When we talk about attraction, we are not talking about lust (which is also a form of attraction). A man can be physically attracted to a woman, without any feelings of love, and this form of attraction is purely primal and is focused completely on the “physical/outward appearance”.
What we are talking about, in this article, is the attraction which is synonymous with love. Relationships are built on a love based attraction. There are certain known traits in women, that men find most attractive, which makes them fall in love. Let’s have a look at these traits.
Traits Men Find Attractive in a Woman
The following are some of the traits that men find attractive in women. Before we go further, please note that this list is no way comprehensive and is most definitely not applicable to all men. Also items are not listed in order of importance.
Men are more likely to feel attraction towards a woman who is soft/warm hearted, than a woman who is cold. Guys love to be mothered (not nagged but cared for), and so they tend to fall for a woman who offers them acceptance and warmth. This would have to be the trait that men find most attractive in women.
Men fall in love with the “modest” girls, and lust after the “hot” ones.
Modesty in behavior, dressing and talking is what men look for in their “long-term” partner. Though guys find “hot” women attractive, it’s mostly physical in nature and they lose interest after a few passionate encounters in the bed. There is also a common consent among men that “hot” women are less reliable, and high maintenance.
In short, men love women who they can take home to their mother.
Men are attracted to a woman who projects a strength of character and integrity.
The word “fidelity” is becoming rarer nowadays even among women, who were historically more loyal of the two, and men find this to be bad news. So men are constantly on the look out for a woman who can invoke trust through her strength of character.
The Woman’s voice
Women are naturally endowed with a beautiful voice which men find highly attractive.
It is a known fact that women like deep voices in men and men love high tones. Some women have a husky voice and many guys find that attractive too. Surveys have indicated that women subconsciously lower their voice when talking with a potential mate.
According to a study, men can judge how attractive a woman is just by hearing her talk!
It’s beyond the scope of this article to discuss all the facial features that play a part in attraction, but some of them are the eyes and the eyebrows, lips, facial cut and symmetry, nose and definitely the smile.
- Smile – A smile can easily win over a male heart. If, as a girl, you are prone to having a smiling face you are more likely to be approached by guys than when you have a smug, or frowning, face.
- Lips – Surveys have indicated that men find fuller lips on a woman more attractive as they reflect the woman’s health and fertility.
- Eyes and Eyebrows – Next to the smile and the lips, this is another facial feature that men get attracted to. Some men simply fall in love with the woman’s eyes. Well maintained ‘natural looking’ eyebrows are definitely a plus. Doesn’t mean they have to be pencil thin; natural looking and symmetrical is way more attractive than pencil thin which can make a face look rather artificial.
The Woman’s Hair
Some research indicates that men get attracted by long to moderately long hair or anything close to shoulder length as that looks more feminine and is indicative of better reproductive health. Having said that, there are a lot of men who find women with short hair attractive.
So if you feel short hair makes you look and feel sexy and confident, by all means go for it. As long as you love how you look and feel, everything else should fall in place.
Other Physical Features
As far as physical features are concerned, men get attracted to a woman’s skin tone, height, Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist-to-Chest ratio and Waist-to-Hip ratio. But it has to be noted that attraction to these factors are purely subjective and vary widely across cultures.
So these were a few important traits that men find attractive in women. Note that every man has his unique taste. The above points are common to most men but not for all. Look at it this way. A man may look for and get attracted to such qualities in a woman that he lacks himself. For instance, a tough guy will look for a soft female. Hope you got the idea.
Bear in mind that for every woman there is a man out there, so just relax and look out for him.