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Relationships And Men – Expectations

Well, interesting topic isn’t it? I mean, the Internet is flooded with what a woman wants, and it’s kinda sexist when you think about it.

“Wait. What’s that you are saying darling? Sexism?”

“No, I never said anything like that. I swear!”

*See what I mean?*

 

Anyway, before we start this off, let’s look at some random *facts* about men, shall we?

  • Men can slip into a coma while sitting in a retail store chair waiting for you to come out of the fitting room.
  • A woman speaks about 7,000 words a day; a man speaks about 2,000.
  • Men like gadgets with lots of fancy shiny black buttons.  It makes them feel dang important.
  • Getting a man organized is like herding a cat or pushing a rope uphill.
  • Most men have a disease.  It’s called open-cupboard-itis.  It can also be commonly referred to as open-drawer-itis.  Even when dealt with swiftly, this contagious disease re-occurs over and over again.
  • Crying in front of your man, is technically blackmail.  Use sparingly and only in an emergency. Be prepared to look like a hot mess for it to truly be effective.
  • If something can be interpreted in two ways, and one of the ways makes a woman sad or angry, a man would have probably meant the other one.
  • Don’t ask them what they’re thinking.  Men can think about nothing for hours.

These random facts actually speak for themselves, no? But for those needing actual information, (other than the above, I emphasize on the above very much because they are just awesome) look no further than further below. (As in, you know, continue reading.. Please.)

  1. Character –

Starting off with a true but relatable quote – “Beauty is nothing but skin deep – is a skin deep saying.” Read it again.

Being truly beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like, but everything to do with who you are. There’s countless beautiful women out there whose personalities are about as appealing as a public restroom’s toilet seat. Yes, you read that right. I’m sorry but it’s absolutely true.  We actually want someone who puts as much time into looking good to being genuine and real.

We see you laugh uncontrollably with your friends, so laugh with us. We love women who have senses of humor and don’t take life so seriously. So hungry you wanna order one large pizza for yourself? Or two? Then do. Get that ketchup all over your face, make a mess. We don’t care, we’ll only love you more for being you, with us.

You know that Drake song when he says, “Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin’ with no makeup on, that’s when you’re the prettiest…”?

Well, he’s right.

We love when you get dressed up and feel beautiful, but know that you don’t need to flip a switch from your real self in order to gain our acceptance.

If there ever comes a point when you feel a need to do that, well, you’re just with the wrong man.

  1. Affection –

Men are very physical human beings.

It goes without saying that a woman who is very free with her offerings of affection will entice us. It’s very warm and welcoming to a man.

Just like you, we want a woman to reach out and grab our hand; we want for you to come over and kiss us randomly; we want for you to hug us and ask us how our day was. It evokes this feeling of being wanted.

It just strengthens that connection we have with you and opens up lines of communication, but more importantly, makes us feel comfortable — invited in, so to speak.

  1. Confidence –

Life is difficult.

Every day is a struggle to get through and having a confident woman by your side is key to pursuing your dreams.

A woman who loves herself, regardless of her own flaws, will love a man for all of his. Beyond loving you, she will knock down the doors of resistance and reach for the stars with you.

There’s something sexy about a confident woman, and it has nothing to do with looks.

If we found ourselves attracted to you, know that we aren’t analyzing every inch of your body to find perfection. That doesn’t exist, and we aren’t looking for it. And if we do truly love you, well, all of your imperfections become perfect. Perfect imperfections. Yes, I quoted John Legend there. (GOOO JOHN, YOU DA MAN!)

4. Intelligence –

Stimulating conversations make a man go crazy.

Intelligent women are ones who know so much about the world around them, but even more so, have a keen interest in making it a better place.

They think critically and engage our senses. Furthermore, they have this drive to be successful, which in itself, can be the biggest turn on there is.

The decisions we face in life can often present us with uncertainty and having someone insightful by our side can help us make the right ones.

This doesn’t require a degree from Harvard, or any degree for that matter, just intellect, reasoning and understanding.

  1. Trust, yo! –

I mean, c’mon now. Women are jealous 99% of the time, 99% of the time. That needs to stop. Yes, we say we go out for a guy’s night out, and we GO for a guy’s night out, not some strip club!

Stop questioning us like Dr. Watson questions Holmes on how he solved the case. (Bad reference, I know.) You need to get that part of being jealous out of the equation.

I mean yes, you are entitled to being jealous, it’s cute and sexy at times when you are, we love it, but sometimes it’s just wayyyyyy too much. Trust us. If we love you, we would never hurt you, and we would never cheat on you. Don’t ya worry!

  1. Never ask the question – “How do I look?” –

I’ve been there, and I never will dare to answer it. Ever. Ohmygerd, never.

  1. Say it straight –

Guys don’t get it when a girl says something but means something else. If you want your man to understand what you say, say it straight.

  1. Respect – 

Of all the things men want in a relationship, respect is the biggest craving of all. Give a guy respect, and he’ll love you more. Take control of the relationship instead and he’ll shrivel into a shell.

There’s so many more things, but Word tells me I’m reaching 900 words as of now, so I’m gonna stop now. Hopefully. Trying to. Stop. Now.

G’luck, ladies.

 

PS – I didn’t write this. This was written by a guy (obvious from the tone of the article), who is very special to me. Ahem!

What A Woman Wants From Her Man

So I’ve been thinking about how serious my posts have been lately, and I figured I’m going to write something real smooth this time. Wait wait. My article hasn’t started yet.

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Hola Gentleman (and ladies) !

Women.

Describe women with one word. What’s the first word that crosses your mind?

Come on. Think about it just for a second will ya?

  • If you are a regular man this is probably what you were thinking, “Complicated”.
  • If you are an irregular (😂) man these are what you would have come up with, “Feisty, Sensitive, Bossy, Hormonal, Pushy, Clingy, High-maintenance 😒” and a hundred more along those lines.
  • If you are a lazy man, “Is there even one word you can describe them with?”
  • If you are a hopeless romantic, “Loving, Caring, Sweet, Kind, Adorable, Charming, Admirable, Supportive, Exquisite”. (Yes, I can go on and on cuz I’ve got a million nice ways to describe myself. 😉)

Take a look at that list of words. Oh my! I think due to the excessive ways of describing a woman, the best would be ‘Complicated’. *Round of applause for all the regular men out there*

The only things a woman really needs are food, water and shelter. However because women are so complicated they ‘want’ a lot of things from their man (other than love, respect and support of-course). I’m going to help you poor clueless souls just a little bit. Thank me later.

Let’s start with the most serious stuff. Take this list very seriously.

  1. Make her feel safe – She really does feel like the safest place in the world is in your arms. Hug her. Ask her to close her eyes. Whisper something in her ear, something comforting, something she’ll like to hear (mean what you say – she’ll know if you don’t). She’ll start listening to your heartbeat and she’ll feel safe immediately. Yes, it’s that easy. Why is it that you still figure out a way to make her feel not safe?
  2. Be honest – Don’t lie to her. Lying is the easiest way to create some tension between the two of you. This doesn’t mean you have to be brutally honest. For instance, if she’s having a bad day and she looks terrible and she asks you “Do I look bad?” , she’s asking that not for you to tell her, “Yes, you do”. She already knows that.
  3. Acknowledge her – Show her how important she is to you. (She wants to be one of the most important people in your life – the most important in fact.) Trust her completely. Appreciate everything she does. See her as an equal in everything (you could even see her a little bit higher than that, she’ll love it). Have your eyes only on her. She knows she’s not the most beautiful woman in the world, she’s not stupid. However, she does want to be the most beautiful woman in the world in your eyes.

This list you could take slightly less seriously (at your own expense),

  1. Be a good laugh.
  2. Surprise her from time to time.
  3. Say ‘I love you’ whenever you feel it.
  4. Don’t be too insecure.
  5. Give her any space she needs.
  6. Tell her she’s beautiful.
  7. Never forget her birthday (including her parents, her siblings) and anniversaries.
  8. Respect her privacy.
  9. Be protective of her.
  10. Make an effort with her friends. (Don’t you dare interpret this wrongly.)
  11. Laugh at her jokes (even if they aren’t all so funny).
  12. Like her cooking better than your mums (or pretend, if it’s that bad).
  13. Be happy for her to spend time with her girlfriends.
  14. Don’t wait for her to apologize after an argument.
  15. Love her mum almost as much as she does.

Here’s a funny list of ‘things your woman wants from you’ I found on the internet. 😁

(Disclaimer – I did not create this list.)

Age 25:
1. Handsome
2. Charming
3. Financially successful
4. A caring listener
5. Witty
6. In good shape
7. Dresses with style
8. Appreciates finer things
9. Full of thoughtful surprises
10. An imaginative, romantic lover

Age 35:
1. Nice looking (preferably with hair)
2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
3. Has enough money for a nice dinner
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at her jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries
10. Seeks romance at least once a week

Age 45:
1. Not too ugly (bald head is fine)
2. Doesn’t drive off until I’m in the car
3. Works steady – splurges on dinner out occasionally
4. Nods head when I’m talking
5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
10. Shaves most weekends

Age 55:
1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
2. Doesn’t belch or scratch in public
3. Doesn’t borrow money too often
4. Doesn’t nod off to sleep when I’m venting
5. Doesn’t re-tell the same joke too many times
6. Is in good enough shape to get off couch on weekends
7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear
8. Appreciates a good TV dinner
9. Remembers her name on occasion
10. Shaves some weekends

Age 65:
1. Doesn’t scare small children
2. Remembers where the bathroom is
3. Doesn’t require much money for upkeep
4. Only snores lightly when asleep
5. Remembers why he’s laughing
6. Is in a good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Likes soft foods
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Remembers that it’s the weekend

Age 75:
1. Breathing
2. Doesn’t miss the toilet

On a more serious note –

The best advice?

Be sincere. Do anything and everything you want to do for her, but make sure you do it sincerely. Don’t pretend. Don’t meddle with her feelings. Remember – She is not a game. Warning – Treat her like a game, she’ll show you how it’s played.

With Love.