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What's the perfect man?

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

They're hot, sweaty and drop-dead gorgeous.

"Definitely a lot of good looking guys here," Krista Teller observed during her workout at Powerhouse Gym in downtown Tampa.

Megan Lacour agreed. "There are gorgeous men that go to this gym."

The gym floor is filled with diverse choices and different opinions from the women who are watching.

"My ideal of a perfect man is probably someone who is tall, dark and handsome," said Krista.

"I like blonde hair, blue eyes," explained Meldrey Watkins.

Megan chimed in with, "Tall, dark and handsome."

That information is key for makers of those trashy romance novels that women love to read. Whether you picture a charismatic Christian Grey or a fabulous Fabio, there's actually a science to figuring out which type of men belong on these covers.

Megan said, "Muscular but not too muscular."

Sarah also commented, "Muscular, but not too big."

However, 42 percent of women say they do like a man that's rugged.

"I think someone that's very fit is very attractive," said Krista.

Twenty-six percent of women are drawn in by black hair and green eyes. Meanwhile, a third of the ladies surveyed say they like little or no chest hair at all.

While these romance books are supposed to be a reflection of what we women like, some of these ladies have another novel idea.

"I mean, you could be beautiful on the outside and have a personality that's kinda like, what planet did you come from?" said Meldrey.

They truly are willing to not judge a book by its cover.

"He could be missing teeth, have no hair, one eye, and, like, it doesn't matter," added Sarah Michelle.

Unlike her description though, the survey determined that the perfect man has a European accent and is in his 30s with black hair and green eyes.

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