7 things women love about men

Men have gotten a lot of bad press lately because of the horrific, ungentlemanly actions of some nasty people. However, many men make women thankful to have such great partners in humanity.

Whether you’re married, in a relationship, have male friends, or tons of brothers, men are just fun to be around. They help bring a different perspective to every situation women find themselves in. So let’s examine seven things women really love about men.

7. Men don’t spend the entire conversation talking about weight or food.

Not all women do this, but enough women turn the talk to appearance and diet that being around men can feel like a release from that kind of pressure. Guys just say, “You wanna get a burger/pizza/steak?” and the only thing they’ll judge you for is how little you eat. Your dinner conversation will be about literally anything besides appearance.

6. Men like to find solutions to problems, rather than agonize over options.

In all fairness, women do sometimes get annoyed with men when we just want to hash out our day, uninterrupted. But we really do appreciate a fresh perspective on whatever is bothering us. Their rational, problem-solving approach, delivered in a calm and confident manner, really helps to soothe our troubled souls.

5. Let’s be honest; heavy lifting helps.

We have most definitely heard of a hand truck, but everybody calls guys when they move. EVERYBODY. It’s a fair trade; we carry life in our womb and deliver it with great duress. Men lug the dresser up the stairs and the trash to the curb. Deal? Deal.

4. We do feel safer with men around.

To specify, we feel safer with OUR men around…our husbands, friends, boyfriends, fathers. The sad fact of human life is that all strange men feel like a potential threat to a lot of women.

So having our dude posse with us just makes us feel that much more confident and safe. Even just having one little guy around makes us feel a bit more brave than being all alone, or even with a girlfriend.

3. Men are lots of fun.

Men make us laugh — sometimes, unintentionally, but that’s still funny. Men seem more confident in finding the humour in a situation, and do so with regularity.

They also tend to be a little more down for a quick race, hike, or spontaneous adventure. This is probably because they have less to worry about as far as having sensible shoes or breathable, functional clothing. But they are usually faster to say “Yeah, sure, I’ll go,” than your girlfriend in the 4” heels (unless she’s got a pair of tennies in her bag).

2. Good men are solid, dependable advocates.

Even if you’ve had a phenomenally bad childhood with a terrible father, once you’ve had one decent man — teacher, boss, cop, priest, therapist, friend, straight or gay — respect you as a survivor and a kick ass person, you’ll know it forever.

A man who believes in you whether you’re “putting out” for him or not, who knows you’re a strong person who just needs some help, is a friend indeed. And when you find yourself in romantic partnership with someone who sees you as the whole enchilada, that’s pretty special.

For some women, the hardest thing to learn is that not all men are predators. Yes, most men are attracted to women, but most of them will see you as a person and not an opportunity. Good men help women who’ve lived in torment to break out of bad situations.

And finally, men are just adorable.

We’ve got to finish on a happy note, and happily, men are just cute! Remember, when women say “cute”, we mean “handsome.” We know you’re not kittens.

Wherever “type” you are, there’s a gal that finds you irresistible. Sometimes we’re slow, and you have to grow on us, but if a lady is looking up into your eyes and smiling, she just thinks the whole world of you, you handsome devil. She’s grateful for your assertive (if somewhat goofy) presence.

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