RELATIONSHIP AND LOVE TIPS FOR THE WEEK:
End Unrealistic Expectations! Things That Won’t Be Perfect In Any Relationship…
THE things men like in women often have nothing to do with looks, bra size or any of the standard things we think men fall for. In fact, although physical appearance is the first thing they notice (don’t we all?), when it comes to settling down, looks often come in last and count the least.
Believe it or not, there are at least 15 completely non-physical things men like in women and I’m pretty sure your boyfriend could list many more and confirm that your gorgeous physique, beautiful eyes and soft lips are not the only things that made him fall head over heels for you! Interested to learn more about those other things men like in women? Well, read carefully because every man would love to be with a woman who is…
A Good Listener
Most men appreciate women who are able to just listen – no “ I told you so” lines, no lectures, tips or comments regarding what you would do if you were in his place. You know… just sitting, listening (and I mean REALLY listening)… just showing that you care. Oh, and that involves being patient as well, understanding that most men need to “process” their problems before they can talk about them and learning to say, “Okay, baby, whenever you want to talk about it – I’m here for you.” The ability to listen and really hear what’s being said is one of the things men like in women because it’s so supportive — and they’re much more likely to reciprocate.
Being able to “go with the flow” is one of the traits men like in women the most, and I must admit I’m still not nearly as spontaneous as my fiancé would like me to be, although I’m working on it. Most of our men would never sing in front of us (professional singers excluded) but they just love to hear us sing (even if it sounds more like howling), they love to see us dance around the house, they will gladly throw us a surprise if they know the reaction will be positive and they love to see us being us (even if it involves a certain dose of silliness).
3. A Good Driver
Although our men often complain about female drivers, most of them would agree driving skills are a must for a modern woman. But, some of them are ready to go even further and admit they LOVE a woman who can make that engine purr like an overgrown kitten! Shocking? Nah, not really!
4. Accomplished And Fulfilled
Women who actually enjoy the things they do are more attractive, which means you should definitely stop whining about the things you DON’T have and start enjoying the things you DO! It’s not about being extremely beautiful, having a good job, an impressive resume or whatnot – it’s about you being happy about who you are as a person, it’s about being positive, about knowing that you’re a great woman who deserves great things. And, believe me, it’s true that bad luck never travels alone, but the same can be said for good luck as well.
5. Able to Enjoy Her Food
Eating healthy food and trying to cut down on unnecessary calories is one thing; obsessively counting them is something completely different. While this first thing is actually good for you, the second one won’t really impress him. Being able to go out to a restaurant or a pizza place, to relax, to have a good time and talk about your food in terms of how good it tastes instead of how fat it’s going to make you shows that you’re confident… and we already know confidence is one of the things men (real men) like in women – don’t we?
6. A Good Cook
Our grandmas used to say that the only way to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach – remember that one? Well, we have learned by now that’s not the only way, although it certainly is one of the ways and, if I may add, a very good one. Men love women who can cook and women who would be willing to learn to cook for them. That’s when that traditional part of the brain turns on to note the woman in question would be a good wife. It’s a cliché, I know, but even experts agree on this one!
Although fake girls with their fake this, that and everything turn a lot of heads and probably get a lot of free drinks, most men have agreed they could never choose a girl like that for something more than just a casual romance. Whoa! What a coincidence – we feel the same way about fake guys! Which leads us back to that ideal, fun loving, girl next door all guys love – a girl who likes to smile and doesn’t care what others think of her smile (thin lips, teeth or whatever), a girl who can tell a joke, a girl who doesn’t use “words” like OMG or TTYL, a girl who won’t have a nervous breakdown every time her mascara starts running… a REAL girl!