12 Men Reveal What They Look For In A Girlfriend
Smart, funny, sexy—it’s men’s standard Mrs. Right wish list. We’ve heard it way too many times, and if you ask us, it feels a little…generic.
So we asked 12 guys what they really look for in a woman (or, for the ones who are already paired up, what about their S.O.s hooked them). Because, while we aren’t into changing for any man, we are totally up for indulging our curiosity about that enigma that is the male mind. Here’s what they had to say:
“My ideal woman is unique. She doesn't stand out from a crowd, but her humor, smile, and interests separate her from everyone else. Someone who’s not afraid to be a complete goof around me. She enjoys being sociable, while still staying in sometimes. Lastly, she understands when to give me some room but has no issues removing all personal space.” —Jayson S.
“My dream woman is a woman who is beautiful, independent, and not afraid to challenge me. A woman who is straightforward and honest is a definite because we have to be able to communicate with each other. I'm looking for a woman who is willing to try new things and join me on my adventures. Someone who’s willing to get me out of my comfort zone and challenge me to do new things. If she’s all that and enjoys being active, eating, and traveling, she would be my ideal partner.” —Bryan V.
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“I’ve always appreciated the willingness to compromise, especially since that's the foundation for a good relationship. But I also wanted someone who shared my basic, fundamental moral values. That's kind of where the line is drawn with regard to compromise; it's very difficult to compromise when it comes to your moral values and standards.” —Eric A.
“I was looking for someone who shared my top interests but not necessarily all my interests. I wasn't looking for a female version of myself, but rather someone that I could share my favorite activities with and at the same time could expose me to new things. As cliché as it might sound, I was looking for someone I could be stuck on a desert island with because ultimately, getting married would be similar to that.” —Ernesto M.
“The key is to find a woman who is surrounded by sweetness. You’ll never get sick of that.” —Jason S.
“I had no idea what I was looking for when I started dating my wife, but before I knew it, I was in love! She showed up to my activities and immediately jumped in with my group of friends. This was amazing because my friends and I can be very closed off and difficult to deal with. She supported the things I like to do, as well. This amazed me, and for the first time I felt like if she could do this, we might be together forever. Her personality was great for the long term. While everyone can use help from time-to-time, I could tell she could take care of herself. I wanted an equal partner to share with, not another child to take care of. She not only can take care of herself, but takes care of me, too, from time to time.” —Sean D.
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“Something that attracts me is a girl that's very ambitious and has goals set. Someone who is driven and is a hard worker. She doesn't just sit at home and depend on her man. She's constantly hustling and is very supportive. A girl like this deserves everything.” —Jay R.
“When I was hunting/trapping for a mate, I was looking for someone who was loyal, cute, fun to be with, and had big boobs. (I’m three for four so far.) And I wanted someone who was going to be a good mother, someone whose schedule would allow for family life, and someone who enjoyed my family as much as I enjoyed hers. (four for four there!)” —Al H.
“I’m looking for: (1) A girl who is logical and rational in her thinking and doesn't jump to conclusions in a given situation. (2) A girl who embraces her culture and traditions. (3) A girl who relates to a guy's sense of humor and doesn't get offended. (4) A girl who is a romantic and a daydreamer and believes that true love still exists. (5) A girl who has a kind heart toward everyone. (6) A girl who is intellectual and can carry a sophisticated conversation.” —Dave G.
“I love my girlfriend because I can be myself around her, making jokes, pulling antics, and just goofing around. I love that she’s caring, lovable, considerate, passionate, sporty, and so much more. Four years ago, the first time I saw her, even without speaking to her I knew she was special and that I had to get to know her. Today, I’m glad I made that choice to talk to her, show her my love, and be in her presence. One of the main reasons I love her, though, is that she supports me in whatever decisions I make and helps me to make them grow into something much bigger than I thought they could to be. —Dave S.
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