Here’s what the women we spoke with revealed…
• He listens: This was a unanimous, across-the-board comment from the women I talked to. A guy who truly listens – and remembers – things you say or things you care about is a gem in our eyes!
• His ability to let go: Every couple has their arguments, and a guy who can say, “Hey, let’s move forward and not hold onto this,” is one that we are especially enamoured with.
It’s not easy for anyone to let go of anger or hurt and truly move on but we appreciate a guy who can.
• He’s a straight shooter: He doesn’t adhere to the 3-day “no text, no call” rule. He tells you how he feels and what he is looking for. He may have a game, but he doesn’t play it with you or in his dating life.
• He’s a Helper: Whether it was coming to the rescue of someone stranded on the side of the road or helping Grandpa John out with his moving sale, women told me they were extremely impressed by a helpful and selfless guy.
• He can laugh – at himself: There’s a reason sense of humour is pretty much tops in the “must haves” for most people.
Life is too short to be so serious. A guy who can laugh at himself and the small stuff that goes awry is pretty amazing.
• He takes initiative: It’s not super often that I hear about a guy planning a night out or an elaborate dinner for his lady.
Women are extremely touched when men take the time to think up a great adventure for the two of them – and planning several weeks in advance is especially impressive!
• The small stuff: He goes around the neighbourhood and collects your favourite flowers, putting them in a lovely vase for you when you get home.
He knows you have had a stressful day, so he brings over your favourite tea latte. It’s not about elaborate gifts for most women, but the thought that counts.
• He’s willing…: to try new restaurants, to see the occasional chick flick, or to accompany you on your big shopping spree (and carry your bags!). In return, we will watch the big game with him.
• He takes care of himself: A guy who cares about all aspects of his being, including his physical and emotional health and understands that those are important areas to tend to is truly impressive.
• He understands: He may not totally get why you need to visit the hair salon every four weeks, but he doesn’t question it.
He may not get why you feel the need to tell your best friend every detail of your outfit, or day, or whatever, but he accepts it.
A guy who may not understand you, but lets you be who you are, is a gift.
By: JEANNIE ASSIMOS
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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