SILVER FOXES ARE SEXIEST
It’s official – men with grey hair are sexy.
A new study has found that over half of women over the age of 40 prefer their man to have greying locks like George Clooney or Philip Schofield. Dyed hair, however, is a big turn off, with one in three women giving it the thumbs down.
The survey of 2,000 women by mature dating website Footloose Dating aimed to discover the most, and least, attractive physical qualities in a potential partner. The poll reveals that for 54 per cent of women the "silver fox" look is the number one turn-on. Being clean shaven came second, with 22 per cent of women preferring a smooth face to kiss, while having "sparkling" eyes was voted third, with 15 per cent.
Other key physical qualities included well-manicured nails, trim figure and strong – as opposed to double – chin. A pot belly was the biggest turn-off, with 44 per cent prepared to cut short a dinner date if greeted with a bulging stomach. Men with dyed hair left a further 32 per cent of women unimpressed while almost a quarter found bushy beards or eyebrows off-putting. Foul breath, comb-overs and bad teeth also sent shivers down women’s spines. ?
Eleanor Selley, co-founder of www.footloosedating.co.uk, said: "Though many men recoil at the idea of going grey, this survey shows what I’ve believed for a long time: that grey hair is sexy. "It suggests maturity and dignity, a sense of being comfortable with getting older, whereas dyed hair screams the complete opposite.
A pot belly, on the other hand, just says ‘I don’t care about myself at all’. "Looks aren’t everything to the mature woman – companionship is just as important – but they do still count. Thankfully for men, a little grooming will go a long way."