The perfect man? He'd come with a rippling six-pack and a lantern jaw...at least that's what Hollywood would have us believe.
MailOnline decided to find out whether the fairer sex really do prefer their men looking like a Greek god, or whether pale and interesting is actually a more enticing proposition in reality.
We asked ten ladies to don a pair of state-of-the art eye-tracking glasses - and then meet a trio of men with very different physical appeals; while one, was muscly, another was boyish and the third was more slender, sporting a hipster look.
And we didn't tell them the guys would be stripped down to their underwear, meaning they would see everything, well, almost, that the men had to offer.
After a brief chat with all three of the men; muscular Laszlo Doszpod, 25, boyish Danny Golds, 22, and hipster Daniel Hayes, 27, MailOnline consulted both the technology and the ladies taking part for their verdict.
25岁的Laszlo Doszpod肌肉男，22岁帅气的Danny Golds和27岁的时尚男Daniel Hayes。在与这三个男人进行了简短的交流以后，《每日邮报》请技术人员和这些女性开始参与这场测试。
The physique that attracted the most attention from the women was Danny and his clean-cut looks; with 40 per cent saying they were most drawn by his physique.
Next up was Daniel, our more slender framed - and heavily tattooed - chap; 31 per cent of the women said they'd be most likely to want to see him again of the three.
Finally, the man with the most gym-honed brawn, Laszlo, garnered 29 per cent of the vote.