New research has revealed the one physical quality in men that attracts women the most and it’s pretty surprising.
Forget spending hours in the gym honing that six-pack or preening in front of the mirror before date night because it turns out that ladies really aren’t that bothered about your abs or hair style.
Instead you should spend a little bit more time in the bathroom twice a day – brushing your teeth – because a sparkling smile is the number one thing that snares the opposite sex.
A new poll revealed the top physical traits that women look for in a potential new partner and a whopping 71% of ladies said a “nice smile” tops their list of requirements.
The team at Remescar quizzed single 2,197 Brits about their dating preferences and found that personality was also a very important factor.
According to 62% of the fairer sex, a guy with a good personality (and who they can have a laugh with) is a great catch.
Other attributes that made the top five were body type (61%), good family morals (44%) and confidence (40%).
Perhaps shockingly though, 70% of ladies admitted that they would ignore or avoid a potential love interest because of the way they looked.
Further research has shown the importance of a good personality in picking a new partner, but in particular a kind and caring one.
A recent study conducted by the journal of Evolutionary Psychology found that altruism (a selfless concern for others) was the main thing that women looked for when choosing a serious boyfriend.
Small studies have indicated that men with dogs do better with the ladies.
Interestingly the researchers discovered that girls were more likely to choose a guy who was considerate but not hot over someone who was handsome but not that kind.
Also they noted that for less good-looking guys, showing off a selfless side would increase their attractiveness and make them seem like a more appealing long-term partner.
So if you want to secure a few dates then try volunteering at your local soup kitchen or helping an old lady cross the road.
Here are the top five things women look for in a man:
1. A nice smile – 71%
2. Good personality, someone to have a laugh with – 62%
3. My preferred body type – 61%
4. A good family ethic – 44%
5. Confidence – 40%