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Forget 'Hot Guys Reading' -- Here's What Really Makes a Man Hot! (PHOTOS)

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Have you seen the Instagram account Hot Dudes Reading that just popped up last week but already has 133,000 followers? Of course that's a turn-on; who doesn't love a literary man? But when you're a mom, you'd probably rather hear your guy quoting Willy Wonka instead of William Shakespeare if it keeps the kids happy (and quiet!).

For many women, the definition of "hotness" changes once you're a mom. Yeah, muscles are nice but only if you're using them to move mountains of laundry toward the washing machine and dryer. Those broad shoulders are great as long as you've got the baby up there and you're burping her while we make dinner. (You see where I'm going with this.)

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We contemplated all the things that truly make a man a catch -- like #3, big time! Now we want to know: What makes a guy hot in your opinion?


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1Hot Guys Attending Tea Parties

C'mon, how sweet is this? Doesn't it melt your heart to see your man holding a tiny tea cup with his big clumsy fingers? When he takes a turn at attending high tea, that gets our juices flowing!

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2Hot Dudes Plunging Toilets

It's 6:30 p.m., your book club is arriving in a half-hour, and your preschooler who hadn't pooped in days has just caused a monster back-up in your toilet. A man who's not afraid to get in there and get that potty flushing again is smokin' hot in our book!

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3Hot Dads Helping With Homework

Oh, baby, when you swoop in with your No. 2 pencil and your big pink eraser and can explain prime factorization to our confused pre-teen, that's totally hot.

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4Hot Guys Doing Dishes

Seriously, is there anything sexier than seeing your man up to his elbows in soap bubbles as he gently caresses away grease build-up from last night's dinner? And if he can put those dishes away in the right cabinets, well, now we're really swooning.

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5Hot Dads Bathing Babies

When you give us a night off from bath duty, and you're kneeling beside the tub, still in your work clothes? That's some serious eye candy for Mama. And when you do that rubber duck imitation, well, that's just icing on the cake.

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6Hot Guys Cooking Dinner

A man presenting you with a meal that didn't come from a cardboard box and wasn't handed over by a delivery boy? We're in love! And if he can get the kids to eat their veggies, well, move over, Curtis Stone, there's a new hot chef in town!

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7Hot Dudes Putting Babies to Sleep

Getting a newborn to sleep is no easy feat! If you can get that kid swaddled and snoozing through the night, oh baby, we'll make it worth your while!

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8Hot Guys Playing Dress-Up

Oh, baby, when you rock that hot pink feather boa to make our little girl smile, you've really got it goin' on! And your cuticles have never looked finer. 

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