This is a very visually-stimulating world we live in. While there is an ideal standard for a perfect woman, there is also an ideal standard for a perfect man. Women have developed a reputation for being overly picky and uncommitted when it comes to the men they chose to tango with. The dating struggle truly is real. So here are a few tips on what women mostly look for in a man, and you (if you’re a man) can adjust accordingly.

1     Good grooming. Dress well and look good no matter where you are. You never know when you’d bump into the woman of your dreams. It’s a simple tip, but something almost all guys never focus on. Groom yourself well with quality man products and complex perfumes that smell great on you.

2     Be assertive in your behaviour. Women love a man who’s not fickle minded. Have an ego and believe in yourself and your decisions. As hard as this may seem, be the man who can put someone else in place when they overstep the line or misbehave with you.

3     Charming personality. A charming personality is everything, yet it’s not something most men have. In fact, finding a man who knows to charm a girl is a hard task for any woman. Improve your body language around women and learn your manners around them. [Read: Tips to charm any girl]

4     A good physique. Go build those biceps and those deltoids in your shoulders. When you work out, you look healthier and radiant and clothes look oh-so-sexy on you. If you want to attract a girl at first sight, you have to remember that appearances do matter. A lot.

5     Have a good sense of humour. It takes less than a minute for a girl to know if a guy has a good sense of humour while having a conversation with him. And that’s all you need to impress a girl.

All girls know that a guy with a great sense of humour can be a lot of fun over dates or phone calls. Have a light hearted and fun approach towards life and try to look at the bright side all the time. You’ll draw women to you like moths to a flame.

6     A man who’s not a pushover. A guy who’s a pushover is one of the worst kinds of men in the hierarchy of dating. A pushover is a guy who prefers to accept defeat just to avoid conflict with someone who’s dominating him. Don’t ever be taken for granted by anyone, be it your own friends or a colleague. Have a spine and principles in life. If you feel you’re being wronged, learn to voice your opinion instead of being implosive.

7     A good job and a nice salary. Well, now we’re getting shallow. But it’s better to face the truth than pretend like money doesn’t matter. Of course it does! You like a sexy woman over an unattractive women. Women like a rich guy over a church mouse. Be rich and drive a great car and you have a huge advantage already. Just a word though, it’s just an advantage, but it’s not enough.

8     A man who’s respected by others. Women like to be respected by the man they like, but they also like being with a guy who’s respected by others. If someone doesn’t respect you, is it your own fault? If it is, try to get better. If it isn’t your own fault, walk away from them. Or stand up and claim the respect you deserve from them.

It all comes down to this, if you genuinely respect yourself and have an ego, would you ever allow someone to throw you around for no fault of yours? Stand up and be a man.

9     A confident man. Confidence is a great trait to have for any man. It’s an inner strength that’s seen and envied by anyone you meet. A confident man is more attractive to women because he believes in himself and his abilities, and he doesn’t tuck tail and run when he knows he’s right.

10     A man who looks good. Good looks always make things easier when it comes to attracting the opposite sex. But when it comes to a man, thankfully for average looking men, there’s more than just a face carved by the gods that matters. Look your best, dress well and maintain a good posture. A straight back with an air of confidence can definitely impress the girl you like. Have a happy, cheerful face and a genuinely A happy smile and you’ll do wonders.