The sugary love… the one that is 'Teenagish'… a zillion butterflies stuttering in the stomach – the list of metaphors to describe a young fresh romance is probably endless. But when it comes to the one with whom an independent woman would like to spend her life with, I'm sure she prefers someone who is the 'Complete Man'.
So how does one even define this man? Does it mean she needs a matured snobbish guy who is never fun? Does it mean she wants the corporate honcho who is full of formalities even when he is in his bedroom or may be the one who only brought up like the knight in the shining armor and hence doesn't know how to get out of castle full of bricks and walls!
Honestly, it is not that complicated. An intelligent woman expects her man to have one or many of the following qualities for her to feel secure and loved in the relationship.
He doesn't give up on her or situations when the going gets tough. He knows how to stick around and make it work because they value relationships. Real men don't run out after a little fight, and they don't take it out on their significant others when they're in a bad mood.
And he also doesn't bottle up his feelings until he explodes, either. He knows how to express his emotions with ease and does it with warmth and respect. He is comfortable talking through the issues he's been having, and will make a genuine effort to fix any underlying issue that's been plaguing the relationship. He does not believe in being the problem creator or the supreme judge, instead he that even major problems don't define the relationship; it's how you both work through them that does.
He knows how to respect his woman in front of his family, friends and the world that he defines for himself. He won't make her feel dejected or support less when it comes to dealing with his side of the family/people. He knows that it is his duty to support his wife as much as he supports his family.
He knows that no matter how strong a woman is, she'd never want to share her husband with any other woman (en). He would never cheat on her or do anything to trigger her insecurities.
He has his ways of admiring her – her beauty, her intellect, her achievements and even her love for him. He knows she waits to hear it from him, he knows making her feel wanted would make her want him more…
He knows and acknowledges the fact that even a strong woman can be vulnerable or needy at times and he never makes her feel terrible about being feminine or emotional.
He is matured enough to forgive and restore love and togetherness instead of threatening to end the relationship or discarding her or their bond. He knows everyone makes mistakes, and he's able to shrug hers off easily.
He rarely beats himself up about much, but when he causes her pain, he'll do anything to right his wrongs.
Even if he doesn't say it often… even if he doesn't believe in gifting or taking her out for dinners or brunches, he has her ways of expressing his love for her – the unsaid yet impactful ways of telling her how much he loves her.