Top Five: Adorable Imperfections to Appreciate

By Ashley Parsons, Associate Editor

Everybody’s got different faves for traits in a significant other — taller, shorter, older, younger — you get the picture. Just like all trends, though, characteristics that weren’t so popular back in the day are totally in now.

However, the way we judge our own imperfections is usually much harsher than anyone else would. It’s time to stop resenting the features that make each of us unique. You never know who finds those so-called flaws of yours totally attractive! Here’s a list of the imperfections we think are perfectly adorable.

credit: Kristina Cain (Flickr)

credit: Kristina Cain (Flickr)

Red-hot Redheads.
It’s official: ginger fever has become an epidemic. These fiery folks only make up four percent of the world’s population, and that rarity makes them a total catch. On top of that, they’re known for being scorching hot in the sack! A study from the University of Hamburg found that the sex lives of redheaded women were clearly more active than those with other hair colors. Red hair is also a sign of youthful energy and vitality. Like a bright red sports car, ginger locks are super attention grabbing, and they also never go grey (the more you know). The red first turns golden blonde before settling into white. Next time you see a real five-alarm fire walking down the street, make sure you catch ‘em before you miss the heat wave.

credit: Iasmin e Tha (Flickr)

credit: Iasmin e Tha (Flickr)

Love That Gap!
Clean, white teeth are always going to be attractive, but an argument can be made about which alignments are appealing. The emphasis on braces-straight teeth has quite obviously faded. Many celebs, like True Blood’s Anna Paquin and pop queen Madonna, actually refuse to correct their gaps because they make them who they are. In a sea of pretty faces, your gap is like a fingerprint: don’t hide a smile that nobody else has. And let’s not forget to show love for a good snaggletooth! The bottom line is that no matter how unconventional your line-up might be, those pearly whites are fabulous and should be shown off.

credit: Luis Eduardo Catenacci

credit: Luis Eduardo Catenacci

Geeks Can Get It.
Hang on to your thick-framed glasses, folks! Nerds have finally gotten their revenge and have been stealing hearts everywhere. According to Match.com, a girl in glasses is men’s most common fantasy. Ladies, let’s be honest: what’s hotter than a man with a huge … IQ? Nowadays, brains are worth just as much as (if not more than) brawn. Gamers — this goes for you too. There’s nothing wrong with mixing romance with Resident Evil. Have fun gettin’ your geek on!

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credit: Eric Paul Owens (Flickr)

Big and Curly.
Luscious locks are hard to maintain, and a ton of volume probably doesn’t help. For a while, sleek, straight, hair was high fashion in Hollywood, but big hair has begun to steal the spotlight. Each and every curl is different and they all come together to make up that gorgeous mane of yours! A survey found that 43 perfect of men prefer thick, wavy hair, and that Jennifer Aniston’s straight hair came in second. A wild, curly ‘do on a woman can also give off a fun, spontaneous vibe. Be sure to pair that hair with a rock star attitude and you’ll be sure to own any room you walk into.

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credit: Wme133 (Flickr)

Thick and Curvy.
While there is nothing wrong with being pin-thin, it’s no longer the only figure that gets attention. Typically, women are more likely to obsess over body shape, but they should be happy to know that Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic female sex symbols, was a size 14. Men are also allowed to be self-conscious. However, women typically want to be with a guy who makes them feel safe, which a bigger dude can definitely do. Regardless, there’s no reason for a waistline to be a deal breaker. Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to other people. Enjoy the body you’ve got and, soon enough, someone else will, too.

What other imperfections do you find irresistible? Leave us a comment below!