OPINION: What women want and other great mysteries

WHAT do girls want?

This age-old question has remained as solvable as picking the winning Powerball numbers.

Many a confident, level-headed male has turned to melted cheese when confronted with a woman he has feelings for.

Our friends, while having our best interests at heart, are just as clueless as we are. So their advice is normally best shelved in the, 'Thanks, but no thanks' pile.

And even though our parents probably have the answers, they are too uncool to ask.

So, here are the thoughts of a completely unqualified and let's face it, pretty clueless 30-something on what girls are chasing in a man.

Strap yourself in and hold on tight, it is sure to be a bumpy ride.

It has been for me anyway.

The first thing to get really clear on is that no matter how hard you try, you are not going to be every woman's cup of tea.

In fact, I have found that even if you were the last cup of tea in the entire world, they still wouldn't be interested in a sip.

And that's OK.

Because, much like a jigsaw puzzle piece, you will find someone who is just as unique as you are, but fits together perfectly.

Interestingly, what I have worked out over the years is that women are just normal people.

This came as quite a shock to me.

They aren't as scary as what I first thought.

They have their own likes and dislikes and their own fears and passions.

So, if you have read this far, you probably have come to the realisation that I know as little as the next guy about what women desire.

But if it's any consolation, I don't think they know much about us either - they just seem to disguise it a lot better.