When my guy friends tell me why they like a certain girl, they normally say things like “she’s really pretty, smart, and has a hot body.” When my guy friends ask me why I’m super attracted to a guy, I always say things like “he knows a lot about obscure historical events and has really nice hands!”
All the women I know find certain things men do incredibly attractive, even though we sound insane when we say it. Here are some of the most common things women are weirdly attracted to.
His Sleepy Voice
Is there anything hotter than when you wake up next to a guy and he talks to you in that low, sleepy voice while his eyes are still half shut? The answer is no.
When He Rolls His Sleeves Up So His Forearms Are Exposed
Hairy forearms, long forearms, hairless forearms—it doesn’t matter. Something about a guy rolling his sleeves up to just below the elbow and having his forearms exposed is totally *chef’s kiss*
Having A Goofy Relationship With His Boys
As much as women will roll their eyes over how stupid and goofy guys act when they get together with their friends, there’s something wildly endearing and attractive about it as well.
When He Geeks Out About His Passions
It’s really attractive when a man is passionate about his work or hobbies, whether it be sports, music, or some other activity. When a guy gets really worked up and excited talking about his favorite things, it’s hot.
When He’s Sweaty
This one actually has some scientific backing: the pheromones men release when they sweat can actually be a turn-on for women, so we’re not crazy and gross! Now bring that sweaty body over here…
The Waist Towel-Wrap Thing While His Hair’s Wet
At first, I thought it was weird that I found this really attractive, but then a lot of women agreed with me so it must be normal. I don’t know what it is about the look, but it is so hot.
When He Puts His Hand On The Passenger Headrest While Reversing Into A Spot
I mean, being a good driver in general is hot, but there’s something about the arm-behind-the-headrest thing that makes men so much hotter. If any scientists can explain this, hit me up.
When He Subconcsiouly Plays With His Hair/Beard
Just like how most guys like it when they notice women playing with their hair, most women find it attractive when a guy runs his fingers through his hair or beard without really thinking about it.
The Way He Gets All Soft Around You
There’s nothing more attractive than when a guy gets comfortable around you and starts to act like a total softie who just wants to be cuddled and complimented. Vulnerability is hot, guys!
His Concentration Face
Whether he’s trying to solve a problem for work, trying to get the new speaker system to work, or playing video games, if he has his concentration face on, it is cute as heck to watch.
When He Stretches And His Shirt Rides Up A Bit
I don’t care if you’re sitting in your high school freshman science class or are a grown-up woman sitting at the bar, the shirt riding up is timelessly weirdly attractive.
When His Hair Is All Messy In The Morning
There’s nothing cuter than when his hair is all messy and sticking up in weird ways because of the way he slept on it. Similar attractiveness applies to hat hair.
When He Gets A Little Jealous/Possessive
I’m not saying he’s controlling and jealous and won’t let you talk to anyone, but there’s something attractive about the way a guy will hold you tighter when he can tell someone else is into you.
When He’s Playful With Animals/Children
Listen: I don’t even want to have children in the future, but there’s something about a guy being great with kids that makes him so much hotter. The same principles apply if he loves dogs and cats.
When He Likes To Cook
In general, I think people being able to cook is an attractive trait (male or female), but somehow, it’s a little extra hot to me when a guy is really into cooking good meals—probably because I’ve been cooked some awful meals before.
He Wants To Share The Things He’s Excited About
In general, people who get excited about future events and opportunities are pretty attractive, but since it’s less normalized for men in our society, we find it very attractive when guys get so excited that they can’t contain their joy.
His Kindness To Strangers
Let’s kill the whole “he’s bad to everyone else but sweet to me” Bad Boy trope. There is nothing more attractive than a man who treats all women with respect and shows compassion to strangers.
Confident Without Being Arrogant
There are few things hotter than a guy who is self-assured in who he is and doesn’t feel the need to show off. A strong sense of self-confidence goes a long way, fellas.
His Weird Little Quirks
Most of all, the hottest thing about any guy is the individual traits and quirks that make him uniquely him. The way he can’t pronounce “aluminum,” or his weird superstitions. Individuality and being himself is the hottest thing he can do.
When He Gets A Little Nervous Around You
Lastly, there’s something wildly attractive and endearing about a guy who fumbles his words or seems a little nervous when talking to you. We don’t want smooth talkers with perfect pickup lines: it’s nice to know he’s a tad afraid to mess up.