There is no clear cut definition of what drives female attraction yet. That's the truth. Female attraction does not operate like male attraction. Male attraction is pretty straightforward: visually based, focused on physical features and more or less universal. What attracts women and arouses them can be maddeningly unpredictable! The first difficulty in understanding female sexual attraction is that women can become attracted and aroused both physically and/or psychologically. 1) There's one universal quality in men that they all find desirable: perceived social status. Women want men who are more successful, powerful and popular than they are. This is clear. But how women perceive power and status? I believe the perception of power and status is quite relative and culturally constructive. I believe that women don't distinguish social status or being an "alpha male" through material possessions- otherwise every guy flashing his expensive watch at the bar would be getting laid - but rather women judge it by BEHAVIOUR, as behaviour is all they had to go on in the caveman days, and therefore, throughout the majority of human evolution. Studies show that women are equally attracted to men that they believe have the potential to be extremely successful as they are to men who are already successful. As a man, you don't have to actually be rich and famous, you just have to show a lot of potential for being rich and famous to be considered extremely attractive. Social status (and therefore attractiveness) is determined by how you behave around other people, how other people behave around you, and how you treat yourself. 2) The other common denominator of female attraction has more to do with sexual arousal rather than general attraction. It's the desire to be desired. It had long been thought that female arousal was tied to ideas and display of security, investment and commitment, particularly from high status men. Unfortunately for psychologists, women don't light candles and lay in their bathtubs masturbating to a mortgage and white picket fence. They fantasize about far different things. The new conclusion is that female arousal is somewhat narcissistic in nature. Women are turned on by being wanted, by being desired. A passionate and uncontrollable desire. They want to be desired to the point that a man completely loses awareness and self-control.