Note: I mean no offense to anyone in this post. This is an ideal discussion. What defines being "attractive?" I like to discuss male beauty or masculinity because it is something males can achieve if the genetics are right. First, I would like to say I am neither fully straight or gay or even confused but I can tell a attractive man when I see one. My definition of an attractive man is one who has a masculine face and body (described further below). I believe that muscular men aren't necessarily attractive unless they have the face to accompany it (Sorry Michael Phelps, you're still a great swimmer representing USA). The face, for me, plays the greater role. A large scar across a face would definitely shock me more than a scar anywhere else. The most important underlying aspect of attractive lies within symmetry. It is something we can all see and distinguish with ease and may as well universally accept. However, looking beyond that, some facial characteristics I find attractive are a large forehead, strong brow, protruding brow ridge, and accented jawline (not necessarily square jaw) visible nose "alive" eyes smooth skin on face This makes me glance at this person quite longer than a regular passerby. If they're great looking, I'll even sneak peeks whenever I can without drawing his attention. I just can't stare at people because I find it hostile. I find the male body attractive in terms of Symmetry (left shouldn't be larger than right) Proportionality (legs shouldn't be shorter than torso) Posture (things such as tilting and slouching are discouraged) "Plump factor" confused:..very hard to describe but its like a "feel" when you see a muscular body. Are the muscles bulked just enough? lol Think of extreme bodybuilders and walking skeletons) When I see a man with a face and body that I admire, he has this positive aura that surrounds him. If I had the chance I would actually want to get to know the person because he can be a noble friend or butthole further depending on his personality. But the fact is that his face and body looked so great led me to believe he is a great man. Let us discuss the physical attractiveness of the male body. What is the physical difference (facial and/or body) between a leading man and another man? I apologize if this post has offended anyone.