1. Good Looks – but not all the time

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Whilst the perfect man would be assumed to have a six pack, bulging biceps, a good head of hear and straight, whiter than white teeth, it’s maybe the qualities a female would go for, only if she’s enjoying a fling or a casual relationship.  However, for longevity, she is far more likely to be attracted to the in depth traits of her man.

2. Animal lover – especially dog owners

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It’s not just a stereotype that women really do adore men with dogs. Studies suggest that dogs facilitate social interaction between humans.  Research has shown that dog ownership can increase the long-term attractiveness of men as it shows them having the ability to nurture and, therefore, not be scared of commitment – very attractive to women who are looking to settle down.

3. Good Sense Of Humour – able to laugh at themselves

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Ask a woman what she likes about her long term partner and she’ll very likely say ‘he makes me laugh.’  Ladies like a man with a good sense of humour and they find it sexually attractive as it reveals creativity and intelligence – good parent traits for the future!

4. Risk Taker – athletic or a fireman!

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Research appears to confirm that females prefer physical risk takers but only as a sensitive act and not to show off.  That’s why firemen always seem to get a thumbs up from the ladies and get them over-excited!  Women are also partial to an athlete, not just because of their appearance but due to their dedication.

5. Enjoying The Moment – giving you their undivided attention

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Females find it a big turn on when their man gives them their full attention without the interruptions of phones, laptops and the tv.  Nothing worse than a guy scrolling through Facebook when he’s on a date.  This behaviour makes a girl feel special and interesting, so boosting her confidence.

6. Ambitious – striving to be the best they can

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We aren’t talking about an expensive car or a penthouse apartment (although if the man has these as well as being the salt of the earth, then lucky you!) If he has the ability to go after what he wants, such as working his socks off for that lucrative promotion, it shows dedication and commitment.

7. Honesty – but being tactful

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Honesty with a capital ‘H’ is pretty much near the top of the list when it comes to attractiveness in a man. That, alongside trust and communication, can be the difference between a make or break relationship.  Hiding feelings or wrong doings are an absolute thumbs down for the lady.

8. Even Beckham’s Comfortable In Red – women think it’s sexy!

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This is a weird one but lots of research tends to come to the same conclusion – women like men who wear red!  They say it makes the man better looking, more sexually desirable, more comfortable in his own skin and better looking.  As many military uniforms are red, on special occasions, that was thought to be part of the attraction.

9. Taking care of himself – but not excessively

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Something that is VERY attractive in a man is when he take good care of himself.  Forget pumping iron in the gym as that could lead to vanity.  It’s more about eating healthy to feel good and being well groomed, with no monobrow.  A man who moisturises his face is another positive!

9. Supportive of you – making you feel you CAN achieve

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When a man stands behind a woman 100% as she strives to achieve, no matter what it is,  shows how much he well and truly cares and that sounds like a keeper. Being with someone who believes in you and your potential, as well as vice versa, creates a healthy dynamic in the relationship, with less tension and negativity.

10. Altruism – a healthy concern for others

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A man who likes to do good and not for recognition, even almost out of his duty, is a trait a woman would go running towards.  It shows an act of selflessness and empathy which are two things that will be encountered during a long relationship.  Once the first flushes of lust and togetherness have passed, women need something much deeper from their partner.

11. Possessions – money is attractive

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Contrary to earlier research where material things were shown to be not as important to the female, when 1000 women were interviewed regarding this point, over three quarters said that a man standing in front of a flash vehicle made him appear rich and more attractive.  This was even the case where women had put wealth way down on their ‘wants’.

12. Older Man – puts more into relationship

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For some females, an older man drips attractiveness!  The reasons – he is mature, sensible, more caring to a woman’s needs through learning from past relationships, financially secure and a girl might feel more ‘looked after’ and protected by the older guy.

13. Facial hair – if that’s what you generally prefer

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You either love it or hate it but, like marmite, you may adore it!  If you are partial to facial hair (in a man!) and the male has a good bone structure, then you are highly likely to go weak at the knees.  If he uses a little beard oil and its nice and soft, so doesn’t feel prickly when you kiss him, then he gets a very high score on the attractiveness chart.

14. Playing Hard To Get – the fun of the chase

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That thing about going for something that is hard to attain can also be attributed to bagging your man.  If he gives you signs he’s interested and then cools off a little, human behaviour will make it your mission to get him!  When you do, it makes you feel great about him and you!

15.Non-Judgemental – willing to listen to you

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A fella who won’t budge from his own opinions and rams them down your throat is not going to get in your good books or a chance of a second date.  If he is willing to listen to your views, without judgemental, even changing his mind, then you are going to love this side of him.

16. Bookworm – if he’s passionate about reading, he’s passionate about …. 

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Women certainly favour males who are brighter and more inventive. Someone who reads, spending time learning more and expanding their horizon, keep hold of him with all your might as he will be a sensitive soul, something not regularly found in males. is a good catch.

17. Acknowledges His Faults – open to being the best he can be

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The most important obligation a guy should have is transparency and if he is conscious that he must frequently be accountable, this is more than charming to the female.  Of course, if she has faults, he should be able to tactfully speak to her about them without openly criticising her.

18. Dressing Stylishly – wanting to look good for his woman

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If a man is looking shabby and not very presentable, he’s probably going to lower his chances of appealing to a woman.  She may think he’s not taking the date seriously or is it a sign that his home is a bit on the messy side as well?  As soon as these thoughts are in her head, she might be put off him.

19. Romantic – not embarrassed to be gushing

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It’s a fact that the majority of women like the man to take control and arrange the dates.  If he turns up with flowers or sends her a love note, she is likely to be on cloud nine and counting down the hours until she can see him again.  Buying you thoughtful small gifts shows a very caring side.

20. Footwear – a matching pair is a start!

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A man’s shoes is something a female takes notice of, after clocking his face and physique.  If he’s in his 4 year old trainers, that is very off-putting and may show he’s stuck in his ways.  He might think it’s a case of  ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’  The woman thinks very differently and a smart pair of shoes or boots, even with jeans, is far preferable in her preferences

21. Clothing – white tee and jeans does it

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Providing your date is in reasonably good shape physically, a white tee-shirt, fitted but not clingy, can be a heart racer for a girl.  If he matches it with a pair of well fitting jeans and maybe a designer belt, then the ticks are going to keep adding up and she will find this very attractive.

22. Smart Attire – suited and booted

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If the date is to a venue that requires you both to be done up to the nines, the female will have planned her outfit and accessories on a spread sheet.  She won’t expect her date to do the same but if he turns up in his one and only 2 piece suit, that he’s had for years, the style will be out of date and she won’t fancy him as much as if he was wearing a well fitted fashionable one, regardless of his age.

23. Good forearms – it’s not asking too much!

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A nice pair of forearms is a nice extra touch to a decent man who has fallen under your radar.  They don’t have to be like tree trunks but good definition and not too hairy is a plus point for the lady.  It shows he cares about his appearance without going over the top.

24. Accessories – a nice watch can do it for you

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You’d probably run a mile if you were approached by a guy with a gold ingot necklace and chunky rings on every finger.  The way to getting him close to your heart would be if he was wearing a decent watch (a Rolex is acceptable), a signet ring and maybe a slim bracelet.

25. Hobbies – keeps him interesting

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A girl won’t be attracted to a guy who just sits at home every evening after work, unless he’s out socialising.  A man with hobbies makes him interesting and, you never know, if you two are the perfect match, you may join in with the same pastime – he would really appreciate you for joining in and treat you with respect – which you’ll love.

26. His Relationship With His Family – with female relatives

If your new man is close to his mum, don’t turn your nose up.  If he visits his grandma every week and goes out for a drink with his sister, think again.  It’s not that he doesn’t want to see you.  In fact it’s the opposite.  His relationship with female relatives shows a very commendable side to him and research shows it may well mean he’ll be a great dad!

27. Comfortable With YOUR Friends – wanting to please you

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A man who wants to meet your female friends and goes that extra mile in getting on with them, is a brilliant trait.  He will know that girls stick together and their opinion of him is important.  This proves he isn’t self centred and appreciates your feelings – partner material.

28. Clean Apartment – a good sign!

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When you go back to your date’s apartment or house, you don’t want to have to move ten items out of the way so you can sit on the sofa.  Seeing a nice, clean place is definitely a good sign of the man appreciating what he’s got and about cleanliness.  Transfer those thigs on to you and it will make you like him even more.

29. Good cook – even spag bol.

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What’s not to love about a man who cooks – and even likes cooking!  Think about all the sharing of making meals, if he becomes your long term live in partner.  If he cooks you a romantic meal and you don’t even have to wash up or stack the dishwasher, then job’s done – he could be THE ONE!

30. He’s Adventurous Under The Covers – thinks of you FIRST

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Have you heard the saying that a guy with a good sense of humour can ‘laugh a girl into bed’?  That’s all well and good but he needs to be a little more serious when pleasing his woman.  Being adventurous, with the lady’s consent, can be one of the biggies on the girl’s check list for the perfect man.