Women Confess What They Find Attractive In Guys, With Some Surprises

By : Alex Mays |


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In a world where it seems like everyone is expecting perfection from their partners, the following confessions from women about what they find attractive in a guy is quite refreshing…

Here are the confessions from 10 women who spoke to Thought Catalogue.

I love really fucking bony guys. Collarbones, ribs, hipbones, all of it. I want to feel like I’m cuddling with a skeleton. Lol… seriously.

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Looks like I’m even in with a shout here…

My dad is always extremely gentlemanly towards my mom, so I think from a young age that was something I looked for in the guys I dated. But for me, being gentlemanly is more than you just ‘giving her your jacket’ or ‘holding the door’. For example, I love it when a guy will order for both of us at the table, by asking me what I want and then telling the waiter for both of us. Some women find stuff like that sexist or demeaning, but I absolutely love it.

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If you were the ‘dream guy’ of this girl, you’d have to be tempted to order something completely different to what she wanted.

How couldn’t you?

I like guys who are not creative at all. Like, they can be creative thinkers, but I don’t like when they are ‘creatives’ who practice art/writing/music/etc. I generally don’t like creative male personalities, and since I’m a creative professional, I don’t want to feel any competition. My husband is a lawyer who loves reading, board games, and travel. Plenty ‘creative’ for me.

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Ahh there’s nothing wrong with a bit of competition, there’s only so ‘creative’ a board game can be…

It’ll probably never happen, but I have a SERIOUS fetish for guys with snakebite piercings.

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Hmm, whatever floats your boat I guess…

Out of shape. I don’t like when a guy is too fit.

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That pretty much gives about 99 per cent of the nation a chance then, result!

It’s always weird to me when women talk about wanting a guy who plans things/surprises/etc. For me, I love having control over the social element of my relationship and I don’t like any surprises. If I can plan every dinner and holiday that’s awesome. I don’t like guys who get slick with celebrations. Also I want to pick the restaurant.

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What do you like exactly then? I bet everyone has a whale of a time at your birthday parties…

I love guys with lots and lots of chest hair. If I can seriously braid that shit, sign me up.

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If you can ‘braid that shit’ that would be fucking horrific. Get the hedge trimmers out!

I never want to share a bed with someone except for sex/the occasional night of cuddling, so the guys I’m with have to accept the idea that they would be with someone long-term who will never share their bed. A lot of people are weirded out by this, which I understand, but I’m just someone who really values their sleep and is an extremely light sleeper. I don’t like the feeling of someone next to me all the time, and also I need my personal space. So far I’ve only had one serious relationship where the guy was okay with that, and we dated for three years. When we broke up, I was like ‘oh shit now I have to find another guy who’s okay with paying for a 2-bedroom.

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Wow, it looks like you’ve got your priorities right there… You might be waiting a while for that.

I actually like guys who are more my height or smaller. So many people are shocked by that, but for some reason I really like the way it feels. Guys who feel ‘compact’ if that makes any sense. I’ve always liked the slightly muscular, shorter guy look. For the record, I’m 5’7.

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Well, that’s fair enough, how does that old saying go? Big things, come in small packages…

I won’t date American guys. He can be whatever he wants, just not American. And yes, I’m American.

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This makes pretty perfect sense – sorry guys!

Well it looks there’s pretty much hope for all of us out there, you’ve just gotta look hard enough.