Your Essentials :-)


I'm curious to find out what are the essential physical attributes that make you say DANG! on the opposite sex (or same sex). :-)

I have 3 that have now become MUSTS when looking for a possible mate. 2 I've had as requirements for a while, but I recently added 1 more...

Ok so lets hear it! Then I share...
Jan 07, 2009 @ 09:05 pm

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I'll be shallow... and anonymous

Yes, we might pretend to be uninterested in appearances but let's be honest now.

Mine would be:

1. pride in personal appearance - you don't have to be slim, but you do have to take care of yourself. A larger guy who wears quality, somewhat stylish clothes, keeps up with his haircuts and personal hygiene, and exudes confidence wins any day over a slimmer dude who looks like a shmuck. Anyone on either extreme (really skinny or really heavy) is I must admit NOT attractive to me... at least in terms of a first impression.

2. great teeth! I won't kiss it if you won't brush, floss, and visit the dentist. I prefer reasonably straight teeth, but they don't have to be braces-perfect.

3. taller than me, but not too tall. That's not hard, becuase I'm average height for a woman. On the flip side my first boyfriend was over 1 foot taller and it was just awkward (kissing, hugging, etc)

Those would be the major ones. Of course I have minor preferences, but then it comes down to the combination of factors. Generally speaking, if a guy has a great sense of humor and is confident, I'd probably like him anyway.
Jan 07, 2009 @ 09:26 pm

No Way!

Haha, why did you go all Anonymous for? It's not about being shallow... It's about sharing those things that you like... Just because you might like extra beacon on your burger doesn't mean you're picky... :-)
Jan 07, 2009 @ 09:39 pm

If we're talking purely physical...

Athletic/reasonably fit, smells good, nice teeth (I agree with the comment about flossing/dental hygiene), nice eyes, good smile, muscular legs (i.e I don't like men with tiny chicken legs under large bodies)
Jan 07, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

In no specific order.....

Personality...I once went on a date with a very handsome guy and immediately after the date he became "less handsome" (sorry for the lack of words right now but I didn't sleep much last night)....and sometimes the most average guy becomes quite the looker after spending quality time with them....

Teeth - if you don't have decent teeth I won't even go near you lol

General Apprearance - I've been attracted to different kind of guys so it's hard to tell...

Culture and family oriented.....
Jan 08, 2009 @ 01:09 pm

Here is my list

There are 3 absolute musts for me to say OK to the physical.

Eyes: I need to have those eyes that say "I'm innocent, but not that innocent"
Smile: I need to have that smile that lights up the room.

And the latest one is...

Belly: The belly needs to be flat, but not muscular, and a belly ring is a bonus.

There you go...
Jan 08, 2009 @ 01:29 pm

Personality wins in the end...

I love a man with a nice smile and nice teeth. Good dental hygiene is attractive to me! lol I also love rugged looking guys, and men with brown eyes. <3 I am also usually attracted to guys that are taller than me..I feel akward if I tower over them in heels.

Though in the end, it all comes down to personality..if the guy doesn't have everything listed above, but an amazing personality and is someone whose company I really enjoy, that will trump the physical aspects.
Jan 08, 2009 @ 05:01 pm

Learning a lot!

I can see most of you ladies like a clean mouth and height...
Well I brush my teeth like 7 times a day and I"m 6'3 if anyone is interested Haha! I'm just kidding... Or am I??
Jan 08, 2009 @ 07:37 pm

I agree

I agree with nik05, in the end if the person has a great personality it does trump all the physical aspects we think we are looking for in a guy. Personally I am a sucker for nice eyes though!
Jan 09, 2009 @ 03:28 am

Construction Guys!!

I like a man that is muscular from a physically demanding job.  The biggest turn off for me is laziness.  He has to be strong and rugged to catch my attention.  I fully appreciated good hygienic skills and nice smelling cologne!  
Jan 10, 2009 @ 05:18 pm

Men in uniform rock too....

and I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by them (construction workers) all day long....(work
purposes)...and most of them are hot!!! We had a surprise inspection
from the fire department this week all I have to say it hubba hubba
hubba!!!! A man is a uniform is also a total turn-on.
Jan 10, 2009 @ 05:51 pm

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