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10 Most Attractive Traits and Men in the World

What is sexy? "The Look."
What is sexy? "The Look."

What qualities make a man attractive? If you guessed looks, you guessed wrong.

As a hands-on artist, I'm inspired by beautiful things, especially people. I can appreciate the statue of Michelangelo's David, as well as the female form of someone like the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. Bone structure is the most important quality, for drawing, at least. But when it comes to finding men attractive, looks are only on the surface.

So what qualities make some men stand out above the other sheep in the herd? Unlike men who are visual creatures, women tend to use their mind when judging attraction. In simple terms: the fastest way to turn a woman on is to move her emotionally. How a man makes a woman feel is what makes him "attractive."

Here is my top ten list of qualities that make a man attractive:

  1. Confidence. When a man walks into a room and gives off the "alpha male vibe," all women are sniffing his scent. If a man lacks this quality, even if he is the most gorgeous man in the room, he will not make a woman comfortable, and thereby will kill his chances of keeping a woman's attention.
  2. Gentleman. He doesn't have to dress like Gary Cooper, but he should have his manners down to a "T" when it comes to courting women. That means: open doors, let the women go in first, say "please" and "thank you," and have some respect. A bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates as a surprise on a date will win you bonus points. C'mon, it's not that much of an investment, but it means the world to a true "lady."
  3. Intelligence. You don't need to know the "Theory of Relativity," or have an IQ over 150, but at least tickle our brain cells with interesting conversation. Even if you can only describe in detail the origin of your family history, we're impressed with guys who have something to add to the conversation. Bonus points if you compliment us, and aren't intimidated by our intelligence, by the way.
  4. Sense of Humor. There is nothing sexier than a man that can make a woman laugh so hard that she feels elation, makes uncontrollable noises, and feels tingly afterward.... sounds like an orgasm a bit, doesn't it? Well then-- figure out why it's attractive to be funny.
  5. Good looking/Chemistry. OK, so we like to be attracted visually, too. It's only fair. And you don't have to look like Brad Pitt to turn us on. Just give off those "hot stud" vibes. We'll get it.
  6. Caring. It is so unusual to find a man who actually cares how a woman feels or wants to make her feel better. If you have the gift of wanting to protect us and be good to us, there is no end to what we (women) will do for you in return. Remember: if you want to put a woman in "the mood," try doing the dishes or cooking her a meal. Total. Turn. On.
  7. Honesty/Integrity. Look at it this way: if we catch you in a lie, it's the opposite of attractive. Not zesty, not cool, and not going to "do it" for us. A man who keeps his word, makes good on his promises: we will jump through hoops to keep you around.
  8. Honor. Doing what is right is a noble quality and very few of us have it these days. If there is a dog to be rescued, or mother and child stuck in a ravine, a man who swings into action to be a hero will make us melt on the spot. Only drawback: you will need a scooper and broom to gather us up from the mush pile you made us into.
  9. Spontaneous/Adventurous. Boring guys are just, boring. So if you can occasionally surprise us with something out of the ordinary, fun and exciting, we will stick to you like sap on a tree. Or clingy women holding onto Tarzan as he swings through the jungle.
  10. Responsible. You don't have to be rich, to be our man, you just have to be cool with paying your debts. An independent guy who knows what he wants in life and is pursuing it (or has succeeded) is the pinnacle of a "catch" to women. You can make 7 figures a year and be up to your eyeballs in debt, or make a modest salary, but save for retirement, and splurge on pleasing a woman. We'll take the latter (at least us "non-gold-diggers").

The other qualities that didn't make the list are as follows: compliment generously, positive attitude, ambitious, no criminal background, healthy lifestyle, good with kids, smiles a lot.

We won't put up with the abusive types (physical, emotional, passive aggressive, manipulative, Narcissist), so move along, thanks!

Now, for the eye candy part of this Hub:

Here are my "Top Ten Most Attractive Men in the World" (P.S. I like tall, dark-haired men with blue eyes and good bone structure, aka "Pretty boys"):

Enrique Iglesias

Just the right amount of gorgeousness and charisma to make women melt. I give him a 10+ for not just being a hot, young Taurus, but he just exudes sexuality. He can feel my heartbeat, my chest, my thighs, whatever he wants. Hubba Hubba (HupPages Trophy).

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias

Chris Evans

Have you seen him as "The Flame" in Fantastic Four? Talk about the "whole package." Not only is he Irish Italian mixed, he is gorgeous from head to toe, and makes women swoon with that smile. And those eyes. And that body.... oh, and guys, chest hair is attractive! Please, for the love of God, don't shave your chest!

Chris Evans
Chris Evans

Tom Welling

Those eyes, those lips, the chiseled good looks. Somebody, please "save me!"

Tom Welling
Tom Welling

Robert Pattinson

OK, I'll admit that I'm into the whole "vampire romance" thing, but ever since the Harry Potter movie, I've had a bizarre attraction to the asymmetrical features of Robert Pattinson. Something about the intensity of those eyes. Or maybe, I just wish a guy could read my mind, would sneak into my bedroom when I'm asleep, carry me on his back from treetop to treetop, and save me from any peril that turns me on. Not quite sure with this one.

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson

Ryan Gossling

"The Notebook." Need I say more? Oh, and I heard he stopped a street fight. *biting lips* And he's tall, intense, and mysterious. OK, I said more...

Ryan Gossling
Ryan Gossling

Chase Crawford

He's just so cute. Did I mention I'm into "pretty boys?"

Chase Crawford
Chase Crawford

Christian Bale

He's passionate, he's tense, he's totally fine. Oh, and he's got an accent-- that's always a bonus. Plus, he totally rocked it as a super-hero.

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

Tyson Ritter

Little known hottie: singer for All American Rejects, and a relative of the late "Jack" from Three's Company, John Ritter. He sings about love and breakups, and did I mention I'm into tall, skinny, dark-haired men with blue eyes? Well, if he or anyone who knows him is reading this, let him know I'm available, and won't break his heart. And I'm also a fellow Taurus. Moo.

Tyson Ritter
Tyson Ritter

Antonio Sobato, Jr.

It's the dimples. And the smile. And the underwear sexy GQ looks I got hooked on.

Antonio Sabato Jr.
Antonio Sabato Jr.

Zac Efron

Again, "pretty boy," dark hair, blue eyes, dreamy bone structure... only drawback: he's a bit short for my taste and a bit young, although, I'd consider being a cougar for this hunk.

Zac Efron
Zac Efron

Comments 57 comments

Eva 4 years ago

Love my Christian Bale, I didn't see Sam Worthington on here! He's another hottie. On his movie "Man on a ledge" he looks super cute with his wavy locks. Yumm. Lol


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

LOL, you are so funny Eva! Can't list all the cute guys on here, after all, I missed Gerard Butler and Hugh Jackman to name a few. The list is never ending....


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misterbungle 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Sounds like you might need to expand this to a last of 15 traits and men.


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

Gerry Butler and Hugh Jackman - that's where I'd personally start. I love this glimpse into you, wonderful1!


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Misterbungle: What or who did I miss? I can always add them in during editing-- thanks for commenting!

Capricornrising: thanks so much for stopping by, and I can tell you like the "manly men." I have a weakness for the "pretty guys" so they filled up this list. Maybe I should conduct a poll of women to see who the top 10 would be? So, any others you might add?


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Sheila Lee 4 years ago from Canada

My personal favorite is Jason Statham. Sexy accent, sexy body, confident. *sigh* For those of you who don't know him, he is from The Transporter movies.


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

What a great idea - maybe write a forum post and get the gals to weigh in with their votes, just like they're doing here, then write a hub about it! I've discovered that involving the community in your work is quite a draw.

I totally concur with you - it's as you say, there has to be something beyond the look. The first thing that captures me is an athletic carriage. So the two I mentioned + Matthew McConaughey, and I've been engaged to Denzel Washington for years - one day I'll meet and tell him... ;-)

But there have also been a series of non-studs... Okay, this is turning into a hub, and I'd better just write it!

Maybe I just like men in general!


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh, I know who you are talking about, Sheila-- I watched the transporter movies. A guy who can pull off moves like that, act suave and have charisma definitely hot material.

So, Capricornrising: should I ask the question on here, or do you want to do the honors? This is becoming a really fun inter-active event! I feel like passing out popcorn and making martinis. Ha!


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misterbungle 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I don't have any one necessarily in mind of being missed, since I don't go around admiring men. But capricornrising has a great idea on including the community in the discussion.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

To the community I go... this is fun!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great hub Sheila. I like Robert Pattinson, Jason Statham, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, George Clooney, & Bruce Willis. Looks and personality are what I like. They have to have that special something, not just a pretty face. Sense of humor and caring, romantic, and trustworthy are all great qualities and one that could protect you and act like a man. Egocentric, controlling, womanizing, demanding, and being fake are turn offs.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

I agree Caroline-- in fact, the moment a guy lies, acts like he's better than everyone else around him or the other things you point out, it makes him look immediately ugly.

For me, if a guy makes me laugh, or piques my interest with conversation, or shows tender caring qualities, my view of him turns rosy. One guy I had a major crush on in college made me laugh before I even saw him. I knew right away I was going to like the guy, and sure enough: he wasn't the most gorgeous guy I'd ever seen, but his sense of humor made him appear larger than life.

Thanks for that, and I will have to post on the forum side for more conversation. HubPages removed my question about "what makes a man attractive" for posting it in the wrong section.


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

Forum post - then I suggest you post the *title/subject* of your forum post (not the link) here, so we can go post on it to kick it off!


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey, girl, I posted it in the forum section, please add to the discussion!


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

What's the title of the post - I can't find it - it might be buried by now!


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

It's in the Gender and Relationships section of the forums as "What makes a man attractive."


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I saw Tom Welling and nearly forgot to look at the others! lol! I used to sit there on a tuesday evening just staring at him in Smallville! gorgeous! and I wouldn't say no to the rest! haha! loved it! cheers nell


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

I watched Smallville just for the eye candy myself! Ha ha ha. Thanks for stopping by, Nell!


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misterbungle 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Sheila, I guess there's no risk in you giving out any secrets on Smallville once I find the time to catch up on all seasons. :)


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh, take your time, misterbungle: the beginning episodes were the best, though. I especially like the one where Lana turns into a witch, casts a spell on Clark, and he starts swinging his hips and yells, "come join the party!" To die for!!!


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pooilum 4 years ago from Malaysia

Very interesting post to see a girls view on it :)


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PaulStaley1 4 years ago from With the wind---(or against it)

Ahh yes 10 attractive traits---got the title wrong---just wanted to say hooray for the chest hair---no shaving maybe a little trim----us fellas can be a little self conscious about our hairy chests---luckily I have grown to be very proud---I am an oso!! Nice hub amiga!


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GingerBell 4 years ago

I'm drooling while reading this!!! I swear if every man had these qualities then life would be simple and lovely. Fantastic hub. Loved it!


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Courtney Leah 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Haha,you really didn't even need the words in this hub. The pictures would have said enough.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

He he he, I know right?


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nightsun 4 years ago from northern california

Oh lord, You made me realize how old I am...Mel and Michael popped into my head..


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Ingenira 4 years ago

Excellent top ten list, couldn't agree with you more, though I like to add "sincerity" in them.


derrick 4 years ago

Lol black guys aren't Cute I guess


Zakir Hossain 4 years ago

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john 4 years ago

lol, in fact men not only find right women by his looks......maybe if we find casual sex partners, but trust me, when we are finding women for our "true love" , wife, we nearly don't use looks as a priority anymore.....ask any guy...........we want great friend, lover, and mother........that's no different from what a women want find in men...... men are just shallow visual creatures who don't care women from her personality....i think that's are WHAT WOMEN WANT to hear, especially if a guy don't like you....oh hes just shallow......trust me, when we dont like a women, its because her personality sucks......


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for the insight, John. I hope you find a woman of substance some day. Good luck.


Annie 4 years ago

Funny how there aren't any black guys on this list....haha


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NC4Life078 4 years ago from United States of America

I enjoyed this hub as it really pointed out that you don't have to be "attractive" to flatter a woman. I'm not sure If I agree with your line "We won't put up with the abusive types (physical, emotional, passive aggressive, manipulative, Narcissist), so move along, thanks!" because it would seem as if some woman do put up with these charecteristics.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Unfortunately, some women DO put up with it. I did for far too long. It's tongue in cheek. Thanks for the comment!


Boss 4 years ago

Guess am ugle cuz am not white huh ? Ms.Wonderful1 ;)


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Ethan Green 4 years ago from England

You should have listed which points each of your eye-candy men would score by your traits.


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Linda Cassini 4 years ago from Las Vegas NV

Okay you got me..I HAVE to share this :)


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Any thoughts on the Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart news?


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brandimae 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

Enrique, Chris, Ryan, Antonio... oh yes... ha ha ha. This was great! I love love love Ryan Reynolds, too, and I love Shane West... Adam Levine.

And I canot believe Rob and Kristen are back together. He is one heck of a guy. How could she do that to him?!


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for commenting, brandimae-- and I'm speechless. For his sake, I hope he's just playing along for publicity (as the opening of his movie is underway).


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misterbungle 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I'm sorry but I had to say something to some of you posting "what about the brotha man?". Why must everything turn racial? Get a life. Ok, rant over.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Mr. B: thank you for your kind protection.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Um, is it just me, or has the young crowd of my hunks become of age? Cougartown, anyone?


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Lol. My heart is racing. Christian Bale is my # 1.

Tom welling has awesome cheekbones & eyes. Zac Efron is runner up. this competition is fierce. Chris evans third place. Awesome hub


HandsomeRandyBlackLadBrad1953 4 years ago

Once again,we life-size Brads-from72,Brad was Barbie's then-

boyfriend Ken's handsome black buddy-are excluded from any mention of studliness,despite our being considered the best bed mates by ALL WOMEN!!!!WHAT GIVES?(By the way,ladies,if you saw me,you'd know why I'm called....)


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vibesites 3 years ago from United States

Strangely the guys I have had a crush on/relationships with aren't near as good-looking as these guys in the pictures. So the "Good-Looking" part is left out at least to me. LOL.

But yes, it's true, guys don't need to look like Brad Pitt to turn us on!

Overall, I agree with your list of "good guy" traits. Voted up. :)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome top of the list for me Enrique, I always felt that for this gorgeous singer and sometimes an actor too.


Clay 3 years ago

Let me get this straight. You say looks don't matter but then you show a list of the hunkiest men on earth. I think you're a dizzy blonde. Women can never give a straight answer. Not a problem for me, however. I'm bald and skinny, but I have used my charm, humor, and wit to bed many women. Guys, don't listen to what these women tell you. Learn humor, and charm, and wit. They will lie and say...blah, blah, blah. It really doesn't make any sense. I have stolen women away from hot studs. Check out Love Systems and plug your ears to what the media says and what women say. None of it is true. Women may gawk over hot men, but to get them in bed is another story.


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wonderful1 3 years ago from Southern California Author

Okay Clay. For each type of man or woman, there is an equal and opposite person attracted to him/her. Looks don't matter [for some] as much as humor, intelligence or financial success is a turn on. To each his or her own. My list is completely from an artistic viewpoint: I study cheekbone structure, shape of face, hairline, etc... I know, that's beyond most. For me, physical attraction is important. Hence why I never "let myself go" in physical appearance.

Thanks for commenting. Best wishes.


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Viva Jones 3 years ago from UK

I think your top ten list of qualities is spot on, couldn't have put it better myself. Most of your attractive men I don't actually know (showing my age) but I could stare at that Chris Evans pic for a long, long time...!


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Ingenira 3 years ago

I enjoyed reading what you wrote. You are right about the list of good qualities. The good qualities in men can make an average-looking men very attractive.


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savvydating 3 years ago

wonderful1, you hit the nail right on the head in describing what makes women get to where they (to quote Usher) "got it bad" That masculinity factor has to be there or forget it. Now as for the pretty boys, I'm a sucker for accents, so I would include Olivier Martinez, from Unfaithful, and David Beckham, who's taken, but I just love that he is a family man. Now for your picks, I'd have to go with Enrique or Christian. I admit, I love eye candy as much as the next woman, but the other qualities you listed are way better than a pretty face, any day of the week. Having said that, one of my favorite guys is little known William Levy, a Latino from Cuba. He sizzles! Here's a video if you want to check him out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYzOa-gNGOw


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wonderful1 3 years ago from Southern California Author

Good points, indeed, savvydating. Family men (or good dads) are incredibly attractive to me. Speaking of sexy accents, I just remembered the Two and a Half Men episode when Enrique was on the show. My favorite of all: every time I'd watch it, the smile did NOT come off my face. He's so yummy! Ha ha ha.


T-j 3 years ago

Not One Black Guy mentioned

How r we going to combeat

Then :)


a dude 3 years ago

"What qualities make a man attractive? If you guessed looks, you guessed wrong."

And then you go on to give examples of attractive guys with the only thing in common is that they are incredibly good looking, good job!


Moshtaq 21 months ago

I think in other contries they are used to Foreigners, but in America for some resaon foreigners are usually considered jokes (especially guys), not always but usually their portrayed on T.V in a comedy style I'm not sure where your from but say for example a middle-eastern guy in America if you watch T.V our image is that of Borat or a greasy hairy guy with gold chains and lots and lots of cologne etc Asian's are always smiling and running liquor stores etc Even for women say a Russian woman would be considered a mail-order bride.I know it sucks but it's true!!!! America is filled with stereo types.So if your going to get a date your going to have to find someone who has a specific attraction for foreigners especially if you have an accent.


tuk 18 months ago

The above men cannot be a man. they are all ugly, nothing attractive. swollen faces, too big noses that hide their eyes.

men of caucasian race all become unattractive monsters. they are all fat crocodiles, lizards in other worlds. too much heavy to raise their ineffective dicks, not slim, not sexy, cannot be a man, too big bones, dianosaur looks. they can only attract women of their own race but not other races. John Lennon was unable to have sex with a virgin asian japanese girl, but had to marry a divorced japanese, or a japanese already used by a japanese man. Recently, once again, a western man has married a divorced thai woman who is very ugly in thais' eyes. still not a virgin one. and i am a thai girl.

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