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31% of the men on said they’d most like to date the former Ginger Spice.

Blink and you would have missed it. Geri Haliwell and Russell Brand’s flash romance did not last long – less than the time between the Olympics closing ceremony and the Paralympics opening ceremony.

Now that they’re back on the market, one UK adult dating and affair site has been finding out who’s got the bigger advantage. It seems Geri’s got a lot more going for her than Russell on the single market., an elite adult dating site with more than 600,000 users asked its members to be blunt about some of the pair’s distinguishing characteristics.

Brand - a bearded, tea-total comedian comes second in a list of five comedians whom girls most want to date. Jimmy Carr got top place with 24% of ladies agreeing he is the most datable funnyman. Brand, wasn’t far behind on 23%, followed by Rob Brydon (21%), Michael Macintyre (17%) and Lee Evans (15%)

Halliwell on the other hand came out as top hottie out of the five Spice Girls. 31% of the men on said they’d most like to date the former Ginger Spice. Victoria Beckham came second with 22% of the votes. Mel B (Scary Spice) got a few less with 19%. Then Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Mel C (Sporty Spice) came fourth and fifth respectively.

Russell Brand might do better if he shaved his beard off though. More than four out of five women on the site (84%) said they prefer a nice clean-shaven face to a beard or goatee.

But his comedian skills could boost his panache. When asked to rate looks over witticism, 72% of the girls on the said they preferred someone who could make them laugh than someone who made them go gooey with their good looks.

Geri Halliwell has few flaws in the looks department. The site asked its male members about her trademark red hair but less than one fifth (15%) said flamed hair is a turn off. Asked whether they’d prefer a red haired girlfriend to dye it or go au naturale, 85% went for the latter.

The pair reportedly bonded through their love of yoga and healthy tea-total lifestyles. But that may not go in either of their favours when it comes to finding a new fling. 87% of all members admitted they’d prefer their date to be a drinker than tea-total.

Full results of the survey are as follows:

If you could have an affair with a spice girl, which one would it be?

1. Ginger Spice: Geri Halliwell 31%
2. Posh Spice: Victoria Beckham 22%
3. Scary Spice: Melanie B 19%
4. Baby Spice: Emma Bunton 17%
5. Sporty Spice: Melanie C 11%

If you could have an affair with the following comedians, which would it be?

1. Jimmy Carr 24%
2. Russell Brand 23%
3. Rob Brydon 21%
4. Michael Macintyre 17%
5. Lee Evans 15%

Which is most important in men, Looks or Sense of humour?

72% Sense of Humour
28% Looks

Do you prefer a guy with Facial Hair or Clean Shaven?

84% clean Shaven
16% beards

Would you be happy to date someone ginger, or secretly prefer her to dye it?

85% would be happy
15% wouldn't date someone ginger

Would you prefer a guy to be teetotal or drinker?

87% Drinker
13% Teetotal

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