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Menswear issue 01/16/2012

Attracting members of the opposite sex is one thing, keeping them interested is another. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, some of our favorite females reveal what they find most romantic in a man.


This story first appeared in the January 16, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

“Pay attention to me. Just put down the iPhone and pay attention to me. That’s the most romantic, decadent thing ever, especially in a time when we’re all so busy.” — JESSICA ALBA


NEXT: Kristen Bell >>

“A sense of humor. If you can laugh at yourself, nothing is more charming or attractive. That is the most endearing quality for me—I married a comedian.”   — KRISTEN BELL

NEXT: Juno Temple >>

“When a man asks you to take a bath with him.” — JUNO TEMPLE


NEXT: Emmy Rossum >>

“When a man knows how to build a fire.” — EMMY ROSSUM

NEXT: Julianne Moore >>

“Oh gosh. I think concern. My husband is very attentive, but sometimes he really surprises me by saying, ‘I did this for you,’ ‘I did that for you,’ ‘How are you feeling about this?’ And I’m so touched by his concern.”  — JULIANNE MOORE

NEXT: Kelly Ripa >>

“The way he looks at me. If he looks at me like he’s interested, I find that romantic from that man there [pointing at husband Mark Consuelos]. Only from that man there.” — KELLY RIPA


NEXT: Lily Collins >>

“When a guy tells you that you are more beautiful without makeup.” — LILY COLLINS


NEXT: Petra Flannery >>

“Just pour me a drink. I’m the consummate tomboy, and I’m not into that girly stuff. I don’t need a teddy bear or chocolates.” — PETRA FLANNERY

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