As part of our lifestyle series, we would like to talk about the 5 things women notice first when they meet a man. Yes, just like men, women do notice and size you up. In fact, men only notice these 5 things when they first meet a woman – looks, looks, looks, looks and more looks.
However, when it comes to women, an A1 piece of paper is probably not enough. She will size you up from the moment you meet to the moment you leave – with a smile. If your encounter is brief, lucky you! However, if you are going on a date, we will write up a more in-depth list of boxes she’ll be ticking in another post.
For now, we will highlight the top 5 things she notices about you in that first brief encounter.
For those of you who have a smile like John Travolta’s, you might seriously be in luck 😀 Just kidding! You see the thing with a smile is that it is very subjective. Different women like different types of smiles and it would be very difficult to pin-point which smile is the winner. The important thing here is to show your pearly whites when you meet a women i.e. smile. Sooner or later, you’ll meet the woman who is meant to fall in love with your smile. If you find it hard to smile and are always grumpy, you’ll need to spend some time practicing in the mirror. Also, make sure there’s no spinach stuck between your teeth. Massive turnoff.
You may not be the best looking guy in the room, but if you are confident and carry yourself well, you’ll be the winner. Apart from the usual physical aspects surrounding confidence such as walking and standing tall (don’t slouch even when you’re sitting), looking straight ahead rather than down when you are walking, chest slightly out and your demeanor, there’s a mental aspect to confidence as well.
If you are confident, it means you have got your stuff figured out. It means that you have a plan in life and know what you want. Of course, there are exceptions, but generally speaking confident men are goal chasers and that’s what a woman wants. She needs to know that she can rely on you. Even if you are not where you want to be career-wise, beaming with confidence shows that you believe in yourself and will go after what you want. Guys who sulk are a turn-off. If you are not confident, pretend to be confident. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. By tricking your brain into thinking you are confident, you will actually become confident, go after what you want and that girl won’t be able to take her eyes off you.
This should be a no-brainer. If you look like you just walked out of bed, don’t even bother with her. Even if you are an average looking guy, if you dress well, the girls will notice. Dressing well not only makes you look better, but it also means that you are willing to take care of yourself and women will extrapolate this across your entire lifestyle.
Dressing well means that you are not lazy. You are willing to make an effort to look good. Dressing well means that you want others to respect you and care how others feel about you. This can translate into – you must have a good job and lifestyle. Don’t frown, it is the way of the world.
Plus, let’s be real. Most men don’t really bother dressing up like a classy gent. If you are the guy who dresses in a classic blazer, clean chinos and nice shoes, you’ll be the guy that will stand out. Even the guys will notice you.
General hygiene and grooming
Yes, women notice your hair, your beard, your nails, your hands, smell, everything. We shouldn’t have to tell you this as mum must have told you, but always remember to keep yourself clean, your hair in order, trim your beard, cut your nails and do shower. If you don’t, not just the women, but the men will notice as well.
You could try out new hairstyles to stand out and do remember to wear a nice perfume/cologne. You’ll leave a good impression on the lady you are talking to.
When we talk about fitness, we do not mean that you should look as though you just stepped out of the movie 300. Yes, currently, there’s a gym fad going around with lots of men working out and looking very “shredded”. Going to the gym and keeping fit is a good thing, but this does not mean that if you do not go to the gym you are doomed.
Women do care about whether you take care of your body or not. By this, we mean they hope that you do not have a beer belly and tonnes of fat hanging around your body. Some women may be more attracted to muscular men, but most women don’t really care about it. Just as long as you keep fit by going for the odd run, swimming or even cycling! It’s good for your health too.
So do not fret if you do not look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just make an effort to keep fit. Keeping fit is about keeping in shape. And this is something women will definitely notice.
5 things women notice first about men
So in our opinion, the 5 things women notice first about men are his smile, his confidence, his dress sense, his hygiene/grooming and finally his fitness. If there’s something else you would like to add to this list, feel free to comment below!