18 Surprising Qualities Women Actually Look For In A Man
Stop chasing after the Brad Pitts of the world.
1. Veiny Forearms
Who knows why but there's nothing hotter than a buff forearm. Perhaps it has to do with the promise of other buff things that may or may not be attached...
Studies show that women find men with glasses up to 38% hotter! Maybe it's the fact that they make him look more put together? Or his glance from behind them when they're steamy, rarr.
Though there's no need for him to go full on lumberjack, there's something manly about the unshaven look all of us occasionally find ourselves powerless to resist.
4. A Slightly Unkempt Appearance
Ah, sue us. Hobo hair and ripped jeans are hot.
5. Man Perfume
Who doesn't love burying their face in the chest of a guy that smells like the men's cologne section at JC Penny's?
6. The Occasional Show of Jealousy
While there's nothing worse than a tab-keeper, who doesn't love to see him perk up in readiness to defend you when another dude looks a little too closely your way?
7. Vulnerability/ Shyness
The more rugged a guy is, the more adorable it is when a little bit of shyness shines through. How cute it is to see those emotions peaking out underneath that rough exterior?
Maybe it's a primitive thing left over from the days when the cast of "Vikings" roamed the earth, but there's something a little badass about a dude sporting a well placed scar.
9. Soft Lips
Don't you just wanna press your own to them like your face into a soft pillow?
The world these days is sooo serious. Who doesn't love a guy who knows how to let lose and laugh?
11. Bushy Eyebrows
You know what they say about men with big eyebrows?... Yeah, neither do we, but they're hot though, right?
Whether it's the way everything British dudes say sounds like Shakespeare or the exotic feel you get from listening to a guy from a foreign land, accents are as a siren song for ladies everywhere.
13. A Little Extra Fluff
Not to say that a hard body isn't hot, but there's just something so... huggable about guys who aren't exercise fiends.
14. Clinched Jaw Muscles
Oh the way that little muscle in his jaw clinches when he feels impassioned! It's the facial twitch that launched a thousand make-up sex sessions.
15. Killer Socks
Who knows why, but it's fun to see those cool little man socks peeping out beneath his jeans.
16. Grey Hair
With age comes wisdom, and better yet... experience.
17. A Secret Love of Cats
Cause who doesn't love coming home and finding him curled up with your favorite fur-baby?
18. When He Knows His Way Around a Book
Not only is something drool-worthy about seeing hot dudes reading, there's even a whole Instagram account devoted to it!
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