Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so no doubt that every woman has a different idea of what she finds attractive. Sometime I pick up an issue of People Magazine and wonder, how come Ryan Gosling or Will Smith have never been named “The Sexiest Man Alive”. The term “sexy” in itself can mean something different to different people. Is it a muscular build, a perfect smile, or a good sense of humor?

We asked 10 women of different age and walks of life what a “perfect man” means to them.

Confidence and power. If a man looks like he owns the room, he’s instantly attractive to me. I also pay attention to man’s hands. If a man has big strong hands, I’ll feel fragile and safe when he holds me.
Anya A., 34

Sense of humor! Being able to laugh at the stresses of this world is a must! Also, a man gets bonus points if he can actually make me laugh. Humor shows that a man is an optimist and can handle any curve balls life throws at him.
Natalie B., 25

A fit man is a sexy man, the more muscles, the better.
Lilia V., 21

I have a thing for men in uniform. There is something heroic about guys who do risky things for a living.
Oksana K., 27

When I was 18, I thought the sexiest thing in a man was a bulging back and a three-day stubble. Now, the top sexiest thing in a man is seeing how he plays with our children. A sight like that makes me fall in love with him over and over again.
Maria K., 33

A man should know how to dress. If a guy is stylish and wears something red, he’s irresistible!
Kristina D., 18

Generosity. It goes further than just a dinner at a five-star restaurant or Gucci shoes. Generosity to me, means man’s willingness to give me his time and attention.
Anna M., 32

I am attracted to older men because they know how to handle a woman.  They are wiser, better in conversation, and have more life experience.
Elena J., 22

I’ll never go on the second date with a guy who is not put together. Personal hygiene and a great style sounds like winner to me. Shoes are especially important.
Olga V., 28

For me a “sexy man” is a man, who respects my opinion, even when it differs from his. A real man sees me as his equal, as someone of great value who can grow with him, not someone who is there to feed his ego, give him validation, or be his emotional crutch. He respects everything about me – my opinions, thoughts, and ambitions.
Svetlana L., 43

According to our sample group, a perfect man is more than just a buff, well-built, real life version of Brad Pitt. It’s someone who has what it takes to make a woman feel attractive, loved, and secure. We hope you find the one who finds you perfect!

on photo: Serghei Mihailov  | photo by: Steven Christopher Lee



Lika Emelyanova

Russian Time Magazine Contributor

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