What I look for in a Girlfriend

An Englishman talks about the kind of woman he'd like to date, or have as a girlfriend.

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Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


What do you think is the most important thing when looking for a girlfriend or partner?

I would have to say, first of all, a nice smile, is what attracts me to a girl immediately.

And obviously, physically, you have to be attracted to them, so that would be step number one.

But when I get to know a girl, I look for things such as intelligence, I want to be able to hold a deep conversation, you know, it's not all about surface-level conversations, sometimes you want to get a bit deeper.

Ambition. Ambition is important. If she's happy, you know, doing the same thing everyday, she's not striving for more in her life then that's kind of a turn-off for me.

And other than that, I mean... I don't think I'm that fussy, to be honest with you. As long as they're a good person in their heart and they have, you know, the qualities that I just mentioned, generally, you know, I'm happy with that. I'm happy there.