What Do Girls Look For In A Guy?

I was just curious, what physical features do you girls look for as far as appearance in us guys? Basically, if you were to see a guy on the street and describe him as a hot guy or whatever, what is it about him you are attracted to? I know this is sort of an open ended question, with probably a million different possible answers, but I was just wondering.


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  • Well, the first thing I look at is the face, not the body. I like dark hair, and semi-long. As in, Jim Sturgess in Across the Universe long. Long enough to play with, but not so long he could put it in a ponytail or something. I'm extremely drawn to eyes, and this is pretty much a make-or-break factor for whether I consider a guy "hot." It's not an easy thing to tie down, but when I look at his eyes, they have to hold me for a second. If there's a certain intensity or confidence there, I'm hooked. And, as Jengirl said, smiles are extremely sexy.

    Body-wise, I'm told I'm weird in this, but I go for two different body types: the military look with strong arms and upper body, and tall, skinny guys. The former because I think of him holding me, and the latter because I just find it cute. Being tall is fairly important, mainly because I'm tall and I would feel odd with a guy who's more than about an inch or two shorter than me. Obviously, none of this is a must; personality is more important to me, and if I fell for a guy with none of these characteristics, so be it, I'd still date him. But these are what initially attracts me.


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  • If I see a hot guy on the street and what I would find attractive in him - would be - first off his facial hair if he has any - the goatee I love it and it makes him look like a man especially if he has strong manly features, then his height if he's over six feet tall - he lost me meaning I love it even more, than would be his muscles - I don't like overly buff guys but at least let a guy look like he works out in a gym...I love guys who have muscles and broad shoulders who's bigger than I am and that's about pretty much it there's more but they don't deal with physical features but a guy any guy I think should look like a man to me at least if he looks like a boy and if he's in his 30s its like what the hell...but yea those are mostly what I like as a physical trait in a guy. Most of the girls I know look for the same things in a guy.

  • Well every girl likes a different guy so this is a very hard question. As far as outfit goes I don't really feel attracted to shabby dressed men or men with Gothic black chains or huge baggy pants. Otherwise it doesn't really matter as long as their not huge.

  • I will just say what I look for personally.

    Standing up straight and confident.

    Amazing smile.

    Great eyes. (this isn't THAT hard to have, actually)

    Nice hair. Meaning washed, not greasy.

    Most other things I'm pretty lenient with. Every guy has their own style and I LOVE guys that express their own style. Whether it be dark and mysterious, or fun and playful, I love being able to tell what I'm getting from first glance.

  • it would be something that sets him apart from other men.

    -fashion style


    -the way he presents himself

    conformity is not appealing, so dare to be different.

    personally, I tend to lean towards guys with the "i could care less" look because they seem to be more relaxed and fun to be around.

    wearing tons of hair gel is a total turn off (well for me it is).

    well hope this helps in some ways :)

  • a killer smile

    intense eyes that also have a spark

    i'm a sucker for nice arms, from their finger to their shoulders

    nice hair

  • Well, let's see... a more athletic build, pretty eyes, good style. He needs to be clean shaven and have a decent face. Good lips. Nice hair. Soft skin. If he seems sporty.

  • well girls look for lots of things,but not what you think.we don't want someone right out of a men's underwear catalog, we call those types gay. Any boy too perfect is very gay looking, well at least to us. we like hair with some length to it, buzz cuts are a no-no. grow your hair nice and shaggy, but not to your shoulders, that's just weird. Next eyes are a big thing. it doesn't matter what they look like or what color they are, more the expression in them. we WANT you to make eye contact with us, it could creep us out but it also makes us very attracted to you.dont smile while doing this, it looks g-a-y or just weird! look at us like your looking for something in our eye and look away if we turn red.if your trying to flirt,smile a little before looking away.lips really don't matter but don't let them get chapped,that looks seriously disgusting. now we also want you to be fit,but taking off your shirt or wear just one of those white boy tanks is not attractive.even if you are nice looking.believe it or not, we actually look for some dorkiness.perfection intimdates us. if you like one of us smile and make us laugh, but NEVER try those jokes you make and don't try to be funny all the time! also sit with us at lunch and invite us somewhere. 9 times out of 10 if you invite us somewhere we'll come.also call us and text us,MORE THAN ONCE,actually frequently is awesome. if you have the courage, come to our defense whenever you can. if you wanna date one of us, walk us to class and then causully ask "wanna go to ____ with me?" while asking hold and keep walking like your asking something like "you like that poster on the wall?" when your done, look at us as I told you before. if she says no,then say well,maybe another time.

    thats all I got! follow instructions and you'll do great

  • White teeth for sure if his teeth reflect a lot like what kind of family he comes from and how he takes care of himself. um heights big for me too I like mine tall..

  • I think girls look for (and I know I do) dirty blonde guys with short-ish/messy-ish hair. Blue eyes is always a plus. But their body appearance has too be "fit", not saying they have to be really strong, but for me, I like a healthy looking guy. Thin, not "scrawny". It's very attractive for him to look confident, but not cocky, he has to smile a lot.. that's pretty sexy.

  • Baggy clothes, piercings, tattoos, thick rim glasses, band t-shirts, blazers, scruffy :

  • Athletic build...a little muscle that shows in his forearms (big turn on!), short hair and confident walk. A guy has to take care himself. You know how men always say that once they have a girlfriend, all these girls start hitting on them? That's probably because his girlfriend "makes" him shave, do some push-ups, get a haircut, dress sexy, etc. The girlfriend knows what she looks for in a guy and slowly but surely gets some of those hot changes into her man...then girl after girl after girl starts noticing too. I hope that makes sense!

    For clothes for guys, here's what I like -

    I like sporty looks during the day and a little dressed up at night at bars and clubs. I hate all that baggy stuff some guys wear.

    Straight or boot leg jeans, tight white shirt under a nice dress shirt or sweater with black shoes like Kenneth Cole black leather shoes or Diesel shoes.

    For casual, same kind of jeans or in the summer, cargo khaki style shorts with a sweatshirt or polo shirt and some tennis shoes or converse. No holes in your sweatshirts, though...the holy stuff is for lazy Sundays...in bed! :D

  • I look for the smile + ARMS! Omgg. The arms. Especially the part where they are veiny and stuff. YEP that just turns me on so much along with the smile. FOR SURE.

    • Oooh I definitely agree with that one! Broad shoulders are nice too and I like guys with brown hair more so than other hair colors.

  • Guys that are really pulled together are HOT. To me, a guy could never look hotter than in a plain cotton button down and a pair of great fitting slacks. And oh yeah, this one is definitely a must- hygiene. A guy can have the face carved by angels, but if it's covered with a billion pimples, then there's a big problem. Acne does not look good on anybody. I'm not saying you have to have flawless skin, but I am saying invest in some face cleanser. Really white teeth are always really nice too.


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