What makes a guy hot? We all know it doesn't just come down to appearance, and a lot of what makes a guy so appealing is what isn't seen: personality, humor, intelligence, etc. So when it comes to guys walking down the street, how are we supposed to know what interests they have and what their personality is like? Enter the chick-magnet prop. Whether it's a book, baby, or beard, these man accessories instantly up a guy's hot quotient by hinting at his softer, smarter, or funnier side — and we are powerless to resist. There are even whole sites dedicated to these awww-eliciting combinations like hot guys with puppies and hot guys reading. But not all ladies have the same man-kryptonite, so click through these sexy, prop-toting fellas and tell us what you think makes a guy the hottest.
Surfboards are a double whammy; it means they're athletic and it's usually paired with a bare chest.
Source: Flickr User Zach Klein
A guy reading, period, is a turn-on. But if it's a real, legit, adult book instead of a magazine or comic book he gets extra brownie points.
Source: Flickr User doortoriver
Glasses are hot. Glasses plus mustache plus bowtie equals hot hipster, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Source: Flickr User Josh Rothman
A hot guy holding a baby is adorable, especially if he's available (i.e. single dad, uncle, or manny).
Source: Flickr User jeanine&preston
Nothing melts a gal's heart like a dude with a puppy. Although I don't think I'd be kissing a guy after a dog tongue had touched those lips!
Source: Flickr User David Shankbone
If a guy manages to be an unassuming, talented musician, the guitar totally works for him.
Source: Flickr User Jyoti Das
Really, hot guys being sweet with any type of old people is just too cute. Plus, it shows that they are respectful of the elderly.
Source: Flickr User mbaylor
Which of these chick-magnet props makes you weak in the knees?