FYI: Brains are sexy…

If you ask a woman what she’s looking for in a man, she’ll tell you that she wants someone tall, dark and handsome… She’s looking for a clone of George Clooney. If you look at her relationship history, however, you’ll see that’s not always true.

Men are visual, they fall in love through their eyes. They’re shallow and superficial. Sorry, guys – you know it’s the truth. Women, on the other hand, fall in love through their ears. We care more about the whole package. We value a man’s personality, how thoughtful he is, what he says to us and how he treats us.

I’m here to be the bearer of great news and tell you that looks aren’t so important to all women. Yes, a man’s physical appearance is important to some, but most women want much, much more than that.

A nice-looking man who is in good shape, dresses well and possesses all of the below characteristics is what we really want! Read on:

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1. Being kind goes a long way

Women want to date a man who is kind and caring. We want someone who will be our best friend, a partner and our equal. Above all, we want someone who makes us feel great.

2. Brains are sexy

Intelligence is a turn on. Being clever is cool because smart men simply captivate women. Whether it’s informing us about the newest congressional race or teaching us something we didn’t know about football, we like someone from whom we can learn. Women enjoy feeling enlightened.

3. Funny is always a good thing

Being funny makes men more attractive to women. There’s no science to it; it’s just a fact.

100% of women appreciate a man who is witty. If you can make a woman laugh, she’ll almost always think you’re awesome.

4. Confidence is key

Women like men who are confident. When you’re sure of yourself and your actions reflect it, women will be naturally drawn to you. We like dating a man who can captivate a room just by walking in…

5. Be charismatic, please

Charisma is defined as having swagger, being unique, and possessing a certain je ne sais quoi, or just not being ‘vanilla’. When you’re charismatic, you’re that much cooler. All women love a charming man. When you have a big personality, women find you irresistible.

Being thoughtful doesn’t mean spending a lot of money; it means showing us that you care

6. Balance is needed

Leading a balanced lifestyle is important. Women enjoy dating a man who can do it all. We want to date someone who can prioritise his job, family, friends and a relationship. We’re drawn to men who make time for us and who show us that we’re an essential part of their lives.

7. Are you a good listener?

A man who is a good listener is a true catch. Because women are more emotional than men, we love to share. We can talk for hours, we have tons of stories to tell and we want you to listen to all of them. If you can listen to a woman, and I mean genuinely listen, you’re a gem.

8. Thoughtfulness is cool

Thoughtful men are enticing for women. Being thoughtful doesn’t mean spending a lot of money; it means showing us that you care. If we mention we enjoy a certain restaurant, surprise us and plan a date there. If we say we love a particular flower, bring us flowers on the next date. If we tell you we’re eager to see a specific movie or play, get tickets and take us to see it.

A man who’s considerate is sexy!

9. Don’t be high maintenance

We like to date men who can go with the flow. Women can be high-maintenance; men can’t. We want to date someone we can bring anywhere. If we’re invited to a business dinner, we want to date a man who can put on a fancy suit and talk about important things. When a client invites us to a sports game, we want to date someone who can keep up with the lingo. If we’re in the mood to sit on our couch in PJ’s all day, we need someone who can do that too.

Quite simply, we enjoy dating men who can be comfortable in any situation.

10. Get your look right

Being well put together and looking presentable is essential. Women want to date men who are well-dressed. A nice outfit can make men so much more attractive! If you’re well-dressed and put together, you’re showing everyone that you value yourself and your appearance.

Ultimately, women want to fall in love. We want someone who makes us feel special and important.