Men Confess: What Makes Them Fall in Love

What makes men fall head over heels? We asked all the men we know, and here's what they had to say about the L-word...

"I fall in love with someone who can make me laugh, who makes me smile the moment I hear her voice or see her face, who can make me forget everything else going on around me. Her presence alone is enough to make me feel like the most important person in the world. (She should feel the same way about herself in my presence. It's a two-way street.)" --Seth, 25, NY

"I think members of both sexes are often attracted to people who are not attracted to them. Someone who doesn't want you is irresistible. Often, when I know a girl is into me, that's a big turnoff." --Tom, 26, NY

"I am a sucker for love. It won't take much for me to fall for her -- besides her undying love for me." --Yash, 25, DC

"It's rather simple, I guess, and in this order: the looks, the sex and the clincher would be her ability to cook. All are necessary to equate to love." --Big John, 32, NJ

"I can't fall in love with a woman if she doesn't have a sense of adventure. I'm not talking about sky diving or anything like that, but she should be willing to see a film that she wouldn't normally see, attend concerts that contradict her usual taste, etc. New York City is just too amazing and has so much to offer, it drives me crazy when people (not just women) are content to just move in their small circles." --Jonathan, 29, NY

"Let's look at love like a body of water. To reach the deep end, you must first travel through the shallow end. With that in mind, I feel that initially there has to be physical attraction. It's also important to 'like' the woman before you can love her. I think when it all comes down to it, what makes me fall in love with a woman is being able to talk with her. Every guy I know who's in love has a story that sounds something like this: 'I think this could be it. The other night, we just talked for like eight hours with no uncomfortable silence!'" --Bill, 24, NJ

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