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What men and women want in heterosexual marriage has changed, thankfully. Our World in Data shows romantic idealism has done its job over the last 70 years with "mutual attraction " love" rising from fourth (women) and fifth (men) most important in 1939 to first place in 2008. For men and women, education and intelligence gained in importance, as did sociability and good looks. The modern man also placed more importance on their spouse wanting children. As expected, modern men and women place little importance on chastity which with both sexes went from being in 10th place to last.