How a toddler describes a thing
When children are learning to speak, they think about the function of a thing. They do not think of it as an object or in a static state. When a child is learning they may call a mode of transportation a "go". They'll call a pencil "draw". The function is the primary mode to their recognition of the object, so that is how it is referred.
The woman and her LOVE
Ever heard a couple recite wedding vows? The woman always refers to the man as "her love". Love is an emotion, not a static thing. Her perception of the man is as an emotional state, not an object. Like the toddler and the pencil, her perception (and her mental picture) of her man is how he makes her feel. Action is the toddler's primary state of association of an object. Feeling is the woman's primary state of association of a man. (This is not to say women are toddlers, obviously. But reading The Most Responsible Teenager in the House would do you some good.)
How to use this for your benefit
From the moment you meet a woman you are painting a perception of yourself. It's not a picture made of images. No, men think of things as they are...it's image, it's static state. You are painting a picture of feelings. Each little feeling you give her is a brushstroke creating an illustration using emotion.
Over the course of knowing her, you should be careful to give her feelings that paint you in a positive light. As a sexual being. A fun and exciting man. A potential protector and provider. You should be the apex that she can achieve in a mate, even if that isn't your long term intention. If you've read anything here, you know that these are the things that attract women. You don't necessarily have to be attractive or have a great job, as long as you make her feel. (though, appearance increases your chances of getting her initial attention)
It is important do this from the moment you meet her, because this is how she will perceive [FEEL] you from then on.
TL;DR Women's perception of you is of the emotions you've given her, not your static state.