babe who turns heads, breaks hearts and makes magazine covers.

In most cases, women in the 8 - 10 (in a one to ten range) category of beauty are most likely to be considered as a "quick fling" with little expectation to become anything more. Men (on average) assume women who are naturally attractive are more likely to get what they want in life based on looks alone, thereby making no man a challenge to win.

Inevitably, gorgeous women are often used for casual affairs with no intention of developing an emotional connection. Men assume these women have other (more successful) men beating down their doors (not true), therefore it's not worth taking a chance on being the chosen one. In the back of their minds, men believe that she will be high maintenance, a drama queen and not worth it to put a serious effort into.

Or worse, they assume she'll reject him because he's simply "not successful enough."

Average women are the luckiest daters.

What is up with average women and men feeling safe to ask them out? Read more about this phenomenon here. If a woman has some sort of personality, has little to no drama, her chances of meeting a great guy are compounded double or triple. Assuming, of course, she's not the top pick when it comes to physical attributes.

If a woman's looks are in the 5 - 7 range, she's more likely to be asked out and eventually lead to relationship material. When beauty doesn't interfere in a man's attention span, he's more likely to actually listen to what a woman has to say, hence he's more likely to fall in love on a deeper level. Lucky average chicks!

"Not so zesty" women need a lot of something.

And then there's the women who rate under a five out of ten in beauty. That means that men will either have to see beyond physical appearance (and men are known for being visual) or they need some other feature that draws men in regardless of their "less-than-attractive" exterior.

The chances are slim that a man pursuing such a woman are doing so out of sheer admiration for her human attributes. In most cases, she has an outstanding net worth or enjoys taking a man under her wing as a nurturer. Either way, the balance of power lies in what she has to offer.

What are your thoughts on what it takes for a woman to be asked out? Does having kids from a previous relationship have a huge bearing on her future dating life? Is it more about looks, personality or financial status?

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