20 Surprising Things Women Find Sexy In Men

20 Surprising Things Women Find Sexy In Men ©iStock/skynesher

It seems like everywhere you turn, guys are bemoaning how all women want a man with Hugh Jackman’s bodyor one who has at least $100,000 in the bank. If guys only knew about some of the things girls find attractive, they might have a lot more confidence. Here are 20 surprising things women find hot about guys:

  1. Geekiness. Geeky guys are a major turn-on for many women, and it doesn’t only have to be the Whovian, anime, or Star Wars type geek, either. Many women find computer geeks to be pretty damned hot, too.
  2. Shyness. Is there anything that is more endearing and more adorable than a guy who’s so shy around women that he yammers and stammers? For some women, it’s the male personality trait equivalent of Spanish Fly.
  3. Glasses. Statistics show that women actually find men who wear glasses to be 38% sexier than their contact lenses-wearing counterparts. Besides, is there anything hotter than getting a guy so riled up that his glasses start fogging up?
  4. Facial hair. One only need to look at all the lumberjack-looking models in magazines to realize that this trend can be pretty hot.
  5. Hairy chests. Believe it or not, there are women out there who prefer to rub up against a hairy chest once in a while. Not every girl wants to date a Ken doll lookalike.
  6. A slightly unkempt appearance. There’s something pretty hot about a guy who’s too chill to care too much about how he looks. It’s laid-back yet rough, and it’s just rogueishly sexy. Depending on the guy, it could be considered “hippie sexy” or just plain “bad boy” appeal.
  7. Happy trails. It’s hard not to enjoy teasing this area of a man’s body. Girls, you know what I’m talking about.
  8. A little bit of extra chubbiness. As nice as muscular guys look, most super ripped men just aren’t good to cuddle. Cuddling is important for the ladies, you know. Besides, a guy who has a little extra padding just becomes so much more huggable!
  9. Soft voices. There’s something really soothing about a guy who has a soft voice. It doesn’t even have to be deep. It just makes you feel so much safer.
  10. The way guys naturally smell. I know of quite a few women who are happy to sniff their guy’s shirt post-workout, just because they love the way a man’s sweat smells. Drakkar Noir, get outta here! We want to sniff out the way a man really smells.
  11. When guys get emotional. Though there’s obviously a limit to how emotional a man can be before we begin to roll our eyes at them, nothing quite can get women speechless like a guy who can actually show how much he cares. At times, even a guy who cries at movies can be pretty damned cute.
  12. When guys blush. For some women this is like the Holy Grail of hot. Obviously, this  trait goes hand in hand with the shyness. For some women, a guy who blushes when he gets kissed is the ultimate sweetheart… and that’s pretty hot for a girl who might want to take charge.
  13. Well cared for hands. You know what most girls can’t stand? Rough hands. Super calloused hands can be scratchy, even when a guy is giving a girl a back rub. On the other hand, soft hands on a guy, especially when it involves trimmed fingernails, tends to be a good indicator that foreplay will be incredible.
  14. Jealousy. A little jealousy is hot. A lot of jealousy, not so much. Still, seeing a guy get a bit possessive of a girl is a pretty good turn on for some of us.
  15. Scars. Speaking as someone who has a six inch scar across her face, I’ve been told by both men and women that scars are hot. Apparently, scars signify badassery.
  16. Freckles and red hair. Also known as being a ginger, red hair and freckles on a guy can be pretty hot in some cases. Freckles, depending on where they are, can even be pretty lickable. (Note: Gingers *do* have souls. Don’t listen to Cartman.)
  17. Enjoying good food. For some girls, there are very few things more aggravating than a guy who is a sadly picky eater. A guy who is adventurous with his food is a guy who will most likely be adventurous with other things, too. Therefore, a guy who enjoys his food will likely be a guy who has more hotness to him than meets the eye.
  18. Feminine lips. A nice pout on a guy just means there’s all the more to kiss. Full lips are pretty darn awesome for kissing.
  19. Quirky behavior. Girls like quirky guys just as much as guys like eccentric girls. Trust me on this one.
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a New Jersey based writer and editor with bylines in Mashed, Newsbreak, Good Men Project, YourTango, and many more. She’s also the author of a safe travel guide for LGBTQIA+ people available on Amazon.

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