Most of us can agree that there are things men do that are universally attractive (even to those who aren’t into men): saving kittens from tall trees; carrying heavy sacks of groceries in one arm while wearing short-sleeved shirts that show off a hint of tan muscles; shaking cocktail mixers real fast. All hot, no? But what about those little things that maybe aren’t as universally appreciated? What about those little things that guys do that they don’t even realize are so hot?
The women of Reddit recently started a thread devoted to those very things and Nerve rounded up the ten most popular, including:
1. Softening Eyes
You know, when their eyes get all soft and dreamy while looking at you.
2. Relaxing After Work
As in, loosening up a necktie… or taking his pants off… or cracking open a beer and turning on some sports, I guess.
Yes! Sweaters, so hot. I got Drew a sweater from JCrew for Christmas and I think he’s so cute when he wears it (I think he just wears it to humor me, but it works! I’m humored).
4. Safe Driving
Eh, I like driving, period — doesn’t even have to be safe.
Yes, yes, yes!! Forearms, so sexay.
Yes, again! A man who knows how to competently get busy in the kitchen is hot. Especially if the food tastes good. Or, I guess, only if the food tastes good, if I’m being honest…
7. Being Nice
Like, when they speak passionately about something they love. Eh, I am mixed on this. I like that Drew has passions, but when he starts talking about the Yankees my eyes sort of glaze over and I’m not like mentally undressing him with my eyes at that point.
9. Being Protective
Very sweet. I especially appreciated this when I was pregnant and Drew was extra protective. I am pretty independent and like to think I can take perfectly good care of myself, but when I was pregnant, I did especially appreciate the extra care and attention Drew gave me.
10. Fatherly Instinct
Of course. Nothing hotter than a hot guy walking around with a baby attached to his chest.
Things I like that men do: walking around inside in jeans and bare feet; not shaving for a couple days; getting really mad at someone who pissed you off/ hurt you (i.e. “I could rip your boss’s head off!!”); forehead kisses; rolling up sleeves of button-up shirts; sitting in a coffee shop reading a paperback; walking down the street eating an ice cream cone (bonus if he’s alone); walking in the rain without an umbrella; running with their dogs; ordering a scotch; carrying a goat around their necks with their shirt off.
What things do YOU find attractive in men that they don’t know about?