13 Female Physical Features That Attract A Man Immensely

August 25, 2023 |
Updated On | August 25, 2023
What makes a woman attractive to a man?

What makes a woman attractive to a man?

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When Friends started airing, men all over the world unanimously agreed that Jennifer Aniston is irresistible. She did and still has everything that makes a woman attractive physically. However, we still don’t know why we’re attracted to the things we are. If you were asked to pin down why exactly you’re drawn to a woman you met on a first date, you’d probably find yourself struggling to list the reasons.

Why is that the way her lips curl up when she smiles makes your heart rate race like a jet? Why can’t you stop admiring the way her hair sits on the nape of her neck? And why do men feel that pull toward certain women more than others? What makes a woman beautiful and physically attractive to them? According to science, what do guys look for in a woman’s physical appearance? As per research, men subconsciously assess a woman for good health and fertility. Also, intelligent women are more attractive to them regardless of their physical traits.

Yes, the little things men find attractive in women are subconsciously rooted in their assessment of her as a potential mate. If you have a special man to woo, knowing what men find irresistible in women will come in handy. We’re here to help you out with a list of 13 features that are considered attractive by most men.

13 Female Physical Features That Attract A Man Immensely

The most attractive features of a woman are a hotly debated topic. Millions of magazines tell you what to wear and just how to pull it off. Influencers, fashion shows, and celebrities, all look to find the next big thing in fashion. But what makes a woman beautiful to a man? Is it that new dress from a high-end fashion store? Is it because she belongs to the most attractive zodiac signs? Not quite.

Every once in a while, a Marilyn Monroe pops up and unites men in common admiration like no social or political cause will be able to. It’s perhaps the closest we’d ever come to finding a unanimous answer to: What do guys find most attractive in women? But other than that, if you ask around, you might get varying and even confusing answers to this question.

Of course, when it comes to beauty, there’s definitely more than what meets the eye. True beauty lies on the inside, but today we’re just focusing on physical features that men find irresistible. We all know that physical attraction is where it all begins. According to a study, we directly associate appearance or beauty and its pleasurable effects with desirable potential mates. So, what exactly do guys look for in a woman’s physical appearance? Let’s decode that mystery by understanding what features are considered attractive by men.

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1. The first thing men notice about a woman … her eyes!

Among the things men find attractive in a woman, her eyes top the list. Yes, the first thing men notice on a first date about women isn’t what you were expecting it to be. In fact, most of the times, the first thing men notice about you isn’t sex. It’s whatever the eye contact can tell them.

One of the most attractive features of a woman is her eyes. No, blue eyes don’t take the top spot here as men seem to admire all kinds of eyes, regardless of the color. Oh, and the eye makeup won’t really do much for them either, since most of them can’t even tell the difference between eyeliner and mascara.

So, what is it about a woman’s eyes that draws a man to her? The answer lies in the expressiveness and depth. If your eyes have that inexplicable hint of intensity, men around you may have a hard time looking away.

2. Strictly for childbearing assessment: your hips

Eyes may be the first thing that guys look at, but that’s only if they’re not looking at you from behind. It may sound like one of the weird things guys find attractive in women, but if you really give it some thought, it isn’t that weird after all. According to a study, body fat distribution as measured by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is correlated with youthfulness, reproductive endocrinologic status, and long-term health risk in women.

Scientifically, a low waist-to-hip ratio (waist narrower than hips) has been considered one of the most attractive physical features of a woman. Men subconsciously relate wide hips to better fertility and the biological wiring goes nuts. So that’s why men check out the butt. Purely for scientific reasons (wink, wink).

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3. That 10/10 smile

What do guys find most attractive besides your eyes and your hips? If you haven’t been able to catch the attention of that special someone you’re crushing hard on, it may be time to flash your best smile at him more often. Among the various little things guys find attractive in women, this one is a no-brainer really.

Just think about it: Would you rather go talk to a person who’s all smiles or someone who looks like their aunt just asked them why they’re still single? Yeah, big smiles it is. A healthy set of teeth coupled with a warm, welcoming smile attracts a man to a woman sexually.

What’s more, guys find friendliness attractive in a girl’s personality. Make him fall deeply in love with you with that smile. If the smile was the result of something funny the man said, that smile then becomes the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. Women who give men an inviting smile are the kind of girls guys like the most.

4. Your hair signifies a lot

Speaking of the physical features that men find most attractive, your long hair is right up there. Healthy and clean hair is associated with good health and femininity as per a study, which makes a woman more outwardly attractive. Those hair spas might not be a wasteful indulgence, after all. But if you’ve been contemplating over putting your hair under the knife again, go for it. Those long bob or short hair photos on Pinterest are definitely all the rage too.

There is no real winner in the debate of ‘which hair color attracts a man to a woman sexually the most?’, claims this study. It comes down to personal preference. Traditionally, however, blonde women have had a slight edge when it comes to them being approached in a bar.

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5. Scent of a woman

More important than any kind of makeup you can put on is the scent you go with. Most men wouldn’t be able to pick out an eye shadow from a blush, but the perfume you go for can have the same effect that a beautiful flower has. Men will find you attractive if you smell nice, so you do have to smell good to attract attention.

If you have a signature fragrance and a man smells something similar somewhere, you’ll be the first thing that comes to his mind. Neat, right? There’s a reason that perfume advertisements have been using lust as a selling point since forever. Smelling nice is associated with better hygiene and those are the kind of girls guys like most.

Studies even show that men can be attracted to the natural scent of some women. Yep, natural scent definitely sounds like one of those weird things guys find attractive. But it’s actually the sign of maturity in a guy. The question is: how to nail that natural scent? Pro tip: Applying a mild, citrusy body mist just after a shower is a great way to create the semblance of an invigorating natural scent.

6. A few notes higher: your voice

We already mentioned how a warm, inviting smile makes women physically attractive. But what do guys think is cute in a woman? Well, when that big smile is paired with a high-pitched voice, you have yourself a winning equation. Traditionally, men have been known to be attracted to women with higher-pitched voices. It can even make a confused man want you.

For the sake of everyone’s sanity, it’s important to mention that high-pitched doesn’t equal shrill. Play the voice of Janice from Friends in your head and re-read that sentence, and you’d get exactly what we mean. “Oh. My. GODDDD” — nope, not attractive. Digs aside, a high-pitched voice attracts men because it is associated with femininity, youth, and hence, attractiveness. Studies also show that men like the kind of girls whose voice sounds like their own. Talking in the same manner forms a bond easily.

7. Go easy on the makeup

What makes a woman attractive physically? As we’re discovering, there is no singular answer to that question. But there is one for what dents a woman’s attractiveness to a man – a face painted with too much makeup, to the point that you become someone else. Studies have found that women often overestimate the volume of makeup men prefer. Be it for themselves or to attract someone sexually, some women apply makeup in hopes to make themselves look more desirable.

However, it is generally agreed and backed up by studies that men prefer a modest amount of makeup on women. Women who do not apply a lot of makeup attract men toward them sexually. An almost natural look is associated with good health and lets your natural smooth skin shine through. The no-makeup look is attractive, more than you know.

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8. Another one strictly for science: the breasts

Yes, folks you heard it here first, it appears that breasts are one of the most attractive physical features in a woman that men can’t resist. In other news: water is wet. In fact, it could unarguably also be the answer for: What do guys find MOST attractive in women? Men love boobs during sex, yes, but what most matters is the overall figure.

A waist slimmer than the breasts is the driving factor behind what makes a woman physically attractive to men. The breasts are subconsciously connected with fertility in the male mind. Accentuated breasts and a thin waist are what men find irresistible. Purely for scientific reasons, of course.

9. A sense of humor

We know, not exactly a physical feature but it is what guys actually find attractive in women. And that’s why a sense of humor deserves a special mention here. What guys find attractive in a girl’s personality is how inviting and friendly she is. A warm persona with inviting body language can subconsciously make people feel happier around them. A sense of humor makes it easier for men to trust women and connect with them. According to a study, a good sense of humor is sexually attractive, perhaps because it reveals creativity, other ‘good genes’ or ‘good parent’ traits, and it shows an intelligent woman.

There’s nothing that makes a woman attractive more than a charming sense of humor. Someone who can instantly put you in a good mood. Once men know they can hit it off with a woman and go back and forth with the jokes, they start dreaming of a future with her. Keeping a conversation going is one of the sexiest things you can do with a man. Who doesn’t like to have beautiful, happy people around, right?

10. Do guys care about height?

Not the most important factor in what makes a woman physically attractive to men, but it’s definitely something men consider. Men prefer women who are a little shorter than them, but not too short. A low waist-to-hip ratio with a fairly tall height and a posture always attracts a man to a woman sexually. 

No, being taller than the man is not an instant turn-off but some men believe in the tall guy and short girl advantages in a relationship. It’s all fun and games when you slip into your heels till the guy realizes they make you taller than him. But would you want a guy who is insecure about his height and needs you to be shorter than him? Probably not.

11. How your legs attract men

Long, toned legs have been a sign of good health and attractiveness since kingdom come. Legs proportionate to a woman’s height make her immediately attractive. Even if she is not necessarily tall, having longer legs as compared to her torso will make her more appealing to a man. Shapely legs are what men find irresistible in women. You know what that means: no more snoozing on leg day. Squats are your new best friends.  

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12. What your lips say about you

Part of Angelina Jolie’s appeal was her lips, unsurprisingly. Having thick and fuller lips makes a woman physically more appealing, and is one of the most attractive physical traits in a woman that men find irresistible. Since the color red has been associated with lust and inciting such feelings in men, red lipstick is the shade of choice of most women looking to attract men. 

A breathy voice like Marilyn Monroe’s and lips donned with red lipstick, will leave men sweating. Throw a lip bite into the mix and we’ll have a murder on our hands. He won’t be able to stop himself from thinking about all the benefits of kissing you.

13. Overall hygiene

Good hygiene, fitness, youthfulness, and attractiveness are all traits men notice in a woman immediately. As mentioned before, men will subconsciously assess women for their child-bearing capabilities and the probability of leading a healthy life. The healthier she is, the better.

The natural scent of a woman was mentioned as a turn-on for men, but that can only be so if she has a healthy diet and exercises regularly. Throw healthy, shiny hair and a proportionate body in the mix, and you have the ideal combination that makes a woman extremely attractive to men. No wonder then, taking care of oneself is one of the most attractive physical traits of a woman.

Key Pointers

  • Every romantic relationship begins with physical attraction
  • Each woman is beautiful and sexy in her own way but there are a few general features that tingle the male brain and heart
  • Apart from the obvious features like facial beauty and curvy figure, men find a lot of subtle features like a big smile, high-pitched voice, and large eyes quite attractive
  • Habits like minimal makeup and overall hygiene are also factors that men find physically attractive in women
  • Being a genuinely confident woman with emotional maturity, who can feel good about herself, is the top quality that makes women attractive to men

To wrap it up, what makes a woman attractive physically is how comfortable she is in her skin. A killer smile with an attractive and inviting personality will do more for you than makeup ever did. Loving yourself, being comfortable with what the universe gave you, and being a confident woman with high self-esteem will make you attractive to a man. Don’t be too worried about the perfect height or the perfect ratio. The whole world doesn’t have to fall in love with you, just the one special person.

This article has been updated in March 2023.

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