But in my experience, if you give a man a choice between shopping and having a root canal, the latter has a better chance of winning.
(The exception, of course, would be helping a woman pick out a bathing suit --lots of male volunteers there.) Too much domesticity can also turn off men.
The latter creates a more sensual mental picture, like Lauren Bacall showing off her great gams in "To Have and Have Not".
When the 50-SOMETHING TENNIS CHAMP I agreed to meet turned out to be 72, the sweet bouquet he brought didn't keep me from leaving soon after our handshake. Jim Fischer, who started his online search at 49, listed "someone my own age" as his number one criteria.
"I was married for seven years to a Gen Xer who was 15 years younger than me," he says. Her cultural references began with the movie Sixteen Candles and ended somewhere around Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The way you spend your leisure time is one of the best indicators of your personality and values.
(If you've been too busy for hobbies, you may want to consider rounding out your life.) Write down the activities that show both your playful and serious sides.
I wanted someone on my level, someone without a tongue ring or tattoos and who could answer, 'Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated?