What women want. Apparently.
In what might be a handy aide memoire for all we confused chaps out there, TNS-Sofres has polled women on what they want. Granted, it is French women, and those 20-29 (a bit young for a greybeard like me, but quand meme).
So, here goes:
Note less than a third opt for shopping as one of their top five activities, and going to the hairdresser, manicurist etc appeals to less than a quarter.
Self-image is a bit of a problem, in that none of the panel answered 'very beautiful' to the question, 'when you look in the mirror, how do you look most of the time?' 11% managed 'beautiful', 52% 'really not too bad', 31% 'not terrible', 3% 'ugly' and 3% shun mirrors all together.
I'm not going to blog the contents of P12 as it is a long way from being PG, but answers to impertinent questions on la vie amoureuse are there. Given that 4% of pollees refused to answer the questions as to what they thought their contemporaries got up to, judge quite how SFW or otherwise it is.
Should a reade be seeking to employ a Frenchwoman, pay is the key thing (60%), followed by working environment (58%), followed by 'interesting work' (38%). And only 35% will sacrifice their personal lives for business success. So, not so many Faustettes out there.
Elsewhere, three cheers for the 24% who regard spending money on going out as the leading spending priority. And 22% think that fashion is 'idiotic'. Take that Coco Chanel.