What do you first notice when meeting someone new? The answer is different for everyone. While some may be great body language readers, others may find more importance in the conversation they have when first meeting someone. But when it comes down to it, what stands out most to someone is completely dependent on the person, and this is also true for what attracts people to each other. So if you're wondering what things guys notice when you first meet, the answer varies.
"While physical attraction is important ... there are other important characteristics and when first meeting," relationships expert and psychotherapist Dr. Gary Brown tells Bustle. "A few that are pretty much universal are: general happiness and kindness to others, confidence without being arrogant, passionate ... and a sense of humor." That being said, people look for a variety of characteristics when meeting others, and it's often the whole package — imperfections and all — that make us seem most authentic, and therefore, easiest to connect with.
Although you should never change who you are based on other people's perceptions, here are what a few men had to say about what they first noticed in women's personalities upon meeting them, and some of their responses were quite unexpected, to say the least.