What Attracts You to the Opposite Sex?

January 27th, 2009
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In yesterday's Seven Things Meme post, rayboyjr shared something interesting about himself:

A woman’s eyes are what I notice first and is the most impressionable feature on a woman. At least to me. A nice smile and a bat of the eye will get me all the time!

That got me to thinkin' (yeah, rare moment). We're all attracted to different things in the opposite sex. Some like physical attributes like legs or arms, and others are drawn to personality traits like confidence or sense of humor.

Me? Now that I'm married, I don't look anymore ;) but if I were single and still looking, I'd say I'm a sucker for a smile and warm/kind heart (thoughtfulness).

What say you yo?

22 Responses to “What Attracts You to the Opposite Sex?”

  1. skycastles:

    Well, since I'm still up I might as well answer this one...

    I think as far as looks go, I'd probably notice a guy's eyes and/or smile first. As far as personality, you can't go wrong with a good sense of humor.


  2. Ynaku:

    I see the eyes first then the smile followed by their loving, caring personality.

    From afar, I see other things first 8O (No stare or else your wife going bash you. *slap* Eh I just looking at the creation! :twisted:


  3. M:

    Boobies? :lol:


  4. kuya.d:

    Like rbj, eyes and the smile . . . Plus, the voice. There's just something about a sweet, tender voice. Imagine someone with a potty mouth . . . But if she has a sweet, tender voice, would it still sound potty mouth - hmmmm, I don't think so . . .


  5. kuya.d:

    @tita leerz - see, what I told you? chopper hovers equal manhunt.


  6. NeedaHobby:

    Good morning. Ho Ed - aren't you a newlywed? You goin' get yourself and us (with spouses) in trouble! :lol: Oh well, here goes anyway. Like others already mentioned, I like nice eyes and a nice smile. And, I'm a sucker for dimples! ;) I also like a good sense of humor!


  7. Scott:

    How a woman takes care of her body tells me much of what I need to know about her. Some things she is born with, but it's the controllable assets that I look at. Weight, trimness, style of hair, those things that she can keep up are what I notice first.


  8. skycastles:

    @NeedaHobby - Whoa dimples, forgot about those. I totally agree!


  9. uncle jimmy:

    hooo, get to post the same clip twice in one week..

    this one speaks for itself..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZHMJ3W2jco&feature=related


  10. uncle jimmy:

    hmmm, ok truth, yeah? ok.. in order.. da laundry list..

    ok so general body shape first, am slim so she s/b, too..
    kay den, face man, da smile, eyes, and hair are key..
    a big enthusiastic smile is wildly attractive.. oh and a big laugh to go with, esp. at my dumb jokes..

    kay, past all dat, den down to da short strokes.. so for me, the differentiator is t'ree t'ings, a clean fresh fragrance, like fresh from bath, not actually a scent..

    beyond the physical, an interested conversationalist with open-minded, non-judg-mental style..educated helps, too..

    and the final straw is how she keeps her nails.. first pref, nicely tapered and no polish, or clear, or translucent pink, or at most flat pink..

    however, if she's more than 20 years younger then me, can close eyes to at least two of the above.. esp. the nails.. unless she pops gum, too..

    the real, real truth, anything in a skirt that moves, smiles, and ken make a sequential sentence..


  11. rayboyjr:

    Wow ... kinda like having my name up in lights ... ok, not really, but cool anyway!

    I want to add that of course I also notice other sometimes more prominent physical "attributes". We all do. But I think most agree that the eyes are what draw us in ... captivating and intriguing as no other physical feature can!


  12. Coconut Willy:

    Another vote for dimples! Add it to a nice smile, Priceless.


  13. EMM386:

    I'm like a pirate....it's all about the booty! It doesn't have to be huge or anything, just nice.


  14. kako mochi:

    hmmmm . . . this is a good one! and at least you didn't limit our answers ;)

    so what first catches my attention is the guy's height and GUNS!! LOL . . . not like super huge kine arms where they can't scratch their own backs or anything like that, just nice and defined - strong! then their smile, men need to smile more!

    anyway, after i'm past the physical . . . i LOVE a good sense of humor, patience (to put up w/me!), and someone who's willing to try new things - especially food and travel!!


  15. World Wide Ed:

    * skycastles:
    I think as far as looks go, I’d probably notice a guy’s eyes and/or smile first. As far as personality, you can’t go wrong with a good sense of humor.

    The funny times are when girls say I want a guy with a good sense of humor #1 (over looks). *all guys roll their collective eyes* :P

    * Ynaku:
    I see the eyes first then the smile followed by their loving, caring personality.

    From afar, I see other things first (No stare or else your wife going bash you. *slap* Eh I just looking at the creation!

    Haha! No get me in trouble naks!

    * M:
    Boobies?

    LOL! I love how you posed that as a question M! Where's Masako-chan? She goin' slap you! ;)

    * kuya.d:
    Like rbj, eyes and the smile . . . Plus, the voice. There’s just something about a sweet, tender voice. Imagine someone with a potty mouth . . . But if she has a sweet, tender voice, would it still sound potty mouth - hmmmm, I don’t think so . . .

    LOL! Are you saying that it's ok for a woman to swear as long as she has a nice voice dews?

    * NeedaHobby:
    Good morning. Ho Ed - aren’t you a newlywed? You goin’ get yourself and us (with spouses) in trouble! Oh well, here goes anyway. Like others already mentioned, I like nice eyes and a nice smile. And, I’m a sucker for dimples! I also like a good sense of humor!

    Haha, nah, she read it before it went live, so we all g. Good call on the dimples though N.a.H.!

    * Scott:
    How a woman takes care of her body tells me much of what I need to know about her. Some things she is born with, but it’s the controllable assets that I look at. Weight, trimness, style of hair, those things that she can keep up are what I notice first.

    So ripped or just not overweight Scotty2Hotty? What about abs? My friend likes that, but I think that's gross.

    * uncle jimmy:
    the real, real truth, anything in a skirt that moves, smiles, and ken make a sequential sentence..

    Bwahahaha! And dea it is!

    * rayboyjr:
    I want to add that of course I also notice other sometimes more prominent physical “attributes”. We all do. But I think most agree that the eyes are what draw us in … captivating and intriguing as no other physical feature can!

    And what other prominent physical "attributes" would those be exactly rbj? ;)

    * Coconut Willy:
    Another vote for dimples! Add it to a nice smile, Priceless.

    Dimples and a smile. Can't disagree witcha C Dubbs.

    * EMM386:
    I’m like a pirate….it’s all about the booty! It doesn’t have to be huge or anything, just nice.

    LOL! This leads then to the ever-so-popular debate: upper region or lower region? Haha! And no, I'm not being sexist. This game is for you ladies too. 8)

    * kako mochi:
    so what first catches my attention is the guy’s height and GUNS!! LOL . . . not like super huge kine arms where they can’t scratch their own backs or anything like that, just nice and defined - strong! then their smile, men need to smile more!

    anyway, after i’m past the physical . . . i LOVE a good sense of humor, patience (to put up w/me!), and someone who’s willing to try new things - especially food and travel!!

    LOL! So you like the gun show eh moch? And yeah, I like that willing to try new things thang.


  16. kuya.d:

    @needahobby - I gotta add in dimples too!


  17. Scott:

    I know what Sir Mix a Lot would say.


  18. tita leerz:

    sex! LOL! nah, I can hear all the comments already!

    they way they can hold your gaze and flirt using the intensity of their eyes!
    smile
    brains (can hold intelligent conversation, can hold intelligent job)
    sense of humor
    cashhhh monnneeeee....LOL!
    has some kind of musical ability....flutaphone don't count.
    can play a sport....neither does golf. sorry, not hating on golf but you can't see abs or arms or a**. :)


  19. uncle jimmy:

    tita.. back at UH (in da old days) we had a fun sociological exercise in class where i'd do cash chorus..

    ok, women say cash CASH!!! (real fun and enthusiastic)..

    ok, guys say cash.. cash! (more lowdown and subdued)..

    ok, women.. CASH!!! (even mo' ent'usiastic)..

    guys.. cash.. (even mo' low and serious)..

    so, da truth we figgahed out wuz dat guys an' girls feel really different about...

    cash..

    fo' women. CASH! is fo' spending an' having fun..

    fo; men, cash is somet'ing dey goota get lots of to get da girl..

    everybody got a big laugh out of dat one..

    also, would agree wit' you dat golf is not a sport.. it's an affliction..


  20. kuya.d:

    Ed, sorry dude, I would just want someone whose voice I would love to hear . . . Plus, when she gets bitchy or naggy (which I'm sure I'll deserve), it'll be that much easier to take. And when the potty mouth comes out I'll be chuckling inside.

    As Brad Paisley sings in "little moments" - I'll never forget the first time that I heard, that pretty mouth say that dirty word . . .


  21. World Wide Ed:

    * Scott:
    I know what Sir Mix a Lot would say.

    LOLOL!

    * tita leerz:
    sex! LOL! nah, I can hear all the comments already!

    Bwahahaha! Perv...

    * uncle jimmy:
    also, would agree wit’ you dat golf is not a sport.. it’s an affliction..

    What about swimming? Hehe, I guess this question would be more for leerz. :P

    * kuya.d:
    Ed, sorry dude, I would just want someone whose voice I would love to hear . . . Plus, when she gets bitchy or naggy (which I’m sure I’ll deserve), it’ll be that much easier to take. And when the potty mouth comes out I’ll be chuckling inside.

    Hehe, gotcha!


  22. tita leerz:

    swimmers...i've seen handsome swimmers...they got bod. but watching michael phelps reminded me of a turtle. swim fast but, for some reason, all them guys looked turtle shaped. :p not hating! just observing.