I recently read an article that described the ten traits that make a guy sexy. I agreed with most of them, but maybe not in the order that the author had them listed. It came as no surprise that having a good sense of humor scored high on the list. Pleasing looks were also a given. The others were predictable and not entirely unexpected. Still, I bet we would all agree that it is the entire package that draws us to a man. There is no one characteristic that clinches it and it's also the way he makes us feel.
Since coming to the realization that I am mainly visual, I have been trying to cast my characters as I write my story. For want of a better method, I use public figures--primarily those in the movies. My latest line up of characters runs along the following lines: Good looking Latin guy: Enrique Inglesias; dashing super hero type with a touch of sophistication: Hugh Jackman; all American heart throb: Josh Holloway; older good looking sophisticate: Pierce Brosnan; young sensitive cutie: Orlando Bloom and funny man: John Cusiack.
These are my personal favorites and you might not agree, after all, it is subjective. I've told you mine. Now, who would you cast in your novel?