NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of mental health professionals from YourTango.com — the digital leader in love and relationships — dispels numerous long-held myths and reveals what makes a man husband material.
Is it true that you can tell everything you need to know about how a man will treat you by looking at his relationship with his mother? "Not even close," say 65% of experts.
Moreover, 55% of respondents disagree that a man who has never been married by age 40 likely has a deep-seated fear of commitment or some other undesirable issue to resolve.
The vast majority who were surveyed agree that the #1 quality that makes a man husband material is his ability to communicate, followed by honesty and reliability. And, when it comes to finding a husband, experts say the following three qualities matter least to their clients: a man's height, followed by his religion/ethnicity and then his job.
More than 96% of respondents concur that great husbands are made, not born – so it's never too late for a guy to live up to his potential. However, a whopping 89% of experts believe that addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling and/or sex, disqualify a man from being husband material.
"Unfortunately, the #1 husband-worthy trait that most women overlook is kindness. Not great news for all the nice guys out there!" states YourTango CEO, Andrea Miller.
Additional survey findings:
- Don't discount dads. 58% of experts agree that single fathers make great husbands.
- Say "no" to mama's boys. 88% say that "mama's boys" are not husband material.
- Bad boys can make worthy husbands. 85% agree that a man with a checkered past can evolve into a great, lifelong partner.
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