Top 10 Qualities You’d Seek in a Husband but not a Boyfriend

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Japanese women asked what qualities they seek in a husband but would not necessarily want in a boyfriend provide a suitably pragmatic ranking.

The ranking:

1. Kindness

2. A stable job

3. Similar values

4. Tolerance

5. Health

6. Desire for children

7. Seriousness

8. He can drive

9. Composure

10. Independence from his family

Strangely enough, although “stable work” is 2nd in the ranking, “a high salary” is only 23rd.

Dead last at 30 is “academic attainment” – an unsurprising position as academic qualifications beyond a bachelor’s degree are virtually useless for all but career academics in Japan, as employers prefer to brainwash employees themselves instead.

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