Last Updated
December 9, 2021

23 Things Men Find Unattractive in A Woman

Let's find out why men find these things unattractive in us.
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While many women may be doing everything in their power to attract men, some of those behaviors and actions can actually have a negative effect.

In fact, most women aren't even aware that they're acting in a way that can drive men away when all they are trying to do is to attract them.

In order to attract men and take control of this situation, there are some things women should avoid doing.

So what are the things men find unattractive in a woman?

Keep on reading to find out!


The Things That Men Find Unattractive in A Woman

1. Nagging

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One of the quickest and easiest ways to make yourself unattractive to a man is to annoy him constantly. After all, who wouldn’t be annoyed when you complain to them on a daily basis?

In order to set yourself apart from all the other women, you should keep the nagging to the minimum.

2. Dramatic Nails

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Dramatic nails are also one of those things that make you unattractive to men. While the trend of dramatic nails is very popular in the media, men aren't big fans of this new trend, to put it mildly.

Having such nails seems high maintenance and can be a turn-off for many men, so settle for the basic neutral color that looks girly and doesn’t go overboard.


3. Dry Skin

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Men consider women delicate and soft. However, the moment a man touches a scaly skin of a woman, that image is shattered to bits.

It doesn't require a great amount of effort or money to use a lotion regularly that will keep your skin hydrated and smooth.

So don't forget to use it.

4. Excessive Makeup

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This is one of the unattractive things women do that chase men away. Most men despise a "cake face", a type of look that they find highly excessive.

It’s recommended to keep the makeup looking as simple and natural as possible.

Remember, you shouldn’t be using makeup to mask your face. You should be using it to highlight your natural beauty.

5. Immodesty

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A woman who reveals a large amount of skin can be seen as an attention seeker.

The way a woman dresses should show class and respect, which will let the men in her life want to get to know her as an individual rather than the person hiding under the clothes.


6. Bad Posture

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This is one of those things that make you unattractive as a lady. That's why working on your posture is a necessary thing to do if you want to attract a man.

Try not to lean forward or slump when you walk and walk confidently and elegantly. This can attract the attention of a lot of men.

7. Excessive Perfume

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Excesses are never a good idea. Keep in mind, the more expensive your perfume is, the less of it you should use. The same principle applies to the cheaper perfume as well.

The best thing you can do is to put the drop only in specific points like your neck, wrists, and behind your ears. A little bit of a nice perfume is sufficient enough.

8. Profanity

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Avoid using vulgar language. Harsh and crass language is something men truly dislike. The gentleman wants to be with the lady, and the ladies don’t curse.


9. Extreme Hairstyles

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Women with hair full of the volumizing product and bobby pins can indeed attract attention but not in the way you want. In other words, it will only be a negative kind of attention.

The majority of men prefer silky, soft, and long hair instead of a hard gel and sticky hairspray.

10. Poor Hygiene

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Women who completely disregard their personal hygiene seem highly unattractive to men. You should clean out your ears, take showers, and put on deodorant.

Don’t forget to shave as well. You don’t have to shave 24/7, but shaving when needed and putting in the effort certainly shows.

11. Chapped Lips

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This is another turn-off for men. So invest in lip balm or lip moisturizer and you won’t regret it.

Read also: 7 Tips to Overcome Chapped Lips


12. Tanning

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Unless it is a natural glow, most men won’t find tanned skin attractive. When he sees the woman whose skin color doesn’t look natural, he'll steer away from her.

13. Being A Gossip

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This is one of the most negative traits that can make you extremely unattractive to men. Sharing all the latest scandals, stories, and rumors involving the lives of your family, friends, and coworkers may seem fun to a woman but men rarely find it amusing.

It may surprise you to find out that this behavior is actually a major turn-off for men. While you may have good intentions for doing this, like trying to get close to him and open the communication lines with him, being a gossip can make you come across as someone who has low self-esteem.

In fact, a lot of people with low confidence or poor self-image tend to rely on gossip as a way to gain confidence and make themselves feel better about themselves and their own lives.

That’s why these women choose to talk about all the latest scandalous behaviors and failures of others as a way to give their self-esteem a boost.

However, when you want to attract a man, you should remember that men are drawn to the ladies who are confident, value themselves, and do not put others down just to lift themselves up.

So if you don’t want to seem unattractive to him, avoid gossiping about other people.

14. Phony

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You may not realize this, but men are able to tell when you’re stretching the truth. Remember, being direct and honest is the best option in this situation.


15. Unintelligence

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Men like it when they feel challenged, so you should avoid playing dumb. If you want to make him like you, try having educated, smart and pleasant conversations with him.

16. Bad Manners

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Having good manners is a must, especially when you want a man to see that you are able to carry yourself with dignity.

All you need is to remember a couple of simple yet graceful ways of presenting yourself as the woman, which will make the man feel like he's dating royalty.

17. Acne

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This can seem a bit inevitable, particularly when it is that certain time of the month. However, a moisturizer, a cleanser, and an exfoliator are all you need to keep your skin feeling refreshed and clean.


18. Vanity

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Women who like to stop and look at themselves in every mirror they walk by are very unattractive to men. A man doesn’t want a woman who is vain and obsessed with her looks.

Instead, he prefers a woman who knows how to have a good time.

19. Thick Brows

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Don’t forget to keep all facial hair trimmed, including the eyebrows. Remember, the best way to look naturally beautiful is to keep everything in place.

20. Damaged Strands

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A luscious and soft hair can easily catch a man's eye. So when you are trying to impress or attract a man, don’t forget to take care of your hair as well.


21. Bad Breath And Yellow Teeth

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Bad breath and yellow teeth aren’t attractive to anyone, but they are especially unattractive to men. If you have this problem, the source of it is most likely poor hygiene.

Or maybe you should consider cutting back on black tea, coffee, or red wine.

If you smoke, quitting it can be a good idea as well. Whatever the issue is, make sure to address the source of it.

Also, use dental floss and whitening toothpaste to brighten your smile. Sugar-free breath sprays and lozenges can help as well.

22. Dark Lips

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Lipstick can be a great tool for making your lips more defined and attractive. But beware, if you misuse it, it can actually have the opposite effect.

When you go out for dinner, choose a lipstick that is close to your natural lip color.

Avoid wearing dark lipstick colors as they tend to smudge onto the teeth while you’re eating or talking.

Also, keep in mind that a combination of dark lip liner and lighter lipstick can leave an aged appearance so avoid using this combination.

23. Having No Life

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Even if you are in a mutually supportive and happy relationship, sometimes you may need a bit of alone time, which can be especially true for introverted types.

As the general rule, men need some space to breathe every now and then. Wanting time apart isn’t necessarily the reflection of how the man feels about you.

While a man loves feeling wanted, having an excessively needy partner can be exhausting for him.

The man will most likely find it very unattractive when a woman demands that he needs to be by her side 24/7 and cannot find any way to occupy herself when he's not around.

Remember, being able to rely on one another should be one of your relationship goals, but not to the point of becoming too needy.



As you can see, there are a lot of things that men find unattractive in women. If you want to attract a man and catch his attention, you should keep these things in mind and present yourself the best way you can.

Once you do so, attracting the man won’t be difficult anymore.




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