Tuesday, April 14, 2009

5 Things Women Notice First About Men

I ran into a fun article recently about what men first notice about women and decided to come up with my own list. When you're scoping someone out (total stranger, friend of a friend, boyfriend, whoever) what do you notice first?

Five Things Women Notice About A Guy When They First Meet:

Face: This one is pretty obvious, but I typically dig a guy with unique features. Your “crooked smile” or “deep set eyes” are probably adorable to everyone else. Also, good teeth are extremely important. Yellow teeth due to smoking or bad hygiene is a deal-breaker. Crest Whitestrips, anyone?!

Clothes/Shoes: I am under the mindset that a man’s clothing says a lot about him. While I am not looking for an Armani this or a Gucci that, I definitely appreciate a guy that takes longer than 5 seconds to throw on his clothing. Excessively baggy jeans, puka shell necklaces (circa middle-school) and ratty shoe-wearers need not apply, thank you. To quote Cher from Clueless, "I don't mean to be a traitor to my generation, but I do not get how guys dress today. I mean, com'on, it looks like they fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair - ew- and cover it up with a backwards cap and we're expected to swoon? I don't think so." Well said, Cher.

Arms: A little muscle goes a long way. Body-building gun-show guns are not necessary to catch a woman's attention. If you're a little small in the muscle department, please don't compensate by wearing tightly fitting 'muscle shirts.' Hell, even if your guns are huge don't wear 'muscle shirts.' It says that you're trying too hard. Yes, I like your muscles. Yes, I see that you go to the gym. Yes, I can tell you're big and strong. But I don't need to see the arms of your shirt bursting at the seams because you don't know what size shirt to buy.

Hair: I’ve gotta say that hair is a big one for many women. While some ladies prefer the longer Zac Efron-esque coif, and others like their men with short-short hair, the style doesn’t matter as much as that your hair is clean and cut on a regular-ish basis.

Butt: I like a little somethin’ to hold onto! Enough said.

Now, of course personality is numero uno. A guy can be a solid 10, but if his personality sucks he’s not getting anywhere. I think most women would agree.


scorpioangel said...

I think this is a good general list, and though I prefer longer hair on a guy, I don't really get the Zac Efron fascination for anyone over the age of, say, 12... :)

Veronica Hohenstein said...

I completely agree about the whole Zac Efron thing. He is WAY over-rated in my book. But the ladies (most of 'em anyways) seem to love him!

grrrr said...

love the list!!

and i would add the general body build. height, weight [skinny boys make me self conscious], and how they carry themselves. i love guys who are confident/borderline cocky. and i feel like that's something you can tell by looking at them.