What Makes a Woman 'Wife Material': Men Reveal the Surprising Truth

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Every year in the United States, over two million couples walk down the aisle, say "I do," and hope for a happily ever after. But before that epic walk into marital bliss, what is it that makes a man decide to, in the immortal words of Beyoncé, put a ring on it? Are men looking for beauty, brains, or the perfect combination of the two? Or do they simply want a woman who is interested in birthing at least four kids as fast a possible? Let's find out! 


Of course, there is no one answer that works for every man out there. Different men, indeed, want different things out of their relationships with future wives. They are complex human beings after all. Of course, that's also what makes this question and their answers -- which ranged from wildly sweet and simple all the way to ridiculously old-fashioned and even caveman-like -- so interesting. 

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We surveyed a group of guys who were willing to spill the beans on the specific values and characteristics that they feel transform a woman from "girlfriend" or even "friend with benefits" material to "wife material."

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Think you already know what these men will say? Think again. You will be surprised at some of their answers and the fact that, happily, "perfect boobs" was not even one of their responses -- even if, sadly, "nice butt" was! Read on for all their answers. 

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