Individual Interpretation of "Attractive"

Chilipepper Chilipepper
While looking through Facebook, a friend of mine posted up a photo with the caption "Ladies: which is more attractive? You know the answer." The photos were a group of country singers and a group of boy teeny-boppers.

In all honesty, I found neither attractive (cowboy hats are a turn-off for me and the others are just jailbait). This reminded me of when I worked at a greasy-spoon diner in a country area and a waitress would come into the back and proclaim "OMG There's SUCH a hot guy out there!" We'd take turns looking. But I wouldn't see anything when I went to look.
Me: "Where is he?"
Waitress: "The hottie at table 3!"
All I see is a shaved-head, sun-burned redneck in a dirty, tight t-shirt. I'd shake my head and mutter, "Tell me when a college professor walks in." (Which got me some weird looks.)

So, it's sort of come down to this - we all have different ideas of what constitutes an attractive person when you see them in a crowd or across the room or whatever. The type that gets my attention are tall skinny geeks that dress well, a far cry from what my coworkers found attractive. My dating is equal opportunity, it's just that my attention perks when I see a messy-haired geek.

So, what type(s) make you take notice?
07/29/2012
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For guys, bad boy look with blonde hair and light eyes. Leather wristcuffs get special attention. Goth boys that don't take it over the top or emo boys that don't wear skinny jeans (this used to exist, I swear!).

For girls, curvy figure with blonde hair and blue eyes. Most attracted to goth/emo look, but any girl with a curvy figure, pretty face, and blonde hair usually gets a second glance from me.

I'm also not in the norm. Muscles on guys are a huge turn off and that seems to be a big thing now. Also guys that clearly spent a lot of time on their hair don't do it for me. So pretty much any typically "hot" guy isn't my type.
07/29/2012
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
While looking through Facebook, a friend of mine posted up a photo with the caption "Ladies: which is more attractive? You know the answer." The photos were a group of country singers and a group of boy teeny-boppers.

In all honesty, ... More
I don't see the outside for some reason. My friends over the years have said stuff like "Why the hell are you dating him? You could do so much better!" or my favorite,"How the hell did you get kids that are so cute when the father looks like that?". Even now that I'm married I hear stuff about my ex's and I always reply that I fell in love with their personality not there looks.

No one says that about my husband though. At 6'1'' and 250lbs (all muscle) short dark brown hair with a sprinkle of silver and blue-green eyes he is gorgeous. He does the tough guy act though everyone who really knows him sees the teddy bear within. To top it all off when he opens his mouth he is one of the smartest people I have ever met. Oh how I love my man!!!
07/29/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Generally, really tall guys with dark hair. A bit scruffy. Quite a few years older than me. Bonus points if he's wearing a leather jacket or has long hair. Not into huge amounts of muscle or blonde hair.

That said, I find that I don't start to get seriously attracted to someone until I've formed an emotional connection with them.
07/29/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by HarlequinBunnie
I don't see the outside for some reason. My friends over the years have said stuff like "Why the hell are you dating him? You could do so much better!" or my favorite,"How the hell did you get kids that are so cute when the father ... More
Yeah, I definitely got that in relation to my ex-husband (he described himself as a "troll" - I won't argue). What I do end up being involved with never started out with visual attraction, it's usually intellectual. So, yeah, the serious stuff comes down to compatibility with personalities.

The question posed on the FB thing just made me think on what people find initially attractive, and how it differs from person to person, like at the diner I worked at. I was curious on how it differs, especially since we have varied tastes here.
07/29/2012
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