Knowing what to look for in a man can be difficult, especially if your past relationships are confusing you about what you want in your man. Not to mention, the fact that the point of dating is to lead to marriage, or a serious relationship or partnership.
Meaning, you want to make sure you know what you are looking for before you head into the relationship so you can avoid any heartbreak later on down the road.
You are ready to meet Mr. Right. Now all you have to do is find him, but first, you have to know what to look for in the man you want. Of course, this will vary for every woman, due to preferences and types. However, there are many things that tons of women agree are a must have in a man.
Read on to learn what qualities to look for in a man in order to have a long, happy, and amazing loving relationship.
Having a man who cares about you is vital for every relationship. You need someone who will do everything he can in order to show you that he actually cares and to actually act out his caring tendencies even when you are sick, or just feeling down.
You are his equal
Having a man who will treat you like you are his equal is very important. When being in a relationship it doesn't mean you give up your self-worth or independence.
It also doesn't mean you are your man's arm candy or that you have to do all the chores. Instead, a man who sees you as his equal will treat you like you are his equal and will give you the respect and treatment you deserve as his equal.
He supports you
A man who supports what you do in life is a keeper. Of course, he may not always agree with what you do, but he will always be in your corner cheering you on and helping you.
This is great to have as he will support you in career choices, matters of health, your life, your opinions, and every other choice you chose to make.
Honesty is the best policy
Having an honest man is also a must. If your man isn't honest then you need to keep looking for a new one, because if he lies about small things, he'll lie about big things as well.
Another thing you need to look for in a man is his loyalty. I'm not saying you should test this by setting up a trap of sorts, but you should just look at his traits, behavior, and listen to what he says and how he says it.
He will surprise you
The element of surprise is very telling, and is a must, to look for in a man. A man who will surprise you with cute, sweet, or romantic gestures is something that is priceless. It will also strengthen your relationship, but not because of the material items you get or the amount of money he spends taking you out.
Even the smallest of surprises are the best ones because it means he saw what he bought for you and just thought of you, or he was thinking of you and wanted to take you somewhere and do something for you. No matter the surprise, it's something your man should do for you as it will tell you how he feels about you.
He will help you
No matter what is going on in your life, he will be there to help you by supporting you verbally, emotionally, or physically. That is something you must have in a man. If he is selfish, doesn't care enough to help you, and doesn't know that you need help (even if you don't vocalize it), then he is not a keeper.
Laughter is the best medicine
When looking for a man, make sure he can make you laugh. Laughter is supposedly the best medicine, and it is also something that will make your relationship thrive as it will have those great, fun, moments.
Knowing what to look for in a man, is tough. However, him wanting to spend as much time with you as possible is something that is definitely a trait you want in your man.
Someone who will go shopping with you, watch movies, want to go on a hike with you, or will even suggest that you two do some work together or even just chores.
Communication is key
You need a man who will gladly talk to you about anything and everything. This is a very important thing to look for in a man as communicating properly, efficiently, and effectively. This is key for a long, happy, and healthy relationship.
Being open, and talking about whatever you are feeling is very important and will add to your relationship by bringing it to the next level.
A man who judges you is a man you don't need in your life. When looking for what you want in your man make sure he isn't going to be harsh, judge you, or even shame you. He should love you for who you are, and what your opinions, beliefs, and values are.
He wears his heart on his sleeve
He will tell you he loves you, how he feels about you, what he is thinking about you, and will be “gushy” and romantic with his words and gestures. This is something that is a must, you don't want to be left feeling unsure of how he feels, or for him to be unaffectionate.
When looking for what you want in your man, consider looking for a man who will let you be your complete self with him. This is quite possible as both of you will hopefully be so open, comfortable, and connected with each other, just so you can both be yourselves.
Lost in your own world
Something that all women want in a man, is a trait that is dreamed about since a very young age. A man who will make you feel so connected, and so lost in your own world while also showing you a new world.
This may seem like a fairy tale that is never meant to be. However, it actually is real and does exist, you just need to find that special someone who will make you feel that through your experiences together and things you two do.
Experience new experiences
A man who will try new things for you, motivate you, and push you to try new experiences for him is something that is also a must. Due to the new experiences you two will be sharing you can both teach and learn from each other, and you can even connect and bond more through these new experiences.
There is plenty of other traits to look for in a man, but those traits are ones that are specific to you, and that is a good thing. If everyone was the same then you wouldn’t have that special connection or feeling, and there wouldn’t be those unique aspects about you and your significant other that make the two of you, but also make your relationship the way it is.
When looking for a man, and wondering what to look for in him, it is also important to go out of your comfort zone a bit and date guys that are different than the usual ones you date because those relationships probably haven’t worked out to be the best.
Good luck looking for your man, and if you can think of any other traits to look for in a man, feel free to share!