The Surprising Trait Men Love in a Woman

Cosmopolitan.com
Love + Sex
August 7, 2012
Show off your funny bone if you want to find a guy!
Show off your funny bone if you want to find a guy!

Ready for a new guy? Sure, looking great on date night doesn't hurt. But new research has found that specific traits are even more important to people searching for an S.O.

By Korin Miller

Scientists at Penn State University found that playfulness and a sense of humor are the most attractive traits someone can have. In the study, researchers asked 164 men and 89 women to rate the top personality traits that they think are most important in someone they're dating.

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Of the list of traits, "sense of humor," "fun-loving," and "playful" ranked highest of the things women searched for in men. Men also liked playfulness, but ranked "physically attractive," "healthy," and "good heredity" (um...do they want us to take a genetic test before the second date?) high on the list as well.

Related: What Guys Really Notice About Your Looks

Researchers theorized that women like playful men because it subconsciously signals that a guy isn't aggressive and is less likely to hurt you or your future kids. And men like playful women because it's a sign that she's young and, uh, fertile.


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