According to a new survey, 77% of women say superhero and comic book movies are great for dates . . . even FIRST dates.

That's good news with "Iron Man 3" in the theaters now and new movies like "Man of Steel", "The Wolverine", and "X-Men:  Days of Future Past" still coming out this summer.

The survey also found the number one superhero men want to be is Iron Man.   Batman is second, Superman is third.

Women said the male superhero they'd most like to date is Iron Man, followed by Thor and Wolverine.

Ooh, Batman and Superman wannabes may want to rethink their birthday wish.

Check out this video of a little girl who is already working on her superhero knowledge.  Thanks to DAD!