If you’re a man who has been on the market for a while, you might be interested to know what exactly it is women are looking for in 2017. You might think it’s all about rock solid abs and huge biceps, but you would be surprised at what it is they really want! Read on if you want to find out…
A Sense Of Ambition
The first thing women want in a man is a sense of ambition. You should want to do well and try new things. If you’re happy being in a mediocre job, eating at the same places and just living groundhog day over and over, this isn’t going to be attractive to many women. You don’t have to have a ton of money and be the CEO of a company, but you should at least want to better yourself and live an interesting life as much as possible! Why would a woman want to become a part of your life if you’re not interested in keeping it fresh and exciting?
A Sense Of Adventure
Following on from a sense of ambition, a sense of adventure is also important. Of course with things like travel, but simple stuff like watching new films and trying new food too. Women like to be surprised and they like to have fun. They’re going to want to explore new places and look forward to a rollercoaster of a life with you. Not with lots of ups and downs, but lots of twists and turns! If it looks like a life with you is going to be pretty straightforward, that’s going to be pretty boring!
Good Communication Skills
Good communication skills are key. This means both speaking and listening. Sometimes, women tend to rant a bit, but it’s important you listen to them. Remembering things they say and making an effort to really listen to what they’re trying to say to you is important. This is especially important when it comes to sex. Some say that sex isn’t all that important, and how important it is and how often you have it really depends on you as a couple. However, you both need to be happy and satisfied, and this can require communication and compromise. If you’re just trying to guess what the other one likes, how are you ever going to really know and make sure you’re both happy with this area of your life? It’s rare that a couple get every single thing right without a hell of a lot of practice and of course, talking about it. If a woman tells you something she wants or doesn’t want, listen to her. Feel free to do the same. It’ll strengthen relationships and make you both much happier!
Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Change You
When you meet a woman, you wouldn’t want her to think of you as a ‘fixer upper’ would you? She should like you and grow to love you for you, not for who she thinks you can be with a little work. Sure, we can all improve in one respect or another, but you can’t be with someone just because you think they’ll be different some day! If you meet a lady, don’t automatically look for anything that could be wrong with her and try and change her. Don’t make comments that insinuate this. Don’t question things, like what she eats or how she spends her day (unless it’s causing a problem, obviously). You need to make her feel safe and secure in the relationship, so she knows you’re with her for who she is.
Stubble is a huge factor in attracting women these days. Facial hair products are being sold by the bucket load! Beards are popular, but stubble always wins – even over a clean shaven face! Of course you don’t have to grow stubble if you don’t like it. Not every woman will like stubble, and you shouldn’t have to grow hair because you think it’ll get you a girlfriend. Just bear in mind that this is something many women like in a man. If you like the way you look with stubble and you plan on keeping it under control, then go for it! Just try it out and see how you get on. However, if you love your beard or clean shaven face, you’re bound to find somebody who loves that about you too.
An Attractive Face
It does help to have an attractive face if you’re looking for a lady friend. Women report liking things like large eyes, and a small nose. High cheekbones are also very attractive to women. That being said, it’s important to remember that by having a good skincare routine, looking after your teeth and taking pride in your appearance, you will look attractive. You don’t have to have surgery or anything to change your appearance. Once again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so you should embrace the features that make you, you.
A Good Head Of Hair
A good head of hair can be an attractive feature in a man. However, it’s up to you what you want to do with it. David Beckham had a plethora of weird and wonderful hairstyles, and he is idolised by women (and men) all over the world! If you suffer with male pattern baldness, a receding hairline, or something else that affects your hair, there are options. A hair transplant might seem extreme, but it’s one of the only real ways you can make sure you have a hairstyle you are proud of. This doesn’t mean you won’t get women if you have little to no hair; just look at people like Jason Statham who is all loved up with the beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley!
A Sense Of Humor
You should be able to look on the bright side of life, as well as have a sense of humor. If you can make a woman laugh, then many appearance based things on this list won’t matter! A sense of humor reportedly makes a man seem more intelligent too. You don’t have to be booksmart to seem smart! Obviously you shouldn’t go and memorize a joke book or copy your favorite comedian. Everybody has a unique sense of humor. Just try to have fun with life and don’t take yourself or things too seriously!
Women love dogs. Who doesn’t? They’re cute and cuddly, and they show that you have a sensitive side too. Studies have shown that men with a canine companion tend to do better with women, so not only could it be a great way to draw women to you in the park, it could automatically make you seem more attractive without doing anything at all. Of course if you haven’t got the room or budget for a dog it wouldn’t be fair to get one. That being said, if you do have the resources and you’ve been thinking about it for a while, getting a dog could finally help you to settle down.
Someone Who Sticks To Plans
Nobody likes a flake, so if you say you’re going to do something then make sure you do it. If you say you’re going to call a lady, call her. If you say you’ll go out for food, stick to it, or at least offer alternative suggestions if you can no longer stick to it for whatever reason. Women don’t like flakes as it makes you appear like you can’t be bothered or you’re just unreliable. Is that what you want them to think? Don’t confuse reliable with overly keen. You want a woman to know you’re interested, but you don’t want to put her off by banging her door down!
Someone Who Takes Initiative
Taking it in turns to make decisions is eventually great, but at first, a man who takes initiative is important. Simple things like deciding where to eat and even buying the lady flowers will get you far. Women could make the decisions, but they want to know that you care enough to do it. This will make them feel like you’re making the effort with them, rather than just going along for the ride. If you’re not used to making decisions, then get used to it!
Now you know what women look for in a man in this day and age. Many of these things are unlikely to change anytime soon, so it could be worth working on them now. Make sure you become someone who is reliable and can make decisions. Someone who makes an effort with their appearance and loves people for who they are. Someone who is open, can laugh at themselves, and wants to go places! If you can do this, then you’ll be well on your way to finding the love of your life. It definitely isn’t all about getting a body like Magic Mike.
Would you have thought these things were what women looked for in 2017, or would you add something else to the list? Leave your thoughts below.