8. Remaining calm in stressful situations
Grace under pressure is a good quality to have in general due to the vicissitudes of life, but it is especially attractive to dates. People like a laid-back demeanor in and of itself, as it promotes a “go with the flow” attitude, but when an individual can keep calm when things go out of control, it becomes even more endearing. This may be due to cortisol levels, research has found; studies show that women rated men with lower levels of cortisol (“chill” guys) as more attractive than men with higher levels of the stress hormone.
Calm individuals usually offer good advice as well and take things in stride. This is part of what makes introverts so attractive to some. In general, people don’t want to date someone who is uptight and can’t relax, and if a person sweats the small stuff, how much worse would they be when things really fall apart?