Men are weird. This we know. However, we always thought we had an inkling as to what catches their eyes first on a woman. Something of the face and chest persuasion? But now that we’ve stumbled upon a Harper’s BAZAAR UK experiment that executed some good ol’ fashioned investigative journalism into the matter, we’ve come to find that we we’re terribly, terribly mistaken (and in desperate need for a root touch-up and mani/pedi).
Essentially, the BAZAAR UK editors paid a visit to their brother publication Esquire UK to ask the ‘gentlemen’ in their office: What do men notice? While you might be pleasantly surprised to see that they’re not going all T&A us, they’re not exactly looking for a kind eyes or sweet smile.
The answers and side commentary, below, will not only shock you, but might very well enrage you (especially coming from a couple of British men. Teeth, really?)
1. Feet and toe nails
“Imagine if Cinderella had had a bunion? The Prince would have run a mile.”
2. The size of heads
“Sorry ladies. We can’t blame you for this, and God knows enough of us suffer from it too, but a giant head, as Chandler in Friends once discovered, is deeply distracting.”
3. When roots need re-dyeing
“You obviously wanted to believe you were blonde / red / not grey once. So do we.”
“Specifically: giant piercings. We want to look at your face without wincing.”
“No one expects a Hollywood smile – we are British, after all – but fur is unacceptable.”