Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flipping my switch

Top Turn Offs
1. Bad Breath
Sure, halitosis happens, but there is an entire industry geared at creating fresh pearly whites. If someone can't bother to pop an Altoid in their mouth, they might be lacking motivation in other areas as well.

2. Lacking patience
If your date is grumbling about the long line at the movie theater, or rolling their eyes when they're stopped at a red light, then their mood will affect your night, and not in a good way.

3. Ill-fitting clothing
We're not all super models, but that doesn't mean there aren't clothes out there that will flatter your figure. Throw out the jeans from sophomore year and buy a pair that fit. We don't want to see what color socks you're wearing (or underwear for that matter;)

4. Not-eating-carbs!
Nothing ruins a date at Olive Garden faster than asking for a menu without pasta.

5. A wandering eye
Yes, there are a million fish in the sea, and at least half of them are attractive. But that doesn't mean you have to LOOK.

Top Turn Ons

1. Confidence
A guy who exudes confidence in spite of his protruding belly is much more attractive than the guy with a six pack who stresses about carbs.

2. A smile
Extra points if you can laugh about something others might stress about.

3. A good vocabulary
Tell her she's stunning instead of "pretty" and use words like "svelte" instead of "skinny" after all that hard work at the gym.

4. Integrity
Nothing is more attractive than the married guy who ACTS MARRIED even when his wife isn't around.

5. Decisiveness
Knowing what you want and how you want it is the ultimate in sexiness, whether it's just plans for dinner or plans for the future.

What are YOUR turn ons/offs?


Anonymous said...

Humor! most of all.

Athleticism! I'm always moving, so he better be able to keep up.

Sense of adventure! I wanna explore the world with someone as into it as I am.

Tender — sure it's cool you can change my oil, wrestle a bear and look hot in a toolbelt, but if you forget the daily hugs and snuggles on the couch, I'm not interested.

aka the Ralph Man said...

"svelte" what the hell is that? If a guy says he's a dork

Sten said...

I agree with Chrissy, an impressive vocabulary ... even the word "svelte" can be very sexy.

Yuki said...

I'd rather have an honest "You're pretty" than a butt-kissing "You're stunning, marvelous, and svelte."

Jared said...

The purpose of an extensive vocabulary should be to convey meaning more effectively, not to replace perfectly good everyday words with distractingly esoteric synonyms in a bid to impress people.

Sten said...

I concur with the aforementioned dictum.

rob said...

the difference between an almost-right word and the RIGHT word is like the difference between a lightning bug and lightning.-mark twain (i think).

aka the Ralph Man said...

I'm not very sophisticated... so I wouldn't wanna give anyone the wrong impression

Sten said...

A lot of girls/guys find that refreshing too.