5 Things That the Most Discerning Women Find Attractive In Men

Six-pack abs alone won’t cut it.

5 Things That the Most Discerning Women Find Attractive In Men

Many men grow up thinking that all you need to attract a woman is the face of a movie star and a toned, well-sculpted physique. While looking great does help, it doesn’t speak too kindly of women to think that’s all they want. The ladies are much more discerning when it comes to their taste in men, and they tend to look for qualities that can’t be achieved with a few hundred crunches each day.

Here are five things they find much more attractive than a six-pack:


There’s nothing more attractive than a man who knows exactly what he loves. You see it in the way a woman watches a guitarist being swept up by his own solo, in how she admires an artist’s focused brush strokes, in how engaged an analyst is when discussing his views.

Passion fuels the drive to accomplish what a man sets his mind to, that hunger to excel in what he wants to achieve. It shows an ability to care intensely for something, which means you’re able to have the same amount of care for her.

Conversation skills

Wit is one of the most powerful natural aphrodisiacs, and a stimulating conversation is the best showcase for it. Words can entertain, educate, and emphasize emotions—three things that have the effect of piquing a person’s interest. If you can make her lose track of time just sitting down and chatting over a cup of coffee, odds are you’ve made a lasting impression.


While skill and intelligence are most certainly attractive qualities, the ability to accept the fact that you’re wrong tends to bear more weight in relationships. It shows that you’re willing to listen—and more importantly, to learn. This sends the signal that you see both persons in the relationship as equals, and that you want to be the best version of yourself for your partner.

A sense of humor

Everyone loves people who can make them laugh—literally. Researchers have found that laughter helps the body release endorphins, or “feel-good hormones.” These hormones contribute to the reduction of stress levels, to pain relief, and interestingly enough, to the promotion of “feelings of togetherness.” Not only are you making someone’s day lighter whenever you crack a joke, you’re also strengthening your bond with that person. In relationships, that effect is crucial to long-term happiness, and so a good sense of humor makes you an excellent prospect for romance.

Good grooming

Grooming is less about preening, and more about confidence. When you take the time to groom yourself well, you project confidence and a level of certainty in the image you present to the rest of the world. In a way, it’s like polishing a trophy: your identity is your proudest achievement, and you want to present it in the best way possible.

It also shows attention to detail, as well as a sense of self-knowledge. Take your hair, for example: for many of us, it’s our crowning glory, and so we take extra care in learning how to present it best.

You might, for instance, learn that less blood flow in men’s scalps makes men more prone to hair fall and scalp problems. Thus the need for shampoos that are formulated specifically for men, like Dove Men+Care. Dove Men+Care shampoo helps strengthen hair to prevent natural loss.

The end result is a confident-looking man who cares enough to bring out the best in himself. That, above everything else, is incredibly attractive.

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with DOVE MEN.
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