Beauty of all kinds really is in the eye of the beholder, and our distinct human uniqueness is what makes the search for ‘the one’ all the more interesting (and difficult). Although every woman will have different priorities when it comes to what makes perfect boyfriend material, there are some things on which most of us agree on
Men often say that they don’t understand what their woman want from them but really it’s not that difficult. There are some key qualities that your girlfriend is looking for when she's dating you and it’s on these that she will judge whether you will make a good boyfriend or not.
So if you're wondering whether to settle down with your current partner, it might be worth taking a step back and asking yourself whether you're doing the right things by reading and ticking the boxes below . None of them are difficult and all men can do them even if it takes a bit of your patience and practice
1. Be Smart, Be hygienic
According to the research, more intelligent men are more likely to get married and stay faithful. If you’re going on a date make sure you shower, brush your teeth and use some deodorant. While some pheromones might be a turn-on, sweaty smells or mouth odour are not. Taking care over your appearance, your home and even your car if she’s going to ride in it are all marks of respect which women value.
2. Be Emotionally Intelligent
If stereotypes are to be believed, it is women who are always desperate to talk about feelings and never men who fall hard. Whilst this definitely isn’t true, it’s important each person in a relationship has a certain level of emotional intelligence. Studies suggest that women are better at taking the opinions and views of their partner into consideration than men, which is essential for a healthy relationship
Generally women love to talk and they want a man who’ll listen to them without rolling their eyes or tuning out. Show the woman in your life you care by really paying her some attention rather than just lapping up the attention she gives you.
3. Make Her Laugh
Make her laugh, help her see the lighter side of life and not only will it make you feel good about yourself but she’ll come to see you as someone who could be a real friend as well as a partner.
Finding someone you can have a laugh with is crucial - even if everyone else rolls their eyes at his your dad jokes, if they crack her up, that’s all that matters.
4. Be Sensitive
You don’t need to wear your heart on your sleeve all the time but it’s important that you let her see you have a sensitive side even if you never let anyone else see it. It's okay to shed a few tears in her arms. It doesn't show that you're weak or less than a man. You're bound to earn her love and trust quicker that way.
5. Be Honest
Oh boy! This is the hard part because there’s a lot of guys out there who are players and women are looking for someone who they can trust. Your honesty can be demonstrated in small ways like being on time, doing what you say you are going to do and telling her the truth about how you feel.
6. Respect Her
Being closed-minded isn’t a trait that’s exclusive to a particular gender, but if a man is convinced he’s always right and will never consider your argument, it’s not a good sign.
It doesn’t matter how liberated or feminist a woman is they all want to be treated with respect. That means caring about her feelings, supporting her and not messing her about.
7. Support Her Career
A study found that husbands were a deciding factor in two-thirds of women’s decisions to quit their jobs, often because they thought it was their duty to bring up their children.
Even when the women in the study described their husbands as supportive, they also revealed that the men refused to change their own work schedules or offer to help more with looking after children.
Women respect men who have values, beliefs, principals and who will stand up for what they believe in. Men are often physically stronger but even if they aren’t women want to know a man will stand up for her, protect her, support and be on her side when she needs it.
8. Be Thoughtful
Doing those little jobs without being nagged; sending a message just to let her know you’re thinking of her or remembering something important that’s going on in her life even if it doesn’t involve you. Offer to help her when you can but don’t assume she’s always asking you to fix a problem sometimes she might just want you to listen.
9. Show Her how much You Desire Her
No woman wants to be with a man who doesn’t find her attractive but she’ll soon lose interest if your desire is only shown in the bedroom. She needs to know it is her you desire rather than just sex. Show this through affection, compliments and don’t assume she should know, tell her. While some women may prefer the emotionally unavailable type, those who are genuinely looking for a boyfriend want someone who shows that they have the ability to commit. Be on time for dates; make arrangements and stick to them, don’t be flaky when it comes to your feelings about her
Make as much effort with her friends and family as she does with yours. It’s not uncommon for a woman to end up giving up her own social life to slot into her new man’s. But it’s rare that a man does the same once entering a relationship.
In fact, a recent study found that young men get more satisfaction out of their bromances than their romantic relationships with women. While this is clearly ludicrous, maintaining your friendships is important. Consistency and stability in your work, friendships and family situation are all great indicators that you are someone she can rely on.