10 Surprising Facts About Men

Guys get honest about what makes a date great, which women are marriage material, and who they’re secretly in love with in this surprising poll.

By David Zinczenko

s you probably know, men can put on pretty good poker faces when it comes to revealing their feelings. But here, for the first time ever, we’ve gotten them to show their cards. Consider this a user’s guide that will help you navigate through the sometimes-not-so-obvious actions, decisions and thoughts that men have. And that is what will give you the knowledge and the power to make your relationship better, stronger, sexier, and more satisfying.

28% of men think it’s OK to fib to get a first date.

26% of men think that a quiet night at home is the date that puts them most in the mood.

58% of men say a woman’s intelligence is sexier than a great body.

63% of men say it’s sexy to date a woman who makes more money than he does.

33% of men say it’s more enjoyable to be dating than to be married.

21% of men are on the lookout for something better while they’re in a relationship.

78% of men have literally felt “lovesick.”

21% of men say they secretly love a platonic friend of theirs.

88% of men say they have no clue about how women think or act.

56% of men say they’ll do anything to please their wife or girlfriend.

David Zinczenko is the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine and author of Men Love & Sex: The Complete User’s Guide for Women with Ted Spiker.

From MEN, LOVE & SEX by David Zinczenko with Ted Spiker. Copyright © 2006 by David Zinczenko. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. This book can be purchased from or directly from the publisher by calling (800) 848-4735. For more information go to

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