Study shows women prefer the boy, not the Beckham next door

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Study Shows Women Prefer the Boy, Not the Beckham Next Door

When you think of the ideal man -- at least physically --who comes to mind? David Beckham? Perhaps one of the Hemsworths? Taye Diggs? Brad freaking Pitt?

A recent study conducted by UK mens clothing company Jacamo tried to uncover what a woman's physical ideal is by asking both men and women.

Overwhelmingly, the men thought that washboard abs, a chiseled jaw, sexy hair and a piercing gaze would be the top choice for women. The Daily Mail reports that "62 per cent [sic] of men still believe that women prefer the gladiator look -- and suffer pangs of anxiety when they fail to match up to this image."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham attends a press conference to announce plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 6: Former Professional Soccer player, David Beckham, attends Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 21: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham attends a television show taping at China Central Television on April 21, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: David Beckham is seen on April 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: David Beckham watches from an executive box with his son Cruz during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
England football superstar David Beckham (C) carries a boy on his shoulders during a football game with children-survivors of super Typhoon-Haiyan at a school ground in Tanuan town, Leyte province, central Philippines on February 14, 2014, on the second day of his visit to the syper typhoon stricken province. Beckham who flew to the Philippines on February 13 to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon, gamely played with a dozen children-survivors. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham is seen on February 05, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Radcliffe/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
England football superstar David Beckham (L) plays football with children-survivors of super Typhoon-Haiyan at a school ground in Tanuan town, Leyte province, central Philippines on February 14, 2014, on the second day of his visit to the syper typhoon stricken province. Beckham who flew to the Philippines on February 13 to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon, gamely played with a dozen children-survivors. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Former footballer David Beckham (C) is seen with his children (L-R) Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz during the QBE International match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on November 9, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images,)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - JUNE 22: David Beckham poses with young fans during his visit Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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However, 72 percent of women in the study said they preferred a 'boy next door' look when looking for a long lasting relationship. Apparently (per this survey, at least), a flawless look isn't a winner.

Bring on the boyish good looks of Chris Pratt, or the fiery red hair of Prince Harry or Ed Sheeran, the goofy charm of the Andy Samberg's and Aziz Ansari's of the world!

And how about Ryan Gosling? He's ... wait, no. Gosling trumps all men everywhere. FACT!

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Actor Ryan Gosling attends a screening of "Only God Forgives" on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Cast member Ryan Gosling attends the LA premiere of "Gangster Squad" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actor Ryan Gosling attends the premiere of Focus Features' "The Place Beyond The Pines" at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Thursday March 28, 2013 in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
This film publicity image released by Radius-TWC shows Ryan Gosling in a scene from "Only God Forgives." (AP Photo/Radius-TWC)
This March 10, 2013 photo shows Canadian actor Ryan Gosling poses for a portrait in New York. Gosling plays a tattooed motorbike rider in a traveling circus in his latest film,"The Place Beyond the Pines." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Director, writer, and cast member George Clooney, right, and cast member Ryan Gosling pose together at the premiere of "The Ides of March", in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. "The Ides of March" opens in theaters Oct. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
From left, actor Josh Brolin, actress Emma Stone, and actor Ryan Gosling from the cast of "Gangster Squad," pose for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
From left, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone arrive at the "Crazy Stupid Love" premiere in New York, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone arrive at the "Crazy Stupid Love" premiere in New York, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 29: Macauley Culkin attends 'Les Toiles Enchantees' Children Care Association Auction Dinner During The 50th Foire du Trone at Pelouse de Reuilly on March 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
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