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Australians believe that personality is by far the most important characteristic of a significant other (stock image)

Men and women around the world show what they are most looking for in a partner – and how much they REALLY value appearance and personality

  • A YouGov survey in 20 countries showed what people value most in a partner
  • Australians rank personality as the most important characteristic followed by humor
  • But women appreciate personality more often than men look down
  • Vietnamese men are the most obsessed with physical appearance
  • British women value sense of humor more than any other nationality
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A global study has shown what people most seek out in romantic partners.

The research conducted by YouGov shows in 20 countries that personality is the most important characteristic for both men and women in Australia.

But although Australians agree that compatibility comes first, the genders differ considerably from the value of appearance.

Australians believe that personality is by far the most important characteristic of a significant other (stock image)

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Australians believe that personality is by far the most important characteristic of a significant other (stock image)

poll

What is more important? Give your opinion:

  • Physical appearance 0 votes
  • Personality 3 votes

An overwhelming 85 percent of Australian women find personality more important than appearance, while only 72 percent of men say the same.

This trend follows throughout the world, with women from every country more often appreciating personality than appearance.

Interestingly, Vietnamese men are the only group that has more physical charisma than personality.

Although they still value personality above appearance, Vietnamese women also pay the most attention to aesthetics from all countries surveyed.

Financial status was by far the least important feature for men around the world

Financial status was by far the least important feature for men around the world

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Financial status was by far the least important feature for men around the world

Of the respondents, Nordic women had the most shares in personality, while Indian women had the least

Of the respondents, Nordic women had the most shares in personality, while Indian women had the least

Of the respondents, Nordic women had the most shares in personality, while Indian women had the least

The biggest disagreements between men and women of a country about the appearance versus personality dilemma were in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Australian women rank sense of humor and intelligence as their second most important traits, followed by appearance and similar interests.

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Australian men said that physical attractiveness was the second most valuable feature, followed by similar interests, intelligence, and a sense of humor.

Australian women appreciate humor and intelligence for appearance, while men appreciate the opposite (stock image)

Australian women appreciate humor and intelligence for appearance, while men appreciate the opposite (stock image)

Australian women appreciate humor and intelligence for appearance, while men appreciate the opposite (stock image)

Financial status was by far the least important trait for both men and women in the underworld.

Of the Malaysian women surveyed, decent income is the most appreciated, closely followed by Vietnam and India.

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British women are more concerned with a sense of humor than any group, male or female surveyed.

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