When I first heard of this survey investigating what men remember about women, I thought: “Great. Another sexist study positioning women as sexual objects.”
But actually, the results were surprisingly pleasing. The study showed men remember these two things most about you:
- How you smell
- The feel of your skin
Apparently, 6 out of 10 blokes found their significant other desirable because of their soft touch or irresistible scent. Naww.
Unfortunately, they also remember these characteristics more than your actual name – at least at first.
Humans are tactile beings, after all.
And these characteristics are still a lot better than say, “the shape of your ass” or “your cleavage”.
Plus, most women probably want to smell sweet and feel smooth for themselves, first and foremost!
While I wouldn’t recommend dousing yourself head to toe in perfume and bathing in moisturiser, it seems like a smoothing body lotion and a spritz of scent could make all the difference on, say, a first date, where first impressions count.
As well as reinforcing the importance of smell and touch, the survey also makes a compelling case against online dating.
After all, more than half the men said that non-verbal cues were what made a woman unforgettable.
Which means they have to sniff and touch you (which is kind of difficult over the interwebs).
Who knew bh’s Astrid’s perfect perfumes for date night article would come so in handy? Just FYI: they include Avon Little Black Dress, So…? Fragrances Kiss Me and Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Eau de Toilette.
For bewitchingly soft skin, I personally love slathering on organic, cold-pressed coconut oil in the shower. All you need to do is pat your skin dry!
On a side note, it’s also worth noting that while Caress’ findings make a case to purchase their new collection of body washes, the survey was conducted by Kelton Global using True Sample (a tool that engages with real people, not internet bots), and reached over 1,000 Americans.
So basically, it’s pretty accurate.
I’d be very interested to see what the result would be if the study was done in reverse. Would women notice the same things about men?
Were you surprised by the survey’s findings? Does your boyfriend/husband significant other ever comment on your scent or soft skin?