I was inspired by Wyldgusechaz's thread on what women look for in a man, and I decided to start this one, but for guys. What do you guys look for in a woman (or other men, if you're gay)? Here's my list of qualities that my woman NEEDS to have: Open-mindedness - This is BY FAR the most important thing for me. Open-mindedness is an admirable quality that few people really have. Open-mindedness implies respect for others, which entails trust, which are all essential qualities in a healthy relationship, regardless of the type. Close-mindedness is an immediate turn off. Intelligence - A smart woman is a SOOOO attractive, it's not even funny. If I cannot have smart discussions and conversations with my mate, then what's the point of being with her specifically? Intelligence almost always comes with open-mindedness. I want a woman who thinks for herself, who doesn't stay glued to the boob tube all day and who's not part of the I-hate-books crowd. Physical attraction - Let's not kid ourselves, appearance is very important. If I'm not attracted physically with a woman, I can be friends with her, but the relationship will never go past that. That being said, my woman doesn't need to have a super model-type of body, on the contrary. I love different body types: I've dated/had intimate relationships with all kinds of physical structure - super athletic, chubby, very short, very tall, very large breasts, very small breasts, etc. If overall her body looks good and she feels good about herself, then it's good enough for me. I don't go for extremes. Sense of humour - I'm lucky enough to live in a society and a city where the overwhelming majority of people are very good-natured and have a great sense of humour. Life is too fucking short to not enjoy it. I'm very much an hedonist, and I try to enjoy life as much as I can with the little financial means I have. Laughter, thankfully, doesn't cost much and is a great way of feeling good. :smile: A woman who never laughs is a woman who is not happy with herself (again, a massive turn off). What I don't particularly care or look out for: affluence, wealth & academic achievements (although I certainly respect that). Some of the best people I know are unemployed and broke, and some of the most intelligent and financially successful only have a high school degree.