Women prefer intelligence in men first this is very important in this modern age for financial stability and getting out of tough situations. Secondly, women prefer the emotional aspect of their men as women are emotional creatures themselves and really enjoy when a man can understand how they feel and can portray their own feelings to them. Finally, women look at the physical aspects of their mate which is most important when they first meet.

Men are visual creatures and prefer the physical aspects of their women first. Secondly, men look for women who have high emotional qualities as this is usually expected in a woman and can help form a strong bond in a relationship. Men don't feel that mental qualities in a woman are as important as long as they are intelligent enough to enjoy things in life with them.

Height comes first for a woman for physical attributes in a man. A man's build is somewhat important but this is lower on the list of what a woman prefers in a man. Generally, women prefer tall men, and men with an above-average build so your first guess would be that women would prefer a tall man with a large build, however this is not the case. A man that is both tall and has a large build can be intimidating to most women. For this reason women prefer tall men with an average build first.

As mentioned in the previous question, women prefer tall men and men with a large build, but the combination of both can be intimidating to most women. After tall men with medium build, the physical combination that women prefer in a man is tall with a small build. This combination demonstrates well how height trumps over body type.

As women mature and experienced more time with different men they begin to realize that the physical aspect of a man is fairly short-lived and that the mental and emotional aspects are more important for a lasting relationship. For this reason the older a woman gets the less important physical attributes become and the more important the mental aspect becomes. The emotional aspect remains fairly constant throughout their lives as women are emotional creatures at heart.

The physical attribute of a man that attracts women most is height and this has been the case for millennia. After height, facial features come in next with good healthy teeth and eyes taking the top spots. After facial features, the next important aspect of a man's physical appearance is their body type with a somewhat above-average body type being the most preferred. Skin, hair and eye color are less important to a woman.

If you have ever gone to a single event that involves men in their 30s and 40s you'll notice that many of them are short, bald and overweight. Since height is the most important physical aspect a woman looks for in a man, a short man is at a disadvantage. The body type that women prefer the least is a man who is not healthy and fit which usually means they are overweight. Unless a woman is quite young, the amount of hair on a man's head does not matter much to a woman. However, combine that with a short and fat man and suddenly it seems to make their lack of hair look unattractive.

Men are visual creatures and remain so throughout their lives. The reason for this is evolutionary as women with certain body shapes were able to bear children easier so that the species could survive. Because of this men prefer a woman's body type the most which offers the classic hourglass shape. This is followed by breast size as this meant fertility and plenty of milk for the new born children. Finally men prefer women's hair.

Men's preferences in women vary quite a bit, but there are a few attributes that most men have in common that they don't prefer in a woman. The biggest one by far is a woman that is overweight as men prefer a woman with a classic slender hourglass shape. Second, both men and women prefer nice teeth as a sign of good health. Finally, men prefer women with smooth clear skin as this is also a sign of health and fertility.

It is a proven fact that couples tend to have the same level of physical attraction since potential dates hope to find someone as attractive as possible without too taking much risk. Men are visual creatures and find physical attraction more important in women and women find the mental aspect of the most important in men. It is also true that tall people, especially men, are generally more successful at everything including finding jobs and meeting more attractive women which makes them happier as a whole. As unfair as it sounds, slender women attract substantially more men than overweight women do. This is mainly due to the fact that men are visual and that the primitive evolutionary forces are extremely strong in men.


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After reading articles on several websites including match.com and eharmony.com and talking to single people of different ages on Yahoo, My Space and other websites I came across some very interesting surprises when it comes to physical attraction to the opposite sex. Take the following quiz and see how well you do.

1. In what order do women prefer the three main attributes of their mate?

a) Mental, emotional, physical
b) Emotional, physical, mental
c) Physical, emotional, mental
d) Mental, physical, emotional


2. In what order do men prefer the three main attributes of their mate?

a) Emotional, mental, physical
b) Mental, physical, emotional
c) Physical, emotional, mental
d) Emotional, physical, mental


3. What physical combination in a man does a woman prefer most?

a) Tall and large build
b) Average height and large build
c) Tall and average build
d) Short and small build


4. What physical combination in a man does a woman prefer second?

a) Tall and large build
b) Tall and small build
c) Average height and average build
d) Short and small build


5. Which one of the following age groups do women find men's physical appearance most important?

a) 15 to 25 years of age
b) 25 to 35 years of age
c) 35 to 45 years of age
d) 45 to 55 years of age


6. What three physical aspects do women prefer most in a men?

a) Body type, eye color, hair color
b) Height, smile and teeth, eyes
c) Amount of hair, body type, head shape
d) Skin color, eye color, body type


7. What three physical aspects do women prefer the least in a man?

a) Short, bald and fat
b) Tall, dark and handsome
c) Muscular, blonde and blue-eyed
d) Skinny, bald and fair skinned


8. What three physical aspects do men prefer most in a women?

a) Body shape, breast size and hair
b) Eyes, smile and height
c) Hair, smile and eye color
d) Height, body shape and hair color


9. What three physical aspects do men prefer the least in a woman?

a) Blonde, tall and blue eyes
b) Overweight, bad teeth and bad complexion
c) Skinny, brown eyes and short hair
d) Tall, long hair and big nose


10. Which of the following facts is not true about physical appearance?

a) Couples tend to have similar levels of physical attraction
b) Men find physical attraction more important than women do
c) Tall people are happier and more successful
d) Overweight women attract the same amount of men as slender women


Your score will appear here.

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Susanne Brown works for Softgame Company, maker of card games, video poker and puzzles. She works on the company web sites and does editorial work.

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