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  • Rachel Rossano

Making Women Swoon

I am a woman. As a writer, this should give me greater insight into what the female population wants, longs for, and gravitates toward. However, one thing I have learned in my life is this: we women are complicated creatures. Keeping this in mind, I would like to humbly submit what I have observed are the main things that make women swoon, though I might not be completely on target because of the observation above.

Women are attracted to security. A man who is financially secure or has demonstrated that he is capable of protecting and providing for a mate or a family is a very attractive man no matter the physical appearance.

Women like excitement. Despite the desire for security, we like a little bit of a challenge too. Not overwhelming odds, necessarily. But something to work toward and strive for with our hero.

Women are not weak by nature. Yes, we aren’t as physically strong as most men, but that doesn’t make us helpless or soft in character. We can be tenacious without being nasty, hardworking without being masculine, and strong-willed without being unreasonable.

Women appreciate being valued for more than our appearance. Sure, we like being told how appealing we are. Who doesn’t? But the surface isn’t who we are. The outward beauty will fade, and we are well aware of that. We want to be valued for the inner beauty that has a lasting value and true worth.