As much as physical beauty can be objectively quantified – as in, how much a person’s proportions conform to a mathematically-crunched aesthetic ideal – it is not synonymous with “hot.” “Hot,” to me, is a confusing, vague term that, at least when used by men, seems to indicate anything from “not fat” to “younger than 23” to “conforms to the ideal woman in my head” to “old but I’d still hit it” to “facially beautiful” to “not wearing very much clothing.” Because of the breadth of meanings of the term, I am never quite sure what men mean when they say something like, “I went to the Squiggly Piggly with my bros on Saturday night, and there were all these hot girls there!” Does it mean that the majority of women had beautiful faces? Does it mean they were only attractive from the neck down? Does it mean they were non-blubbery and wearing very little? Does it mean they were all young? Does it mean they had good hair? (When I was in high school, all of the “hot girls” spent a lot of time styling their hair. Their facial beauty seemed kind of optional.) It’s confusing, because when I think of “hot girls,” I think of women who are clearly in the 9-10 range, who have beautiful faces, stunning hair, and bodies that most women would kill to have. But it seems like in the real world, men are much more lax with their definition.
As for women and their definition of “hot”:
Usually a “hot” man falls into one of two categories:
- He has a precision-toned body.
- He is confident and dominant.
Occasionally a man will be confident and dominant and have a great body. Those guys are too good to be true. If he’s confident and dominant and has a great body AND has a great face, then he’s just scary to all but the most brazen of women.