If you thought men just pay attention to our looks, you are totally off the board. Men can tell us exactly what it takes to be a good woman as much as we could tell them what they need to fit the criteria of a good man. And if you did not know, men rely heavily on finding women that have those motherly qualities and instincts.
Now, being a good woman, the woman that he wants to date, is not simply being a woman that makes him happy and gives him what he wants without a fuss, it is about being a woman that helps him learn, improve, and grow. However, he also needs to do the same for you.
When it comes to dating, though, there tends to be blurred lines, and to help you understand what kind of woman he is looking for versus what kind of woman his family will not approve of, we have all the answers below. You’ll understand after reading this why some guys are interested in some girls over others.
20Appreciate Him And Let It Show
Don’t be that girl who is careless and rather say “thank you, next” when times get rough. A man wants to date a woman who is grateful for life and its surroundings. A person who is grateful appreciates the little things in life, including the little things he will want to do for you; and that is without even realizing you do because it is ever-so-natural. A woman who constantly shows she is grateful for her man will always bring out his most note-worthy qualities of his.
He will certainly become a better man if he dates a woman who can praise him for all the good he does.
19He’ll Ditch If You Care More For Partying
In today’s society, with social media, people can see all you’re doing. Basically, without thinking twice, we present ourselves to people like it is our resume on social media platforms like Instagram; we often forget our SO’s family could see all that too. And, more than you know, this says so much about the person you truly are.
A real man who wants to settle does not want the girl who is seen everywhere, doing all the hottest things, and surrounded by all sorts of people. If you are showing a lack of respect for yourself through social media, he will not want to take you home to meet his mother. And if you already have, if you’re out every weekend and having many late nights, he and his family will not be too into you.
18Be The Woman That Brings Him Peace
Ladies, if you want a man to start taking you seriously, there is no need to act like Queen B. When men are searching for the woman that they want to be their life partner, they will jump on a woman that is naturally humble.
Men searching for wifey-material will find a woman who puts her ego aside and who immediately shows compassion extremely attractive.
He knows that if you are humble, you’re going to put other people’s happiness before your own, including his. It is not looks that will help him fall for you ― that is a total misconception, so “sit down, be humble.”
17He Wants A Woman With A Little Spunk
When cuffing season comes, the cold weather hits, and we all want to just stay in and binge-watch Riverdale, but if you’re looking for man, you won’t find him in the four walls of your room. If this is your idea of fun, and if you think a man will want to date you because you could finish three television shows in a month, you’re incorrect.
A man wants to be serious with a woman who has a little more oomph in her; a woman who shares passion for adventure.
When we say adventure, we do not mean hiking, we know that isn’t everyone’s niche. What we mean is just going outside and taking advantage of the weather or planning a getaway ― even just a long drive ― be spontaneous with him.
16He Admires A Good Listener
When men are searching for “the one,” they strive to find a woman who is a good listener; one as excellent as his mother. Tip number one: if you are open to always listening, he will grasp you are by feeling he can share anything with you.
Before a man even shows his vulnerable to a woman, he will have to bond with her.
And how he does so is by noticing if a woman is really paying attention to him and engaging with him, especially when he mentions issues he cares about. By being a good listener, a man will see so much potential in a woman because he can be his true self around her.
15He Doesn’t Want A Gold-Digger
If you’re the kind of woman who is money-hungry, do you believe that a man will consider you as a prospect?
A man wants to date a woman who can work and provide for herself, not a woman who relies on him to be the sole breadwinner.
And if a woman acts like she is that kind of woman, he will immediately notice, and his mother will sniff it from miles away. Keep this in mind: if you’re the type that loves to date men because of the financial cushion they provide, chances are, he won’t keep you around.
14He Wants A Woman Who Can Make Him Giggle
When we are asked what we want in men, we mostly all reply, “a sense of humor.” However, did you ever stop and think for a second that men want the same in women? He wants to date the kind of woman that could make him laugh, too.
If you’re so serious about life and can never find humor in his silly personality or jokes, he won’t be as tempted to get into a relationship with you.
Do not be shy to crack jokes around him, even if he might not find them as hilarious. Remember, laughter is the best remedy.
13If You’re Possessive, He’ll Ditch
If you’re that kind of girl who, when in a committed relationship or before, wants a man all to herself, expect him to take the next door out. If you take him away from his friends, and especially his family, things will not go too well.
Turns out, a man wants a woman who thrives on providing him with support and love, not a woman who thrives on constant attention from him.
Which man will want to date a woman that is hounding him 24/7? Which mother will accept not ever seeing her son because his SO wants to always have him to herself? None, ladies.
12Remember You Are Whole Without A Man
Carrying on with the previous point, a man wants a woman who has her own life. What we mean by this, is that he will without a doubt appreciate a woman who is also a person on her own; a woman who has her own set of friends and hobbies. And if you enjoy your own company and can hangout by yourself, any man will want to have you around in his life.
Real men want to hold the hand of a woman who has and knows her own identity.
If you show him how whole you are by yourself, you are golden.
11He Can’t Resist A Woman Who’s Courageous
In a relationship, a healthy one, communication is what keeps the love alive. It is, without a doubt, vital to express your needs to your partner by expressing them to him. We say this because men are highly drawn to women who are brave enough to show a little bit of vulnerability in life.
If you really want to obtain the key to a man’s heart, expressing yourself, even when it feels scary to, will do the trick.
If both the man and woman in a relationship are properly capable of being vulnerable by expressing their needs, and communicating with one another in distressed times, all will be smooth sailing.
10He Doesn’t Want To Be Like Your Ex
Are you that kind of woman who meets a man and tries to change him to your liking? If so, stop right now. We’re not lying when we say he’ll take the next exit if you try and do so.
A man wants a woman who will accept him from the get-go; a woman who respects him for the man he is, a woman who sees him past his flaws.
If you are trying to make him “better” or make him like your ex-boyfriend, then we wish you luck; his friends and family will totally disapprove. Extra tip: You cannot fully change a person unless they’re willing to by themselves.
9Admit It, And You’ll Be His
We are human, and we all make mistakes, right? Nobody is perfect, yes Mr. West, not even yourself.
By this, we mean that a man falls weak for a woman who can own up to her own errors.
By being this way, many things in the relationship will flow smoothly because you are able to fess up to your wrong-doings. A relationship is a journey just as much as anything else in life is, and by being that woman who takes the opportunity to address her mistakes will strengthen him as a person too. After all, we did say men want a relationship in order to grow.
8Yes, He Does Want A Woman With High Standards
Men know what they want as much as women know what they want, and a man who wants to settle will go gaga for a woman who has standards. No, being in a relationship does not mean you have to lower the person you are to please them.
A real man who wants to commit will want a woman who knows she does not have to compromise her standards.
Don’t forget, a man wants to grow with a woman, so he wants a woman who could higher her standards without an issue. This will show a man that you know he has it in him to always be better.
7He Wants You To Share His Same Goals
The greatest relationships stem from two people who want to move the same direction in life; those who wants the same things out of life. If you want to be his woman, you must be capable of sharing love for his dreams and goals.
Guys, before embarking into a committed relationship, want to make sure their lady is going to be one they can count on, one who will encourage them in the direction they want to go. So your goals and visions need to be somewhat aligned.
He will not be able to say no to you if you too want to take time off to travel before getting married and starting a family.
6If Your Looks Are The Only Thing That Matters, It’s A Bye
Evidently, looks are important but they are not everything, unlike what social media portrays. If you are that kind of woman who focuses on her appearance more than anything else, he will either not take you as serious, or his family will see through you.
If you are always overly worried about having your nails perfectly done, always having to be dolled-up with fake lashes, or anything along those lines, chances are things just won’t work. We are not saying the above things are wrong to do, we’re saying that by making those your only priority, a man will not want to make you his full one either. A superficial woman, who is so concerned about her looks, and that is materialistic is not every man’s cup of tea.
5He Wants A Cool Cat
Nobody has a perfect life, not even the Kardashians do; we all have our ups and downs, right? However, through the good and bad, men want to have a woman next to them that is confident at all times.
Confidence is something men immediately sense; whether it be the way a woman carries herself, her allure, or the way she handles certain scenarios.
He will want to date a woman who loves herself, despite her flaws; a woman who will confidently stand by his side, and a woman who could rock confidence. A man strives to date a woman who can complement him.
4Leave The Drama Behind
No man will tell you he likes a drama queen; some men just stick it out and put up with it, but don’t think that the mother always agrees.
A man wants a real woman, he does not want a child as a partner. This means, he’ll probably dump you if you’re constantly whining, nagging him, or pestering. How do you want things to go well with a man if you’re always right there behind him complaining at him for something?
You should not need to beg for his attention, because chances are, he’ll give up on you. This man may be the most loyal man, but if you’re always playing damsel in distress, he’ll hop on the horse out of there.
3Consistency Is Key
You know what else a man wants? He wants to date a woman who is consistent. He doesn’t want to deal with a woman who is constantly having mood swings or acting different day to day.
The type of woman he wants to make his is one who shows she is consistent because she is letting him know that is who she really is. And once he sees you’re that kind of a woman for a couple of months, he will know that you are a keeper. Get past the honeymoon stage with him, but then remain that way.
2He Wants To Date His Best Friend
We live in a world with all sorts of different people; nowadays though with social media, some tend to think they’re a bunch of posh and lavish A-listers who are better than others. Well, newsflash: a man wants to date a woman who is naturally friendly and sociable. If you are looking to date a man, eventually, you will have to meet his family and friends and attend events with his loved ones around. So, naturally, it should be your task to always have a positive attitude and want to get to know all those close to his heart.
If you are that kind of woman, he will surely make you his teammate.
1If There Is Other Men, Forget It
If you want his mother to disapprove of you, then speak of other men. If you’re just getting to know a man, or are already in a committed relationship, know that there are things, like the following, that could make him dash our very quickly.
Men do not want to hear a woman constantly talking about other men; are you with him or do you want someone else?
He will also not think a woman is dating material if she is hurting a man’s ego by constantly mentioning other men. A man wants to feel special to the woman in his life, so he’ll want to rid of a woman quickly if she’s more interested in talking about surrounding men instead of talking about how great he is.