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Question #78920 posted on 08/29/2014 11:18 a.m.

Dear male writers:

In an attempt to get some examples of how guys have individual preferences for what a woman looks like, what is your absolute ideal woman in a purely physical sense? Anything from hair color to preferences on what their butt looks like is free game as far as I'm concerned (though I suppose the latter might lead to a lot of nyms being "none" but I'd still be interested to know if you actually have a preference).

bubblegum rock candy


Dear you,

I don't really want to talk about my personal preferences in women. I find that it's the woman as a whole that I'm attracted to. I could say "I don't like redheads." But then I would contradict myself when I see a beautiful redhead, which do exist. When I would make up "preferences" I would very quickly contradict myself and realize I'm a huge hypocrite, so I stopped doing that. Beautiful girls will be beautiful no matter their exact dimensions, hair color, or whatever. It's the girl as a whole, so I'm not going to give you a solid answer. Sorry.

As for examples of how men like different women... All you have to do is look at the huge variety of actresses and female pop-stars today to see that men like different types of women. The old saying goes, "there's someone for everyone." Like seriously, let's just look at two pop-culture icons for just a second: Kate Middleton, of fame because she married a prince, and Nicki Minaj, of fame because she raps and has huge sex appeal. (By the way, that's the most clothes I've ever seen Nicki wear, so be grateful I found a picture I could link to from the Board.) I think there's a very dramatic difference between the women (and I'm not talking black vs. white skin or racial things here, I mean everything about them), but both have thousands of male fans wishing they could just meet them. If that doesn't show you that different men have different preferences, I don't know what will.



Dear bubblegum rock candy,

I much prefer a woman who smiles.



Dear Wade,

Honestly the things that make me most attracted to a woman are not physical. I find myself much more attracted to someone because of her attractive personality or because of shared interests than because of the way she looks.