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Do Tell: What Traits Do You Find Attractive?

We women have distinctive tastes. Unlike men, women have varying opinions on what is attractive.

A study we discussed earlier this week asked people to rate pictures based on attractiveness. When heterosexual men looked at photos of women, they generally agreed who was hot and who was not, typically favoring "seductive and thin women." Homosexual men agreed on male attractiveness, too. But the women in the study did not hold consistent opinions. When showed a photo, one woman would find the person attractive, while another would find the same person unattractive.

I've definitely noticed a difference in taste among my female friends. In college, my girlfriends and I would joke that we never had to worry about fighting over guys because we all had different types. Since we all seem to hold different opinions, I'm dying to know yours: what traits do you find attractive?

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
Good voice. Nice smile. Dark thick hair. Fairly tall is nice 6' or over. Polite. Sporty. Some muscle required. Fun, aggressive and outgoing behavior, but not too far over the edge.
bklynculture bklynculture 7 years
Ahhh I forgot to mention noses.. I have a thing about straight noses.
bklynculture bklynculture 7 years
Obviously physical traits spark the initial attraction but if there isn't much happening personality wise its not likely to go anywhere. I prefer men who are tall (I'm 5'11), intelligent, possess striking eyes, great biceps, and a wicked sense of humor.
bklynculture bklynculture 7 years
Obviously physical traits spark the initial attraction but if there isn't much happening personality wise its not likely to go anywhere. I prefer men who are tall (I'm 5'11), intelligent, possess striking eyes, great biceps, and a wicked sense of humor.
watts watts 7 years
I like guys that are taller than me. Good hygiene-they have to smell good. I was on a nice first date and when he went to hug me at the end of the night, all I could smell was BO! So that was the last time I saw him.I love a great smile! Straight teeth-good breathintelligence is also big. I also like guys whose day won't be ruined when their favorite sports team loses...
watts watts 7 years
I like guys that are taller than me. Good hygiene-they have to smell good. I was on a nice first date and when he went to hug me at the end of the night, all I could smell was BO! So that was the last time I saw him. I love a great smile! Straight teeth-good breath intelligence is also big. I also like guys whose day won't be ruined when their favorite sports team loses...
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
Hair! And ambition. :)
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
Hair! And ambition. :)
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
I like guys that are tall (I'm 6'1" so it's a must for me), clean/well put together, intelligent, socialable, caring, and must have a great sense of humor - manners are also a must.
oni1 oni1 7 years
my friends joke about our different tastes in men too.one likes them tall, thin, and (what i call) dirty-tattoos, creative hair, a little alternative and wild.another seems to prefer them more burly, rough around the edges, tough guy that needs to be rescued in some way.i prefer someone slightly abercrombie- a little muscular, looks clean cut -even with a 5 o clock shadow.we've seen hot come in all forms, but always go back to what we're used to.
oni1 oni1 7 years
my friends joke about our different tastes in men too. one likes them tall, thin, and (what i call) dirty-tattoos, creative hair, a little alternative and wild. another seems to prefer them more burly, rough around the edges, tough guy that needs to be rescued in some way. i prefer someone slightly abercrombie- a little muscular, looks clean cut -even with a 5 o clock shadow. we've seen hot come in all forms, but always go back to what we're used to.
MissSophia MissSophia 7 years
Physical: Taller than me (not hard since Im only 5'2"), healthy, non-smoker, great smilePersonality: Intelligent, funny, has ambition and drive. Oh and someone who is not tardy - I cannot stand people who are late.
MissSophia MissSophia 7 years
Physical: Taller than me (not hard since Im only 5'2"), healthy, non-smoker, great smile Personality: Intelligent, funny, has ambition and drive. Oh and someone who is not tardy - I cannot stand people who are late.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 7 years
A nice smile to go with his sexy eyes
bittie bittie 7 years
on the tall side with a nice upper body (shoulders, back, arms--yum). hair, i tend to like either a super-short buzz or midlength curls/waves. i also love strong bones, like a really strong jaw. i think strong eyebrows are nice--as long as he has the eyes and face to compete with them.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I don't think I have a physical type. Someone's hot if they're hot. I think I tend to find square-jawed stronger-looking men attractive. Like Trent Reznor or Stabler from Law and Order: SVU. However, my boyfriend doesn't have much physical characteristics in common with either of them, and to me, he's the sexiest man on the planet. Piercings are a definite plus, as are fun hair colors and mohawks or REALLY short hair. And I tend to prefer facial hair, and guys with no body hair generally creep me out. As do guys with big muscles, especially pecs.Over-all though, I go more for personality, because if a guy has all the physical things that I usually find attractive, but is a douche, I don't find him hot. However, a guy who has a good personality but none of the things I find attractive, I will probably think he's hot.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I don't think I have a physical type. Someone's hot if they're hot. I think I tend to find square-jawed stronger-looking men attractive. Like Trent Reznor or Stabler from Law and Order: SVU. However, my boyfriend doesn't have much physical characteristics in common with either of them, and to me, he's the sexiest man on the planet. Piercings are a definite plus, as are fun hair colors and mohawks or REALLY short hair. And I tend to prefer facial hair, and guys with no body hair generally creep me out. As do guys with big muscles, especially pecs. Over-all though, I go more for personality, because if a guy has all the physical things that I usually find attractive, but is a douche, I don't find him hot. However, a guy who has a good personality but none of the things I find attractive, I will probably think he's hot.
zabrow zabrow 7 years
i don't go looking for this, but i tend to be attracted to guys with imperfect teeth. not dirty teeth or poor hygiene, but just a little bit crooked teeth. i don't know why i love that so much.other than that, physically, i tend to like tall guys, dark hair, not into six packs or muscles.personality wise, i need someone that can make me laugh HARD & someone that i think is intelligent.
zabrow zabrow 7 years
i don't go looking for this, but i tend to be attracted to guys with imperfect teeth. not dirty teeth or poor hygiene, but just a little bit crooked teeth. i don't know why i love that so much. other than that, physically, i tend to like tall guys, dark hair, not into six packs or muscles. personality wise, i need someone that can make me laugh HARD & someone that i think is intelligent.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
Physically, I tend to like men who are tall (surprise!), broad shouldered, and have a darker complexion (skin, hair, eyes, etc.). Personality-wise, I look for a sharp sense of humor, intelligence and a kind heart.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Physically: Long hair, piercings but not too many, taller than me (so at least 5'9"), and slim and in shapePersonality: A sarcastic sense of humor, honesty and reliable
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Physically: Long hair, piercings but not too many, taller than me (so at least 5'9"), and slim and in shape Personality: A sarcastic sense of humor, honesty and reliable
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