THE IDEAL MAN – WHAT QUALITIES WOMEN LOOK FOR
Whether she wants to admit it or not, every woman has a mental checklist of qualities that her ideal partner must possess. While the list will differ somewhat from woman to woman, a few qualities are almost always found on her ‘must have’ list of qualities. First and foremost are respect and honesty. Women want a man who has respect for himself and shows respect to others. Women want to know that you value yourself and that you’re going to treat them — as well as their family and friends — right. An honest man is, generally speaking, a trustworthy man. Someone who lies is lying for a reason, so it stands to reason that someone who is open and honest has nothing to hide. Another important aspect to look for in a man is loyalty. Really, does this need any explanation? Women don’t want to share you. When you’re in a relationship with a woman, it is expected that anything romance-related is reserved especially for her. Your kisses are for her, your sweet nothings are for her ears only, your romantic nights out belong to her, and so on.
Apart from the primary qualities mentioned above there are quite a few qualities woman are looking for. Maturity being a very important quality. A woman wants a man, not a child. There’s a time and a place to joke around, and it’s up to you to know when those times and where those places are. It is also important that the man is confident as well. Is it really a big surprise? Men who aren’t afraid to be themselves and take control of their own life are a lot more attractive than men who just sit in their safe-zone day after day waiting for life to happen to them.
Women want their men to be intelligent. You don’t have to be the next Einstein, but you do have to be capable of carrying on an intelligent conversation. Women want to be able to discuss real, meaningful topics with their significant other, whether it’s politics or philosophy or whatever else they happen to be interested in. If all you can talk about is sports or cars or drinking, you’ll find yourself talking to an empty seat.
Finally, the other two important qualities that woman look for are Compassion and Chivalry.
It’s nice to have a shoulder to cry on at the end of a bad day, and the boyfriend is at the top of the ‘preferred shoulders’ list (after Mom and the best friend, of course). A woman wants a man who’s understanding and comforting, who will rub her back and stroke her hair and hold her tissue box if need be. Ignore the extremists; most women would love to have a man open the car door for them, take their jacket, or walk them to the door after a date. Sure, women can do it themselves, but going out of your way to do something for them every now and then will make them feel really good about themselves.
When it comes to women, there’s no sure-fire way to find your way into their heart, but there are plenty of little things you can do to increase your chances, and unless you’re King of the Jerks, none of them involve making drastic changes. A thank you here, a romantic dinner there, and a little more effort every day, and you can easily have a perfectly happy woman at your side.