Women might lust over hunks like Brad Pitt and George Clooney, but when it comes to relationship, they prefer a dorky geek who really knows how to fix things, a new study has found.
According to the study, based on a survey of 3,000 women, almost three quarters of the respondents said they were more attracted to men who understand gadgets and technology than blokes who spend hours keeping himself fit.
Almost half the women polled want a man around the house who can help sort out the TV, stereo, and home computer. More than half said having chap who knows how to fix things makes them feel cared for, the
The survey found that the one chore women really want their men to take care of is sorting out their gadgets. One in 10 said they would rather their partners fixed their favourite gadgets than get around to changing the bedroom sheets.
Occasionally, not being good with gadgets can spell the end of a beautiful romance. One in 20 women admit to dumping a guy because they knew more about fixing gadgets than he did - "it's not you, it's me, I've this thing about geeks".
More than half would not even consider dating a man who was no good at do it yourself. And almost nine out of 10 revealed they find men who spend their spare time down at the gym a total turn-off, the study revealed.
However, only one in three said they would go for a muscley bloke who took pride in his appearance.
A spokesman for 24/7 technology support service Geek Squad, which carried out the study, said: "These results will be a severe blow for the millions of men who work-out in a bid to appear more attractive to the opposite sex.
"It seems that women value a man who can give them support in practical ways, as well as emotionally, especially when it comes to technology and gadgets."