What Real Women Expect from Men
Esquire asked 36 women at five definitive ages what they wanted out of a guy their age. Here's what they believed, in their own words
He should be compassionate, at least. There have to be some teenage boys with compassion!
He should be good with the parents.
He should have a goal.
He should know how to whittle wood.
We don't expect very much, to be honest.
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He should be reliable.
He shouldn't rely on text messaging as a tool of courtship.
He should have a "way" about him.
He should have traveled the world.
He should know how to cook one thing really well.
He should have a political affiliation.
He should, every now and then, substitute a light beer with Scotch on the rocks.
He should behave as if his mother raised him correctly — even if she didn't.
He should not have a belly.
He should have decided on a sexual preference.
He should possess the thoughtfulness required to help a mom with a stroller and two kids up the stairs.
He should not have mommy issues.
He should have moved on from pickup lines to conversation starters.
He should want the party to end at some point.
He should be a real partner.
He should still be eager to learn.
He should be able to sing along to all the songs on Boston's first album.
He should be financially secure.
He should understand the importance of jewelry in a woman's life.
He should take out the garbage without being asked.
He should be sexy.
He should be a gentleman.
He should work out.
He should smell like something: aftershave or cologne.
He should know politics.
He should be faithful.
He should like Bob Dylan.
He should dance.
He should not be addicted to his work.
He should admit his mistakes.
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