What Do Men Notice About Women First?

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Aug. 22, 2013

What do you think men notice about women first? No matter what you say, you're wrong because you probably said "breasts." According to one study, breasts is the THIRD thing men notice.

70 percent of 1,000 men asked stated the eyes were the first thing they noticed. Next, the smile. Then breasts.

There are a few things wrong here. First, it's wrong. We all know it. Men like looking at breasts. It's not our fault. We were born this way. It's in our genes. A recent study revealed that 90 percent of men would change this about themselves if they could.*

Yes... eyes...

Second, the study claims eyes are the first thing men notice. That's convenient considering the study was commissioned by Murine eye drops. You know what you don't put eye drops on? Boobs.

Third, it sorta makes sense you'd scan over eyes and mouth before you get to boobs. Don't you want the woman you're staring at to have eyes and a mouth? Like, if you looked and saw no eyes, let alone a head, would you still be interested in the boobs? As fellow Break editor Ian Fortey said, "I always want to make sure a woman has a head before I look at her boobs, otherwise it's disrespectful to the family of the decapitated."

I searched Google for "woman with no head" and found this. I have no clue what it is. However, I noticed her boobs first.

Lastly, this study doesn't take into account the amount of time taken on each body part. If you notice eyes first for two seconds, is that more important than noticing boobs third but for 10 minutes?

The study also reveals how women look at men. Conveniently, eyes are first again. Then smile, height, and hair. No where does it mention "crotch bulge" which is BS since the socks I use provide a mighty fine crotch bulge that women love to sorta look at then make a face like they are grossed out (but I know what's up, flirty lady).

- Mark (follow on Twitter)

*this study doesn't exist


Aaron-Baker-277 User

Shape outline + hair. I don't see one thing, I see a whole picture of either profile or back or front. Like companies that look at resumes you got 3 seconds to get my attention and passed the filters. Depending on if I am seeing a profile or back or front side of you it is only a little different in that I am going to wait to see the other sides if you get passed the filters.

First half second -  basic shape, outline (that means waist to hip and chest ratio) and hair and walk. Does she look and walk feminine. Is her shape turning my head towards her to further inspect. 

At profile - medium to big boobs and flat stomach get the attention (even though I'm not into big boobs it just must be hard wired into my head) and butt isn't flat or huge and hair is long and straight or in some cases curly can really excite interest. No short hair or you better be a 9 or 10 and I will hold out hope I can convince you to let it grow out again and I will imagine you with that long hair. Legs, are they shaped feminine.

At head on view - I can't see her butt  or make out profile leg shape so cannot commit. Will look at face (includes eyes duh), boobs, waist size, walk, voice.

At back view - I am looking for perky butt that is not too wide, not to flat or sagging and doesn't start folding too high up or is just huge and out of proportion to the rest of your body making me wonder how you possibly found any place that sold pants like that. Also good waist to hip and chest ratio and a good look at your hair and how you are walking. If you are walking bold legged that is a turn off. If you are walking in some weird way like you are creeping up on someone or you throw your feet & legs outwards to the side like you got f'd by a horse or you walk like you are pregnant all the time or you walk like a man that is a turn off.

At passed first filter - will seek to see other sides of you and must pass other side filters and hear your voice to see if you sound pleasingly feminine. If you pass all filters and sound nice will decide if I can approach or figure out if you are arrogant towards men. If you passed all the filters then that means you are a 7 or above and so now I have to deal with your ego and sense of self importance and your filtering of men.

fibreop User

Thanks for the laugh!  Pretty good +1 for Break.  Though I would have worded this differently in some areas. 

Buckwheet User

Boobs, then Face, then Camel-toe, then Ass.

The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

This was actually written quite poorly!

llga01 User


captainobvious21 User

Obviously those 70% of men were lying that they noticed eyes first. Most men (myself included) say that they notice eyes first when asked...

RobJVM User

A recent study revealed that 90 percent of men are clearly gay.

Doofusroy User

You're not thinking!  Of course you notice eyes first (on live people not pics).  You have to see if they're gonna notice you staring at their boobs.  

Cool-Jon-1 User

You Need to get Out more Mark.

darkhelmet33527 User

I usually notice the sandwich on the plate. 

(Cmon, you knew someone would say it....)

prostock101 User

Boobs.  It's always boobs.  Whoever doesn't know that is a boob.  If I look at her eyes it's because she has no boobs.

So yes, the answer is boobs........

Aggies77 User

what was that article about, all i saw were boobs