Do you ever find yourself wondering why you don’t seem to be having much luck in the dating department? It could be that you might benefit from a physical makeover.
If you’re not putting your best foot forward, it’s unlikely that you’ll attract the attention of others. But don’t worry, there are plenty of easy ways to improve your appearance and boost your confidence.
Just make a few changes and see how much difference it makes! Here are the top 10 unattractive physical features in men that women pay attention too and you should address:
Sure, everyone gets a pimple or two from time to time. But bad acne is an unattractive physical feature that’s treatable. So if you’re constantly plagued by those pesky red craters, it might be time to consult a dermatologist. A few months of Accutane can do wonders for your complexion – and your dating prospects!
If you want to hold off on taking medications, try following these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology:
- Stay clean. Wash your face twice a day and after you sweat. Use warm water and mild soap, rub gently, and rinse well. Avoid scrubbing your skin to hard!
- Don’t pop pimples. This can cause scars or dark spots to form. Let your body deal with it naturally.
- Keep your hair clean and off your face.
- Eat healthy foods and drink lots of water to stay hydrated from the inside out.
- Avoid touching your face throughout the day. If you do, make sure to wash your hands first!
- Avoid the sun and stay away from tanning beds.
Long Frayed Nails
There’s something about manly hands that just does it for women. But if your nails look like they’ve been through a meat grinder, she’s probably not going to want too anywhere near them.
Keep them filed and clean, or get a manicure. Even if you think it’s gay.
And pay attention to your toenails as well! Jacked up toenails is a very unattractive physical feature. Sure, you’ll most likely be wearing shoes on your date, but what if you get lucky and go home with her?
You could always keep your socks on in bed, but that’s a major no-no. If you want to avoid turning her off, either fix them yourself or get a pedicure. Your call.
While you may have been the undisputed belching champion back in your school days, it’s best to keep that information to yourself in adulthood.
Eating more slowly, chewing your food properly and cutting down on sugary drinks will help to control any potential gas buildup, as will taking frequent toilet breaks if necessary.
If you are still struggling with excessive belching, there are a number of things you can do to help get your digestive system back on track.
Probiotics, enzymes and herbs can all be helpful in reducing bloating and gas. Making sure you’re getting enough fiber in your diet is also important, as is drinking plenty of water.
Missing or Bad Teeth
As we age, our teeth can start to fall out or become stained. This can be due to a number of factors, including gum disease, drug use, or simply aging.
Missing or badly stained teeth can be aesthetically unpleasing, and may also be a sign of underlying health conditions. If you’re concerned about your teeth, be sure to visit your dentist for an evaluation.
There are many reasons why women are naturally programmed to dislike men with poor dental hygiene. Bad teeth can be a sign of poor health, which makes it difficult for women to trust that their partner will be able to care for them and any future children.
In addition, yellow and discolored teeth can be seen as an unattractive physical feature, which can make it difficult for a man to find a partner.
While you are working on improving your dental hygiene, you may as well have your teeth professionally whitened, especially if you smoke cigarettes.
B.O. (Aka Body Odor)
The pheromones found in male sweat can actually be a turn-on for women. However, if you smell like you’ve been sweating for days, she will most likely run in the opposite direction.
If you find that you sweat excessively, it’s best to avoid trying to mask the odor with cologne. This can actually make the smell worse. Instead, use a strong deodorant and antiperspirant.
There’s nothing that can kill the mood faster than bad breath. We’ve all been there – you’re getting ready to lean in for a kiss and then you remember that your breath isn’t exactly…fresh. But don’t worry, there are ways to combat it.
Grab some Listerine breath strips or chew on a lemon or orange peel and you’ll be good to go. It’s important to brush your tongue regularly to help control the bacteria that cause bad breath.
If you have chronic bad breath, it could be a sign of gum disease. Be sure to see your dentist to get checked out, and in the meantime, try using a mouthwash with fluoride in it. Swishing around some hydrogen peroxide can also help kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.
Even though we all have them, it’s just one of those unattractive physical features that you need to keep at bay. If you’re unlucky enough to have unwanted hair sprouting from your nose or ears, you’ll need to either pluck them regularly or get them lasered out. They also make some great electric razors specifically for this purpose.
Moobs (Aka “Man Boobs”)
Having a bit of a gut may not be the most attractive physical trait, but to many women, it is endearing.
However, if you are a man and you have breasts that are comparable in size to hers, then you may be suffering from gynecomastia – a very real condition that men can develop.
There are a few things you can do to change this. You could go under the knife, try hormone therapy or start working out at the gym. Consult your doctor before making any decisions.
Sure, most women can tolerate a man with bad fashion sense. Clothes that don’t fit, colors that don’t match or a complete lack of awareness when it comes to style are all pretty tolerable.
There are, however, a few fashion faux pas that are completely unforgivable and will have even the most tolerant woman running for the hills. Here are four fashion crimes that no woman will ever tolerate:
1. A man who wears socks with sandals
This is probably the most universally despised fashion combination out there. It’s tacky, it’s ugly and it screams “I don’t care about my appearance.”
If you want to make sure that your date never calls you back, then go ahead and wear socks with your sandals. Otherwise, just don’t do it.
2. A man who wears his pants too tight
Tight pants might be in style right now, but that doesn’t mean that women like them. In fact, most women find tight pants to be incredibly unattractive.
If your pants are so tight that they’re cutting off circulation to your lower extremities, then chances are good that your date is going to be less than impressed.
3. A man who can’t dress for his body type
Just because you see a shirt in a store window doesn’t mean that it was meant for you. There’s nothing worse than a man who tries to squeeze into clothes that were clearly not designed for his body type.
Stick to clothes that actually fit you and flatter your figure – your date will thank you for it later on.
4. A man who wears old, ratty clothing
Clothing is an important part of first impressions, which means that wearing old, threadbare clothing is not going to give
There’s just something about untamed, unkempt hair that makes many women turn away in disgust.
Maybe it’s the way it seems dirty and greasy, like the man hasn’t showered in days. Or maybe it’s because it looks like he doesn’t care about his appearance. Whatever the reason, uncontrolled hair is definitely an unattractive physical feature and a turnoff for most ladies.
A lot of me think about cutting or coloring their own hair? Unless you’re a professional hairdresser, it’s probably best to avoid doing either of those things.
Not sure what cut to get? There’s a lot of factors at play here, but some of the most attractive mens haircuts, in the eyes of women, are:
- The Ivy League (aka The Harvard Cut) – This classic look is characterized by its tapered sides, and relatively long top. It’s a preppy, sophisticated cut that looks great on guys with oval or rectangular faces. For an extra touch of class, add a slight side part.
- The Side Part – This is a sharp, clean look that can be styled a number of ways. The key to nailing the side part is to make sure the line is sharp and defined. If your hair is on the longer side, you can comb it over to one side for a more dapper look.
- The Crew Cut – A classic military haircut, the crew cut is characterized by its short sides and back, and slightly longer top. It’s a no-fuss hairstyle that looks good on just about anyone.