In celebration of what some men might call “satan’s holiday” coming up tomorrow, I’m talking about man-ness today and what women really want in their partner.
Dating is tricky, and while there is no foolproof way to handle love, there is a way to say this is what I want and this is what I absolutely do not want. For example, I absolutely do not want someone I can walk all over. I don’t want someone who drinks too much or talks too loud. I also don’t want someone who can’t do my taxes. I really hate doing my taxes.
If you’re like me, you date the same kind of guy over and over until you realize you don’t actually like that kind of guy and start dating someone much quieter.
My top qualifications are not unique. In order of importance, they are: 1: Smart 2: Funny 3: Tall 4: Helpful 5: Assertive.
To be clear, this is what I want in a man, not what I think everyone should want in a man. I don’t believe in soulmates but I do believe in a good match. Everyone has their must-haves.
What do YOU want in a man? What’s most important?
PS: Just a quick nod to all the types of loving in this world. While I can only speak to heterosexual love, I want to acknowledge those women who are asking “what do you want in a woman?” I suspect my ideal woman would be a combination of these two woman. Their brains and brawn make my heart swell.