All women want in a man is a nice tush and deep pockets, correct?
False. At least I am speaking on behalf of 90% of girls that I know.
It is also a circulated non-truth that most girls like arrogant guys, assholes if you will. Pardon my french, s'il vous plait.
The reason us swooning females dote on Mr. Darcy has nothing to with his wealth or prideful attitude.
Here are the secrets to being the kind of man that women want (Mr. Darcy):
Mr. Darcy guards his own heart. Women respect a man who is careful with his own affections, it's attractive. It means he's not taking you out for coffee in the afternoon and then movie nighting it on the couch with Sophie-what's-her-face. What may seem like a pompous attitude is just Mr. Darcy being cautious.
Mr. Darcy makes efforts with Elizabeth. He asks her to dance, he puts himself in her presence so he can talk to her and perhaps show he is interested. When guys are aloof it can be a turn off because we want them to be men and pursue us. Like when Darcy tells Elizabeth he loves her.
Mr. Darcy cares deeply about family and friends. Nuff said.
Mr. Darcy makes amends for his wrongdoings. He tries to rectify the situation between Jane and Mr. Bingley, and he helps patch up the scandalous runaways Lydia & Mr. Wickham. When he helped get Jane and Mr. Bingley together he was proving that he listened to Elizabeth Bennet and took the time to consider that he might be wrong about the situation. Us girls like that.
He loved Elizabeth so much that he goes out of his way to help her family members (I am speaking of silly little Lydia). Too often guys do not want to go through the "trouble" of winning a girl over. They want a girl handed to them, they want the girl fawning all over them first. Mr. Darcy took great leaps of faith in proclaiming his feelings for Miss Bennet. Women want to feel that they are worth the trouble a man takes to pursue them.
Finally, Mr. Darcy has good hair and sturdy boots. YUM.
Those are the thoughts of a young woman living vicariously through Jane Austen novels.
"We are all fools in love"