Are You Hot? 11 Qualities That Make You Undeniably Sexy

One of the best things about getting older is the fact that your idea of beauty evolves. Appearance is important, but being hot is about way more than that. In fact, here are some of the unexpected qualities that make you sexy.

  1. You put others before yourself (though never at your own expense). You’ve never been described as selfish; it’s just not in your nature to make sure your needs are always met first. You’re the kind of person to willingly host a big friend dinner at your place and also volunteer to cook and wash the dishes. In short, other people’s happiness often makes you happy, which makes you a pleasure to be around. That being said, you never neglect your own well-being or put other people first to your own detriment. You know the importance of self-care.
  2. You’re comfortable in your own skin. You’re not quick to check out the latest fashion fad or beauty secret. Instead of jumping into new routines that’ll help mask your insecurities, you’re fine with the way things are. Sure, maybe that means you’ve stuck with the same hair color for the last four years. Plus, since you’re still getting compliments about it, you feel pretty good about the choice you made.
  3. You’ve found your signature updo that’s both sexy and practical. Whether it’s a messy bun or throwing some chopsticks in there ’90s style, your signature updo is one that manages to be dreamy, flattering, and low maintenance. You’re a busy woman with a lot of stuff on her schedule, so it’s tough to spend more time than necessary on hair.
  4. You care about your own health. I’m not saying that you’ve never watched a bunch of Netflix with a big plate of fries in front of you, but in general, you know that you are what you eat. You’re aware of what you put in your body without being judgmental of others. Also, when the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than time outside to help stay active.
  5. You have at least one major hobby. Whether it’s singing, writing, or needlepoint, you have something that you’re passionate about that you’ll never give up for a guy. In relationships, it’s always important to do your own thing on occasion. When a guy knows you have things you love to do, he won’t worry about having to entertain you when you get more comfortable in your relationship. To him, that’s incredibly sexy.
  6. You have good posture. And if you don’t, you’re at least working on it. It’s so amazing how much more confident we seem just by standing up straight. Plus, it’ll do wonders for your back as well.
  7. You’re never lax on hygiene. You brush your teeth, floss, shower, and moisturize your skin every day. If you choose to shave, that’s also part of your daily routine. And yes, you’re fully aware of your vaginal health and any issues down there are properly addressed. You’re not embarrassed by the gynecologist since you’re a grown-ass woman.
  8. Your home is always guest-ready. It’s really hard to make sure your space is always clean, but for you, it’s worth doing. Your home is open to guests, and you’re never someone who’ll turn down an impromptu friend sleepover. By opening up your home to others, you show how compassionate you are and how good you are with handling people’s emotions. That’s an incredible turn-on for most guys.
  9. Your friendships have lasted a long time. Guys notice if you keep rotating friends. It’s usually a huge red flag that there’s something unstable about you. If you’ve managed to keep in contact with a couple people from high school and make a point to always be in the loop with them, guys will know that you’re a person worth holding on to.
  10. Your smile lights up the room. When you’re happy, you let the world know. Your smile can literally brighten other people’s days. It’s genuine, unguarded, and so full of happiness that it’s totally irresistible. What could be better than that?
  11. You’re always down for a spontaneous adventure. You don’t always need to know the plan. In fact, you can just jump in a car and drive, and let the highway figure out your destination. This is a trait that guys find to be pretty thrilling. It means you’re bold and courageous, and not afraid of what life throws in your path.
Karen Belz is a New Jersey native who is currently living in Maryland. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication with a focus in Broadcasting and Print Media Studies from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, she has written for sites like LittleThings, HelloGiggles, and Scary Mommy and is currently an e-commerce editor at Bustle.

When she's not writing, she enjoys making her phone run out of memory after taking too many photos of her dog. You can find her on Twitter @karenebelz or on Instagram @karenbelz.