Kate Hudson: How To Impress Me

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Smart, funny and beautiful, Kate Hudson is the quintessential good time American girl; woman want to be her, men want to be with her.

Cameron Crowe put her on our radar when he cast her as rock groupie Penny Lane in 2000’s Almost Famous. Following this, Hudson secured her status as queen of the 00’s rom-com in string of box office hits: How To Loose A Guy in 10 Days, You Me And Dupree and Fools Gold. She even discovered her darker side in Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me (2010) and this month stars in Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here; a quirky comedy about a 35-year old family man forced to re-evaluate every aspect of his life.

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To mark the release Hudson agreed to give Esquire an education in dating etiquette and provide an insight into what woman really want from us. Don't worry, you can thank us later.

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The best quality in a man is honesty. You want someone who says what they mean and mean what they say. Even if they tell you they never want to see you again, hey, at least you know.


A race track, driving cars, fast cars. That’s a good date.

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Arrogance and cockiness are the worst qualities in a guy.


I like my men to look quirky, laid back even. You know that they care and they have an aesthetic but it’s not overly thought out.


The metro vibe is not my vibe


I’m not a big fan of speedos. My brother wore a speedo once at his wedding, that was maybe the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Basically he ended up offending other guests at the hotel and had to leave the pool area. As his sister I have to say it was pretty offensive.


Certain guys can wear hats. Like Bob Dylan for example. But when a guy tries to wear a hat to be cool and can’t carry it off, it shows that they’re too aware of themselves.


I like long hair on guys. I also like short hair. However, I’m not a fan of preppy hair cuts.


Right now Matt (Bellamy's) hair is getting long; he’s not growing it he just hasn’t cut it and he’s had to put it up a few times, in like a knot. That’s pretty sexy.


How do I feel about men approaching woman in the street or a bar? Absolutely. I think everyone needs to be open. If someone has the guts to take a shot I think all the more power to them, and I find that way more attractive than the guy who has no guts.


I definitely like to date someone who’s active. It’s a big part of my life. As you get older it think I think you need more motivation and so I think it’s important to be with someone who is interested in being energetic and healthy.


If a guy sent me a selfie of his six pack that would be a turn off.


For me Greece is the perfect holiday destination. We go there every summer. 


Bad breathe, bad teeth, stinky feet. A little dirty is ok, but a non-washer is gross. That’s a deal breaker for me.


Women don’t want to be in the cold, we want to know. C'mon, we’re not mind readers.


Wish I Was Here is released nationwide today