What makes someone sexy? We asked a few locals what they look for in a potential partner.

This Story is Part of MilMag‘s February Love & Sex Feature

“Nothing flips my switches quite like someone who is interested and engaged in the world. I love to learn and explore; meeting someone who is curious and excited about the world always lights me up. A brilliant mind never fails to thrill me – and, if I am being honest, enjoying a spine-tingling tale definitely doesn’t hurt!”

Anna Lardinois, founder of Gothic Milwaukee

“Intelligence is always sexy. Bonus points for Clark Kent glasses.”

Amy Reichert, novelist

“Hands down, the most attractive quality in a person is authenticity. I spent a lot of my 20s trying to make relationships fit, but so far my 30s have been all about honoring where people are at. … It’s the balance of owning oneself with confidence, while still being open-minded enough for growth. There is strength in that vulnerability.”

Steven Binko, vlogger and musician

“You know what’s really, powerfully sexy? A healthy glow. Smiling eyes. A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. Openness. Confidence without arrogance. Humility. Appetite. Presence. A man who isn’t afraid to show he’s vulnerable. A quick wit. Hips to grab on to. A woman who realizes how beautiful she is.”

Althea Meinhardt, owner of Althea’s Fine Lingerie


 

 


This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s February issue

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