10 Things Guys Find Irresistible, According To A Guy

Men aren’t nearly as complicated as women sometimes think we are. In fairness, we’re all a little different, but for the most part, we’re rather simple creatures. If you want to get a guy’s attention or do something to appear irresistible to your boyfriend, you don’t always have to do something crazy or complicated. All you need is knowledge, so keep in mind these things guys find irresistible.

  1. A wicked sense of humor See, this isn’t complicated, right? Men love being around a woman whw knows how to laugh. It makes them seem sexy and fun to be around, which makes them irresistible. Even if you’re not the funniest person in the world, you can at least enjoy a good joke. We also like someone who doesn’t take life too seriously and just wants to relax and enjoy herself.
  2. Trying to pick up the check Yes, this is a little old school, but we do notice when it happens and we always like it. For what it’s worth, most men are cool with paying the tab, especially early in a relationship. But it says a lot about a woman when she at least makes an effort to chip in and treat us every once in a while.
  3. When you make the first move I’ll concede that this may not apply to all men, but most of us find it unbelievably flattering and super hot when women make the first move. It doesn’t even matter if you’re asking a guy out for the first time or making the first move when it comes to initiating sexual activity. It shows confidence, which most men find irresistible.
  4. Excellent cooking skills Okay, so I don’t mean to subscribe to traditional gender roles with this one, but who doesn’t like it when somebody cooks their favorite meal for them? I mean, the food will taste great and it’s a sign that somebody cares about you. I promise you, ladies, that if you can cook a guy’s favorite food, he will find you irresistible and consider staying with you forever.
  5. The right smell Yes, men are visual creatures, but don’t discount the importance of the other senses, especially smell. Granted, it’s different for everyone, but a woman wearing the right perfume or using the right soap can literally drive a guy crazy. We can’t always explain why, but almost every guy has a certain scent that he finds irresistible. It’s just a matter of matching a guy with a scent.
  6. A special set of skills No, men don’t want to date the female Liam Neeson, but we do love women who are unique in some way. Maybe you have a special talent or an unusual hobby. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it distinguishes you. If you can convince a guy that you’re different from every other woman he’s ever met, he’ll be hooked.
  7. Spontaneity Planning things out is so boring and adult. That’s why a lot of men are attracted to women who are spontaneous and more willing to go with the flow. It’s just kind of an attitude and outlook on life that a lot of us find irresistible. To be fair, there’s a difference between spontaneous and wildly unpredictable, but if you can be down for anything without being dangerous, guys will be intrigued.
  8. Goofiness It sounds odd, but there’s something sexy about a woman who’s just a little bit goofy. Most men will shy away from a woman who’s too uptight. Instead, we prefer women who just want to relax and goof around with us. In a way, this relates to women who are spontaneous. Sometimes the best girlfriends are the ones who can also be your goofy best friend.
  9. When you wear our clothes I can’t fully explain it, but for men, there’s always something irresistible about a woman wearing our clothes. The classic is wearing a button-down shirt that’s just a little too big. I think it relates to the fact that you’re wearing our shirt and not someone else’s. It makes us feel like we’ve won your affection. No matter how you want to rationalize it, a man can’t resist a woman wearing his clothes.
  10. Not wearing makeup At best, men have mixed feelings about women wearing makeup. However, more than almost anything, men are attracted to confidence. We want someone who’s comfortable and confident in her own skin. That means someone who can leave the house without wearing makeup and be totally comfortable. You may not believe it, but a lot of guys find the all-natural look irresistible. You’re just being yourself, and most men respond positively to that.
Bryan Zarpentine graduated from Syracuse University and lives in upstate New York, where he writes largely about the world of sports. His work has appeared on Franchise Sports and WSN, among others. You can find him on Twitter @BZarp.