This week, I decided to write an article for ladies who constantly wonder what guys look for in the perfect girl. I was fortunate enough to get 14 college-aged guys (17-22) to tell me exactly what they look for in an ideal partner. If you’re curious, read on!
Adam C., 20, Bethlehem, PA. Penn State
”I look for a girl I can be best friends with… a girl who is beautiful, athletic, and intelligent.”
Brandon C., 20, White Plains, NY. Berkeley College
“My perfect girl doesn’t have to be super good-looking, she just has to be someone I can be myself with. She needs to be adventurous, funny, and like a best friend. She also has to get along with my whole family.”
Chris B., 19. Denver, CO. University of California Berkeley
“I want an intelligent, driven, communicative, and loving woman who enjoys traveling, sports, outdoors, movies, and living a healthy lifestyle. Ideally, she would be taller, older, and probably non-white.”
David N., 20. White Plains, NY. Manhattanville College
”My perfect girl would be someone who is God fearing and loves herself unconditionally. We all have our insecurities, but a real love and respect for yourself is essential to any worthwhile relationship.”
Eric S., 22. Broomball, PA
“The perfect girl has dinner ready when I get home. She knows how to change the oil in my car and can also kick butt in a game of Call of Duty. My perfect girl would be the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen.”
Jeff M., 22, White Plains, NY. University of Delaware
“The perfect girl is athletic, and dresses well. She knows how to hold herself with composure and is philanthropic. A good time for her isn’t just going out to dinner, but going hiking, or doing something outdoors. She isn’t indecisive, has interest, and is involved in activities. No matter what the activity is, I would support her because she’s ‘the perfect girl.’”
Jordon C., 20, Reading, PA. Penn State
“She would have to be intelligent, independent, physically attractive to me, open-minded, and down to earth.”
Martin O., 19, White Plains, NY. Penn State
”She has to be independent with goals of her own. She has to give me space so I can be myself at all times. Lots of girls try to change guys once they start dating. I don’t want that. We also have to have some things in common.”
Michael V., 20. White Plains, NY. University of Miami
“My idea of the perfect girl is someone that has it all! She has to be outgoing, funny, independent, and smart. I like a girl that knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It wouldn’t hurt if she’s drop-dead gorgeous, as well.”
Nick D., 21, White Plains, NY. SUNY Purchase
“I look for enthusiasm toward our relationship. She has to be just as interested in seeing me, as I am in seeing her. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind, but she also wouldn’t be upset if we disagree on something.”
Ryan C., 20. Gilbertsville, PA. Penn State
“I like that perfection doesn’t exist. I’d like a down to earth girl who likes to be independent, but also mysterious at the same time. Anyone who likes me, for me, is perfect in my book.”
Ryan H., 20, Bay Ridge, BK. Penn State
“My perfect girl is someone who is athletic, but likes playing video games. She would be caring and be willing to spend time with me when I’m sick. I would want her to be intelligent and able to have a decent, head-ache-less conversation with me. Last but not least, she would be funny because laughing makes everything so much better.”
Sean R. 22., Liverpool, UK. Liverpool John Moores University
“My perfect girl is someone who is open- minded and willing to try things other than just what she is interested in. There’s nothing worse than someone who wants to stay pigeonholed in their comfort zone all the time. She would be willing to give something a try that may not immediately appeal to her, because, who knows, she could potentially find a new interest that could bring us closer together.”
Xavier G., 17, Lancaster, PA. Penn State
“My ideal partner would be dorky, yet classy. They would be unconventionally beautiful and also intelligent. I’d want someone who would choose to look at the stars, amongst any other choice for activities.”
In my opinion, all of these guys seem extremely intelligent and decisive! But most importantly, notice that not EVERY guy mentioned looks. With that being said, it’s not ALL about appearance, ladies!
If you liked this article and are looking for more group interviews from guys our age, read CL intern, Blakely Grimm’s articles, Out Of the Mouths Of Men: Relationships and Out Of The Mouths Of Men: Appearances.
Tatiana Flowers is entering her junior year at Penn State with a Broadcast Journalism major and an English minor. She identifies as a funny, driven, and outgoing classy-co-ed whose favorite thing to do is WRITE! This summer, she is excited to spend lots of time writing specifically about Relationships, High School, and Music.