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What’s love got to do with papers?

<p>Seems that reading newspapers is a prime turn-on for those picking the great Canadian mate, a new Ipsos Reid survey has found.<br /></p>

Canadians say they want their mate up to speed on news





« If that person doesn’t read newspapers, they’re likely to send them off to fetch a drink so they can move on to someone more interesting.»






Seems that reading newspapers is a prime turn-on for those picking the great Canadian mate, a new Ipsos Reid survey has found.



A big majority desired someone up to speed on current events. Of 1,428 adults polled, 86 per cent of women and 80 per cent of men say their dreamboat would read at least one newspaper every day.



“You might think that when checking out someone they meet at a cocktail party, Canadians look for a person who’s hot, cut and loaded,” said Anne Kothawala, head of the Canadian Newspaper Association, which commissioned the study. “But no. If that person doesn’t read newspapers, they’re likely to send them off to fetch a drink so they can move on to someone more interesting.”



The Perfect Partner survey sought leanings on such attributes as hair and eye colour, romantic outings, sexual desirability and wealth.



Overall, the results seem very Canadian, insofar as most were looking for an average Joe or Jane, as opposed to a big spender with movie star looks and Cordon Bleu cooking skills who’s hot in the sack.



Some 59 per cent preferred someone with a “good income” rather than “well off” (24 per cent) or “richer than Richie Rich” (a mere 2 per cent).



And 78 per cent wanted a partner of average weight, 12 per cent wanted buff and 9 per cent said love handles turn their crank.



As for raising the heat in the kitchen, 59 per cent sought “good home cooking” from a mate, 34 per cent opted for “simple fare” and only 6 per cent wanted gourmet.



But they didn’t want the steam to reach their bedrooms. Asked how sexual their ideal mate would be, 69 per cent said “warm” and only 30 per cent chose “scorching.”






 
 
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