What is it that attracts us to people? Good looks, personality, a combination of the two or something indefinable that is irrelevant to those things? For me, it is a mix of physical attraction and personal qualities, though mostly personality. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all (men and women) are attracted to certain attributes. I prefer striking features over typical ideals of beauty. Remember how Nicola Roberts was described as the “the ugly one” is Girls Aloud? Not to me she wasn’t; on the contrary I always found her the most attractive because she will always stand out in a crowd.
For me, there are three main features that I’m attracted to.
My first bit of advice to women is never to underestimate the importance of your eyes to how much a guy can/will fancy you. Be expressive, the eyes after all are the windows to the soul.
The most important one of all ladies. My second bit of advice to women – you always without fail look better when you smile so drop the stupid duckfaced lemon sucking pout 😉
Sometimes though I can feel attraction toward somebody and be completely unable to explain why. They might not physically be my type, I might know next to nothing about their character but I’m attracted to them as they have a certain je ne sais quois. It could be a twinkle in their eye or the sound of their voice or nothing specific. In the past I have had some female friends who I thought were beautiful but toward whom I felt zero attraction. On the flip side I have known women who I thought were ordinary looking yet I developed major crushes on them.
Physical attraction is complicated and not always as clear cut as we think, even when we think we have a specific type we can be blindsided.