Ever wondered what you should never miss out in a guy? Ever wanted to know the qualities that truly stand out in a guy? I mean, ever wanted to know the kind of guys you should NEVER take for granted? Well, Brenda Della Casa has made life easier for you in this revealing article.
It’s time to celebrate the grown-up men who know how to treat a woman. As a woman, there’s nothing better than being in the presence of a man who relishes in his masculinity in a way that doesn’t involve the obvious chest-pounding and cat-calling, but the confident reserve of a gentleman.
Before you accuse me of hating men, let me be clear: I love more things about men than I can put into one article. This is not about finding female empowerment though man-bashing. Quite the opposite, actually. It’s a celebration of the grown-up man’s man who knows how to treat a woman.
What does this man look like? Here are 16 signs he’s a gentleman.
1. He appreciates a woman who shows she cares for him, but he isn’t interested in being courted.
He enjoys the taking the lead in courting and doesn’t need to be “chased” because he’s in desperate need of an ego stroke. He also won’t play “puppy dog” to a woman who takes advantage of this.
2. He can balance both swag and sophistication, and a career and a personal life without too many proverbial exclamation points.
And certainly not multiple ones in a text message. No, no, no.
3. When he’s interested in a woman, he doesn’t wait three days to call her.
But he does actually call her, and when he does, he asks her out for dinner, makes reservations, picks a great bottle of wine (because he knows how to) and then makes sure she gets home safely.
4. If he wants to see her again, he lets her know.
And if he doesn’t, he politely lets her know that it was a pleasure to spend time with her, even if it wasn’t. He does, however, let her know gently and firmly enough that he’s not interested so she doesn’t waste her time thinking it might become something it won’t.
5. He reads actual books and newspapers.
He holds opinions on everything from scotch pairings to world events, all while understanding that not all of his opinions are facts and that not everyone has to agree with him in order for him to maintain his relationships or his manhood.
In fact, he enjoys it when you don’t agree with him because it means he gets to indulge you in a good debate or leave you thinking a little bit harder about things than when you sat down in front of him.
6. He opens doors and takes coats.
Not because he feels a woman is weak, but because he’s strong enough to show that he cares about the comfort of those around him.
7. He might want to get into a woman’s bed, but he’s also interested in getting into her head.
Experience has shown him that seduction is a delicate dance, and the man who resides in her mind has conquered every other part of her.