10 Ways Men's Turn-Ons Change As They Age

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More than 60 percent of men say the female qualities that turn them on change with age.

It's a well-known stigma that married folks, or couples in long-term relationships, often become complacent in romantic love with their partners. Well, let's finally put a stop that idea, shall we?

YourTango, along with Glo.com and Chemistry.com, conducted a massive survey of more than 20,000 men and women on one simple, yet essential, topic: the power of attraction. We found that even if a couple's heat index waxes and wanes over time, 90 percent believe it can be rekindled long-term. And as for that age-old stigma about complacency in our comfortable relationships? Guys cited "lack of romantic love" as the turn-off that becomes increasingly repellent as they age. So, it's more important than we all thought. Are You Missing This Essential Attraction Secret?

The desire for romantic love isn't the only thing that shifts for men as they become older and wiser. According to survey results, here are the top 10 turn-offs that become increasingly repulsive to men as they age:

1. Lack of romantic love
2. Immaturity/Childishness
3. Lack of intelligence
4. Boredom/Lack of adventure
5. Narcissism/Lack of empathy
6. Lack of drive/Ambition
7. Poor personal hygiene
8. Lack of sexual skills
9. Extreme views on religion
10. Racist or prejudice ideologies

What about the other end of the spectrum? We also asked guys which turn-ons have increased in importance as they've aged. Here are the top 10 turn-ons that become more important for men as they grow older:

1. Kindness
2. Communication skills
3. Listening skills
4. Sense of humor
5. Intelligence
6. Sexual prowess
7. Fitness
8. Ambition
9. Smile
10. General body type

So... men most value kindness, being able to communicate well and having a good laugh as they age—these traits increased in importance for nearly half of men. And notice: We don't see sexual skills or looks make an appearance in turn-ons until much further down the list. Pretty good news for both men and women, right? Attraction At First Eye Contact?

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