Top Qualities Men Want in a Dating Partner


1. She’s confident. One of the first things men look for in a woman is if she is comfortable in her own skin. They get turned off by women who ask superficial questions like if that dress makes her look fat or if you are as pretty as their ex. Men tend to get annoyed when they have to keep reassuring their girlfriend about how beautiful he thinks she is or how special she is to him.

2. She’s intelligent. Let’s face it, no one wants to date an imbecile. So, sure, you may have a smoking hot body, but if you’ve got nothing but air in between your ears, then it probably isn’t going to go far. He wants a woman who can challenge him intellectually, who can stand her own in a debate, and knows what’s going on in the world.

3. She isn’t materialistic. Yeah, it’s cool to have nice things, a man wants a woman who can appreciate the simpler things life has to offer. He wants to be a provider for the woman in his life, but he doesn’t want to have to break his back working so that he can afford the latest Prada bag or that limited edition Jimmy Cho shoes. He may want to wine and dine you now and then, but don’t expect it to be a regular occurrence, as it loses its specialness if done too often.

4. She’s spontaneous. Plans are nice, but a guy wants a woman who can roll with the punches and see where life takes her. Typically, men don’t have a detailed course of action when it comes to their life and they want to be able to pick up and go on a road trip with their girlfriend on the weekend without having to strategically plan the route.

5. She goes with the flow. Ladies, when you are calm and relaxed, you’ll probably notice that your guy is happier and easier to be around. Men don’t want to come home to a woman who is nagging him about this or that. He wants to be able to come home and relax after a long and hard day’s work. They know there is a list of chores that need to get done, but he will get to it in his own time.

6. She can have fun. Guys want to have a woman who finds him funny and laughs at his jokes. He wants a woman who can be playful and knows how to be that lovable girl-next-door that he fell in love with, not that tightly wound woman who is like a coil ready to snap.

7. She has a sensual side. There is more to attraction than just physical appearance. Men want a woman who knows she is sexy and doesn’t have a problem showing it. He wants a woman who knows how to embrace her femininity and enjoys flirting with him, making him feel wanted and desired.

8. She’s trustworthy. Perhaps the most important trait men want in a woman is that she is trustworthy and loyal. He doesn’t want to have to worry if his woman is lying to him about where she is going or who she is hanging out with. Once you lose that trust in a relationship, it’s difficult to get back.