There is no doubt that men have beautiful bodies. No matter what your body type may be, there is someone out there who can appreciate all the different features your body has to offer.
We have compiled a list of the six male body parts most likely to draw attention from women. Some of the entries may come as a surprise.
Women often swoon over a great set of eyes, be it the icy blue eyes of Henry Cavill or the dreamy chocolate swirls of Jamie Fox. However, not all eyes are equal and it is not merely about whether one has a serious prescription for varifocal lenses.
A 2011 study conducted by Darren Peshek, of the University of California, discovered that men possessing dark limbal rings – the area where the iris meets the white of the eye – were considered more attractive than those without. This is likely due to the fact that dark limbal rings denote health and vitality.
A study conducted by Dr. Kang Lee, a psychologist at the University of Toronto, uncovered that individuals with averagely-sized and positioned eyes were deemed most attractive. This finding is believed to be due to the brain’s predisposition to seek out mathematically average features, as they denote a broad range of genes and superior reproductive health.
According to a 2017 study by online health provider Dr Felix, 24 percent of women found the chest to be the most attractive part of a man, with 13 percent opting for the stomach area. The torso combined had more pulling power than any other body part. It is not all about Cristiano Ronaldo’s six packs as research conducted by Yale University anthropologist Richard Bribiescas suggests that women may even find dad bods attractive due to them indicating health and longevity potential.
A recent study conducted by Professor Jessica Tracy at the University of British Columbia provides insight into the popular notion that women are more attracted to ‘bad boys’ than their smiling, happy-looking counterparts. The research findings suggest that women are less likely to pursue men who demonstrate positive expressions such as smiling and happiness, instead preferring those with a more mysterious and brooding persona.
A recent study found that women tended to associate a man with a sultry expression with status, competence and the ability to provide. These results suggest that the strong and silent archetype may be regarded as the optimal presentation of masculinity.
However, another study suggests the opposite is true with a study from The Mirror that found that more than half of women would be more likely to date a man with a good smile. What’s more, the study found that when it came to choosing between two men with similar looks, the woman was far more likely to choose the man with a good smile.
The recent Dr Felix study revealed that arms are a highly sought-after feature among the opposite sex, receiving 19% of the vote. This shows that arms can be just as attractive as traditionally desired body parts. It is important to note that it is not merely the well-defined biceps that make arms attractive; they are another desirable physical feature overall.
Having strongly-built upper arms was once associated with being an alpha male, yet in 2017, the forearm has become just as important. Cosmopolitan Magazine discussed this subject in depth, and writer Anna Breslaw came to the conclusion that “forearms are visually like a dick substitute due to their veins and other attributes.”
Hands are often overlooked, but they are one of the most important body parts. Hands can convey power, intelligence and even trustworthiness. They can also be indicators of a person’s hygiene and health. Hands may also be attractive due to their symmetry.
Back & Shoulders
A 2013 study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has revealed a surprising outcome from its research. Women were asked to choose their preferred body type from a selection of 3-D figures, and though the typical selection was chosen most often, the strongest preference was for figures with a broad shoulder-to-hip ratio. This indicates that having a V-shaped back has a tremendous influence on one’s attractiveness. The findings may lead to an influx of gym patrons at the pull-down machine.
Which part of the male body is the most attractive to women? There is no definitive answer, as women are attracted to different parts of the male body depending on their own individual preferences. However, some of the most attractive male body parts include arms, eyes, mouth and hands.