Good luck hunting. More than two-thirds (68.7%) of voters would rather go out with BEN AFFLECK than his boyhood pal and co-Oscar winner (for screenwriting) Matt Damon (31.3%).
BACK ON THE MARKET
Their marriages over, Tom, Dennis and Alec will be glad to know they've still got plenty of female admirers. While more than half choose TOM CRUISE (51.2%), others wouldn't mind taking up with Mr. Quaid (30.5%) or Mr. Baldwin (18.4%).
They still give a damn. If pollees had to marry one of the Gone with the Wind guys, they would much prefer the dashing RHETT BUTLER (76.1%) to the gentlemanly Ashley Wilkes (23.9%)
Julia Roberts's Reject Pile
Among the guys Julia has junked, JASON PATRIC is the most likely to be snapped up by sympathetic voters—a tidy 61.1%. Kiefer Sutherland took in 31.6% of the vote; Roberts's ex-husband Lyle Lovett, 7.3%.
The race for the ideal TV boyfriend was a close one. Once and Again's BILLY CAMPBELL captured slightly more viewers' hearts (27.4%) than Angel's David Boreanaz (23.8%), Ed's Tom Cavanagh (20.7%) and Ally McBeal's Taye Diggs (19.7%). The West Wing's Dulé Hill garnered 8.5%.
Terms of Endearment
Prenuptial agreements are for the birds, say 51.8% of voters. But surprisingly, 48.2% have no objection to knowing exactly where they stand should it come time to split the spoils.
CELEB DREAM DATE
Look who's 40 and apparently more fabulous than ever. GEORGE CLOONEY is the star respondents would most like to come knocking at their door, winning 41.2% of the vote. Keanu Reeves earned a respectable 23.9%, and Ricky Martin was third with a not-too-shabby 13.1%. Then came Benicio Del Toro (11.2%), Leonardo DiCaprio (7%) and Wesley Snipes (3.7%).
MOM, MEET MATTHEW
Despite two trips to rehab and being a less-than-stellar driver, MATTHEW PERRY is the Friends guy women would most want to introduce to their mother (51.3%). Matt LeBlanc received 27.1% of the vote, David Schwimmer, 21.6%.
MOST APPEALING UNDER 30
Quite a few women wouldn't mind being up Dawson's Creek with JAMES VAN DER BEEK. A third of poll respondents (34.6%) prefer him to Justin Timberlake and Tobey Maguire (both with 29.4% of the vote), and to Sisqó (6.6%).
Drive, She Said
On a first date, women would rather meet the guy at a restaurant (49.8%) or have him play chauffeur (48.6%). Only 1.6% want to do the driving.
More than a third polled said that when it comes to jewelry on a man, less is more: 39.1% think anything other than a watch is uncool. Nearly that many weren't as fussy, insisting that whatever he wants to wear is fine (31.3%), and 29.6% said necklaces are no-no's, but a ring or a bracelet is okay.
The Waiting Game
Once women have given a guy their phone number, 47.2% expect a call within 24 hours. Nearly the same number (47.4%) say he can wait for three days. But if a week goes by before he checks in, only 5.4% would be happy to hear from him.
More than half of readers polled (53.1%) would phone a guy who hadn't phoned after an enjoyable date. The others (46.9%) aren't interested in hearing his flimsy excuse.
When a guy doesn't call for a while, the excuse women prefer is "I've been out of town" (43.7%). "I've been busy at work" satisfies 32.1%, but "I've had the flu" only flies with 15.1%. "I couldn't find your number" makes the grade for a forgiving 9%.
MOST DESIRABLE OVER 50
ROBERT DE NIRO is the winner in this category of bachelors, with an impressive 54.6% of the vote. Another Hollywood icon, Jack Nicholson, took in 19.3%, while Rod Stewart and George Hamilton garnered 13.6% and 12.5%, respectively.
BODY OF EVIDENCE
When it comes to piercings, many women aren't convinced they're sexy; in fact, 49.6% say they're a turnoff. Bedhead was unappealing to 19.5% of respondents, tattoos to 17.4% and goatees to 13.5%.
CALL OFF THE SEARCH PARTY
Being stranded on a desert island with Survivor COLBY DONALDSON appeals to a hefty 63.8% of poll respondents. Series host Jeff Probst drew 16.7% of the votes, Nick Brown, 11.1% and Kel Gleason (which one was he again?), 8.4%.
The Other Woman
If a man wants to see his mom for dinner once a week, 66% say no problem. A less understanding 21.1% say Mom deserves to get him only on birthdays and holidays, while 13%—evidently ideal daughter-in-law material—think mother and son should be allowed a daily phone chat.
Funny You Should Ask
The number one attribute in a man? A sense of humor is key to 42.6% of PEOPLE readers polled. Sensitivity is a must for 30.8%, intelligence for 18.8%, good looks for 5.8% and money for a mere 2.1%.
Kiss Me, Date
The perfect end to a promising first get-together? A kiss on the cheek is slightly preferable (40.1%) to a kiss on the mouth (35.8%). A hug does it for 21.5%, a handshake for 2.6%—have they been reading too much Jane Austen?
No Girl Talk, Please
If he talks at length about his ex-girlfriend, a first date will be the last, say 57.5% of those polled. Bad table manners aren't nearly as irksome—only 19.6% would call it quits after one evening. If he talks about himself too much, 18.4% wouldn't be interested in hearing more. Too strong aftershave would put 4.4% off the scent.
A Big-Deal Meal
First time out? Make it a dinner date, say a hungry 46.8% of those polled. Coffee or cocktails are fine with 34.4%, but only 18.7% prefer midday dining.
Well, If You Insist
Let's hope he's got bucks, because 43.1% of voters say the man should reach for the check on all dates. Every other date seems about right to 39%, and 18% think an even split after the first date is entirely acceptable.
Forget a man in uniform: Nearly 70% of voters prefer the James Dean look of jeans and a white T-shirt. A business suit strikes a chord with 26.4%, while only 4.5% admit to loving leather pants paired with a silk shirt.
MOST WANTED BAD BOY
Fans forgive RUSSELL CROWE his sulky behavior: The gladiator is the victor (37.2%) over tough guy Bruce Willis(32.2%) in a battle among naughty notables for women's affections. Hugh Grant and Charlie Sheen, each with a peccadillo or two in his past, aren't even in the same arena (15.3% and 15.2% respectively).