Nerds, wusses, hairy blokes and passionate Phoenix fans rejoice - you may not be destined for life on the dating sidelines after all.
A new survey suggests that not all woman are after a hairless muscle-man from the pages of Men's Health, but instead are on the lookout for a guy who is a little rough around the edges.
Top of the desirable traits was the unshaven look - a turn-on for 41 percent of women, while a slightly geeky personality was also popular.
Those who've been making frequent visits to the beauty therapist for a wax can also stop with the masochism - a hairy chest was voted the third-biggest turn-on, followed by a bookworm or a man who doesn't mind showing his sensitive side and crying during a soppy film.
Other secret desires of the fairer sex included grey hair, glasses and being a passionate supporter of a sports team.
A spokesman for www.onepoll.com which carried out the poll, told the UK's Mail Online that almost one fifth of women would never publically admit what they really found attractive in a man.
Instead they would claim they were after the more socially accepted model of the perfect male - a muscle-bound, clean-shaven manly man.
"But these results prove that they secretly want something different. It seems women really do like a guy who is able to show a softer side, or who is carrying a little bit of extra weight," the spokesperson said.
The poll also revealed that 91 percent of women would prefer a guy with a few flaws over someone who is perfect and more than half would rather find a guy who wasn't afraid to let it hang out a little bit, rather than someone who was buff.
Almost two thirds of the 2500 respondents preferred a hairy man, while 56 percent liked some stubble, the Daily Mail reported.
Fifty-eight percent of women also wanted a bloke who doesn't mind what he eats over someone who was watching his weight.