10 Traits Men Always Want their Girlfriends to Have

Men love women. All kinds. Period. But when they truly decide that they are ready to settle down with one woman, these are the most common traits they look for.

All men are different, but they have similar attitudes when it comes to dating. They may like wild party girls when they’re playing the field, but they’ll go in a totally different direction when they’re looking to settle down.

When they actually want to take a girl home to their parents, they’ll want her to be a bit more presentable and polite.

You should never change yourself in order to impress a man, but you should be aware of what they look for in a mate. Once you know, you’ll have a better understanding of how to make him happy and create a stable relationship. Here are some of the most important traits that men look for in women:

1. Honesty

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The fear of getting cheated on can ruin the strongest relationship. When a man decides to stop playing the field and actually settle down, he’ll do it with a woman he knows he can trust. Every man wants a girlfriend who is completely honest and loyal. That means that if he’s not confident you’ll be faithful, the relationship won’t last long. Trust is just too important.

2. Maturity

Men hate all of the mind games that women play. They don’t want to be with a lady who gossips about her friends behind their backs and throws a tantrum whenever she doesn’t get her way. They don’t want to be with anyone who reminds them more of a child than a girlfriend. They have enough problems of their own without having to worry about calming you down whenever something small sets you off.

3. Passion

Men love passion. If you’re dedicated to your art or your charity work, he’ll find it incredibly alluring. Of course, passion is even more important when it comes to the bedroom. Men want women who are as sexual as they are—or at least women who will kiss them like they mean it.

4. Reliability

Whether he needs a shoulder to cry on or someone to complain to about work, he needs to know that you’re there for him. Reliability is a huge component of any healthy relationship. Your partner is supposed to be the first person you tell about your good news and the first person you run to when you need help.

If he can’t rely on you, then he’s going to find someone else that’s actually helpful.

5. Attractiveness

Attractive woman

Men love some good eye candy. However, if you’re insecure about your looks, you don’t need to freak out. Every single person’s definition of beauty is different. Haven’t your friends had huge crushes on men that you’ve found totally unattractive? Well, for everyone who thinks you’re a plain Jane, there’s someone who thinks you’re absolutely gorgeous.

6. Friendliness

When a guy decides to date a girl, he’ll want his family and friends to approve of her. If she’s friendly with anyone she meets, then he has nothing to worry about. She’ll fit right in, because everyone will see what a good person she is. That’s why men want women who seem to get along with everyone.

7. Sense of Humor

Men love when you laugh at their jokes, but they also want you to tell jokes of your own. They don’t like when women are easily offended and yell about a tiny comment. If your man is playful with you, be playful with him—as long as he doesn’t take things too far, of course. You don’t deserve to get stepped over.

8. Spontaneity

Relationships will get boring pretty fast if you end up falling into a routine. That’s why men want to date women who are spontaneous. It shows that you’re fun and aren’t scared to try new things. Plus, things won’t get tiring when you’re always thinking of new things to try.

9. Intelligence

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You don’t need to be smart enough to win a Nobel Prize. You just need to be able to hold a conversation that isn’t about reality television and beauty products. Men like women who are cultured and can teach them new things, so don’t hold back when you have something interesting to share. He’ll love to hear it.

10. Determination

Even if he’s traditional, he doesn’t want to be the one stuck taking care of you while you sit around all day. That doesn’t mean that you need to have a high paying job. As long as you work hard at your job and put in your fair share of work around the house, then he’ll be happy.

The more determined you are, the more he’ll like you.

You shouldn’t change yourself for any men, but you should be aware of what they’re imagining as a perfect girlfriend so that you can understand their minds better. Even if you think that some of these traits sound silly, you should respect their opinion. It’s the only way to keep the peace.

About the author

Holly Riordan

Holly Riordan is an aspiring fiction author who spends the majority of her time obsessing over television shows and playing with her doggie, Ferris, whose middle name happens to be Bueller. In addition to giving her pets fandom names, she enjoys skydiving and anything else that will give her a good story.

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