In a large and comprehensive survey launched by a trio of research partners including menstrual cycle tracking app Clue condom company MyOne and the University of Gottingen, 64,000 women from 180 countries were polled on their romantic and sexual preferences.
By far the most unanimous answer across the board? A strong preference for kindness. Nearly 90 percent of women said that kindness was an important trait when choosing a partner. Being supportive wasn’t very far behind at 86.5 percent, and intelligence won the bronze medal at 72.3 percent.
According to Dr. Virginia J. Vitzthum, working with Clue, the Kinsey Institute and Indiana University, “Kindness is rather like gravity, essential but little noticed until it’s gone. Given today’s emphasis on looks and wealth, it may surprise you that kindness is a top desirable trait across the world.”
The question then becomes: If women value kindness, empathy, and intelligence — what traits are less important to them?
As it turns out, having a huge penis doesn’t actually add up to much in terms of female opinion. The women polled across the globe indicated a preference for an average sized member, with ladies who had more sexual experience preferring a larger size. Beyond that, penis size was only the third most important physical trait — trailing a charming smile and beautiful eyes.