Everyone thinks they know the answer to the question, What do men want in a woman? and what do women want in a man? I can tell who has read their textbook based on what the answers are to this question.
In reality the top five for men are: Love, Dependability, Stability and maturity, Good disposition, Looks. The top five for women are: Love, Dependability, Maturity & Stability, Good disposition, Desire for children and home.
Interesting that these are not the characteristics that you find portrayed within the media (movies and TV) as the preferred characteristics.