The obvious Rodney Dangerfield joke aside:

In fact, there is one thing above all that men want from their women: that they are pleasant.

A girlfriend or wife doesn’t have to have the looks of Giselle Bundchen, the homemaking skills of Martha Stewart or the bedroom skills of a professional call girl to make a man happy. All of these would be nice bonuses, but they are not nearly as important as the ability to make a man feel relaxed, content and appreciated. A woman who is mediocre in all of the former attributes can easily make up for it by being a sweet, pleasant person who takes the edge off at home.

via What do Men Want in a Wife, and Why Won’t Wives Oblige? - The Spearhead.