Red Lipstick or Stilettos? Men Tell Us What's Hot and What's Not

We asked a bunch of regular Joes and a couple relationship experts for their honest take on sexual stereotypes and come-hither cliches. Find out what's overrated and what'll work like a charm (14 Photos)

Michele Laufik on Jul 18, 2012 at 4:26PM

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Red Lipstick or Stilettos? Men Tell Us What's Hot and What's Not

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Not: Stilettos

Your skyscraper stilettos may make your legs look a mile long and give your tush a little extra oomph, but if they’re like a vice clamp for your tootsies, keep them in the closet. Your guy doesn't want to hear you complaining about your barking dogs all night. It's the opposite of sexy and a universal turn-off among the men we consulted. Plus, your date may be sensitive about his height (and yours). "The sexiness of stilettos cannot overcome the un-sexiness of the woman now towering over me," explains Sam Greenspan, creator of and author of 11 Points Guide to Hooking Up. Unless you know he's into women taller than him, play it safe for now -- ditch the killer heels and stock up on cute flats.

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