What women want: tech savvy men who have great gadgets
For all those men who want to score, here's a ready reckoner of what women like and what they absolutely detest. To begin with, get a good phone and be there on Twitter!sex and relationships Updated: Jan 08, 2014 16:19 IST
Indian women are impressed by men who are technology-savvy and those who are active on online social networking platforms, according to a study by a matrimonial website.
The website conducted a study to understand the influence of lifestyle and technology on women looking for a partner. In this study, women were asked about things they notice in their prospective partner.
Interestingly, women seem to notice the technology men choose.
As much as 48.4% of the respondents said that they notice gadgets, especially their phones and phone accessories, 27.1% said they notice watches and the remaining respondents went for a man's shoes.
According to 28.3% of the women, Twitter and Facebook are important mediums to analyse social presence, behaviour and psychology of potential partners.
Commenting on the survey results, Gourav Rakshit, chief operating officer, Shaadi.com, said: "The study indicates that the Indian woman is now going beyond the conventional partner preferences. Previously, the emphasis in matchmaking for a girl was a well-settled man."
"Today people give a lot of importance to compatibility. The poll is part of the constant research that Shaadi.com conducts in its attempt to gauge the preferences of its members," he said in a statement.
As many as 45.6% of the women surveyed said that they would prefer men who are active on Twitter as they are perceived as knowledgeable and well-informed, while 26.1% of women said they would prefer men who are active on Facebook as they are perceived as trustworthy and reliable.
When asked what annoys them the most, 36.5% of the women women said they don't like men who are obsessed with taking photos of the food to update their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Around 34.2% of those surveyed are annoyed by men who stare at the TV screen while talking and 29.3% of them aren't impressed by those who constantly look at the phone during a conversation.
First Published: Jan 08, 2014 15:56 IST