Be blessed - Imam Suhaib Webb, The Lesser Of 2 Evils, 2013* 'You see, we often misunderstand the hadith of the Prophet ﷺ where he said, “Marry a woman for four reasons…” This also means, “Marry a man for four reasons…” Unfortunately no one tells the sisters this, so they sometimes think men get to choose and they don’t.
All subheadings are to be taken as general guidelines.
"A woman is married for four reasons, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her piety.
2) The other type of lineage is "Hasab", which is what the ancestors have done that distinguish the potential partner.
"Status" for contemporary Muslims can mean respect, famousness or achievements.
Or it can be a deeper attraction which transcends into her "inner beauty", and this happens too, cliché though it may be.
Basically what attracts a man most is a woman's femininity.
Men will look at a woman's current work in terms of how she may behave in their marriage or raise their future children. This is explained better further below (see: Personality).
Now, for men, marrying someone for her beauty "jamali ha" is basically love at first/second/third sight, and it happens - a marriage based on looks, I mean.
to be captured by outward attractions but to not fall in love with the ephemeral nature of beauty.