Man Up

How Men Try to Attract Women

(It’s usually the wrong way.)

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Nichole Perkins knows what straight women look for in a man. She certainly knows what she does. She’s a romance novel enthusiast and former co-host of Thirst Aid Kit, a podcast that focused on sexual desire and celebrity hotness. In this episode, Man Up host Aymann Ismail talks to Nichole about what male desirability means in 2019 and what he’s learned about his own attractiveness since getting married. Then Aymann asks his wife Mira what drew her to him in the first place—and what, uh, didn’t draw her to him—and she bluntly explains what Aymann maybe could’ve done differently.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews and Danielle Hewitt.