Recently in a Redbook article, women were asked what made them feel desirable, then the same question was asked of their smitten men. Their answers may surprise you. Mind you, these are men ALREADY in love with their mates.
According to Redbook:
“When a man is in love, what he finds really attractive is the feeling that he’s seeing you for who you truly are,” explains REDBOOK Love Network expert Scott Haltzman, M.D., author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women. “To a guy, the makeup, the sexy outfit, it’s all a mask. He wants the woman behind the mask. Openness, vulnerability, an air of contentment — those things are what really turns him on.”
Do you believe that? It seemed a bit hard to swallow, but as I read on I realized that what made women feel sexy, wasn’t really what the men found sexy about them.
Case in point, take the woman learning how to belly dance. She feels sexy when she makes those sensual moves. She feels really in touch with her body. But when asked, her husband found her most sexy when she could hold her own in a political debate. Her political views are not popular yet she defends her ideas and stands her ground. Her intelligence and her passion for the subject really turns him on.
Another woman married for 15 years feels close to her mate when they reconnect as a couple. They take walks on the beach, read together and feel the closeness of their bond, which she states is powerful. That’s when she feels most desirable. Her husband finds her most desirable when he watches her speak to friends in a large group, telling a story and drawing them in with her passion and warm inviting smile. Her sweetness and generosity is quite an elixir.
Another married woman finds herself most sexy when she dons black stilettos, wears low-cut blouses and colors her lips with shiny red gloss. Add candlelight to the scenario and she’s a happy camper. But ironically, her husband likes her natural beauty. He finds her most attractive when she’s vegged out on the sofa watching television and totally relaxed. Often, he grabs his camera and takes a shot, because she looks so inviting and beautiful.
I’m one too, who is amazed that my husband doesn’t like seeing me in sexy clothes. He’d rather I wear no make-up, loving my brown eyes and natural skin tones. But the one thing that he really likes (pardon my being forthright here) is when I put on this pale pink plain cotton ancient nightie that I’ve worn nearly to shreds. He claims it’s the sexiest piece of clothing I own. Honestly, I was ready to toss it out.
Gee, I’ve been writing romance a long time. I’ve been married forever and I never realized that it’s not the stilettos and red lipstick that turn a man on once they’ve fallen in love.
Do you think women harbor misconceptions about what their men find sexy in them?
And what makes you feel good about yourself?
If you could pick one couple who despict a true married couple, who would they be?
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