Men, although you think you know what women search in you, from being good in bed, to sending good morning messages, it doesn’t stop there. What women want is more than this, and believe it or not, their list is not as shallow as you think.

1. Challenge

No matter what type of woman you’re dealing with, if you act interested – but not too interested, if you tease her and make her feel that she has to face obstacles to get to you – she will find you attractive. She needs to feel that you’re a game she has to win, in order for her to become a good player and win your heart.

2. Muscular shoulders

Whether you are a top model or a couch-potato-kind-of-guy, women love muscular shoulders because they’re a sign of security. Women want to feel protected and safe in your arms, and having muscular shoulders, doesn’t mean being a gym-freak.

3. Act interested, but not too interested

Let’s face it: women love men that chase them, but not those who stick to them like glue. Show interest, but don’t stalk them – don’t even talk to them 24/7,  because they will eventually get bored of you.

4.  Smell

It’s not about not smelling bad – it’s about smelling really good. Women won’t look at a man, unless he makes them turn their heads as he passes by, because of his perfume.

5. Communication skills

Confidence is everything. It is not only a source of attraction, but also a sign of intelligence and maturity if you know how to speak, which words to use, and what tone of voice to follow.

6.  Sense of humour

It is not enough to know what to say. It is also important how you say it – because if you are funny, it is easier for you to attract us. As Marilyn Monroe once said: ‘if a man can make me laugh, he can make me do anything’.

7. Affinity for children

Showing affinity towards children shows that you are caring and that your heart is pure. And what’s more adorable than a strong man whose weakness is babies?

8. Ambition

Ambitious men are automatically more charming. They have dreams, they are passionate, and they strive for a successful future. When women see you talking about your job or your hobby with stars in your eyes, this is when they realize that maybe, perhaps, someday, you will love them in the same way.

9. Generosity

Being generous doesn’t mean being rich. It is not a social status, but rather a value that becomes a way of life. Generosity is not necessarily buying her a new car, it is sometimes asking her how her day went.

10. Ability to listen

Men who listen, are men who care. Don’t be surprised if she becomes rude and moody whenever you talk about your work, if you don’t listen to her when she tells you about her upcoming plans. Women, need someone to listen, this is why she picked you as her partner.

These 10 things can be found in your inner self and attract the woman of your dreams. Remember, not every woman wants this, and not every man possesses them – love is found when you are yourself.