A surprising number of men find women with a sense of humor attractive. A man can experience feelings of jealousy when he sees a woman he is interested in laughing at another man's jokes. One of the first things that draws a man's attention to a woman is a clear, happy laugh ringing out across a room. A woman who laughs at a man's jokes, even when they are not that funny, immediately rises higher on the attractiveness scale. The humor has to be natural and genuine to attract a man because men can sense when it is put on.
A woman who conducts herself with integrity based on real values and morals can hold genuine attraction for a man. Men seldom like to gossip behind people's backs or keep vacillating in their decision making, so they find women who can make up their minds attractive. When a woman develops a sense of honor and integrity, security in life generally follows. Women with integrity are more stable in their thinking and life as whole, form better friendships and make a contribution to society. A woman who is open and honest in her dealings can provide the stability a man needs, and therein is the attraction.
For a woman, nurturing is a primal instinct that is an inherent trait. When a man sees a woman cuddling a puppy or kitten, it brings out her attractiveness. A woman nurturing a man when he is ill causes the man to feel deeper feelings of attraction for the woman. Men for the most part look for the "mother" element in the woman they want to be with. A woman who can show compassion and care for people and animals comes across as highly attractive to men.
Men admire and respect intelligence in a woman, and the majority of the male population would rather have an intelligent woman by their side. Intelligence that men find attractive is not book knowledge; rather it is the responsiveness, wit, sharpness and general feeling of being alive that women portray that holds the attraction. A man needs to be able to express himself knowing he will be understood. Men find women who are attuned to them and responsive to the moment attractive.