Recent research shows that men want their daughters to be independent and strong. Their wives? Not so much.
According to ‘The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man‘, the number one attribute men want in both their wives and daughters is intelligence. Seventy-two per cent of the 818 men polled valued intelligence in wives and 81 per cent valued it in their daughters.
But after intelligence, men’s desired attributes for wives and what they wish for their daughters diverge so radically that you might be forgiven for thinking that men would prefer that gender equality skipped a generation.
For example, the survey found that two-thirds of men want their daughters to be independent and half of them want their girls to be strong. But only a minority of men wanted their wives to be independent (34 per cent) or strong (28 per cent).
What, then, do men want from wives?