Men and women are similar in some ways, but in others, they’re as different as night and day. No wonder women are always trying to figure out what makes a man tick—what the heck do they really want? Why do they behave a certain way? So here are 10 surprising secrets that you should know about men that’ll seriously open your eyes. Learning these things can totally help you understand the men in your life so that you can sail smoothly towards a happy ending.
Men Want Respect
Men and women both have one very important thing in common. They want respect from their significant other. In fact, they value it more than love itself, and if they get that from you, they’ll be open to providing trust, admiration, and love. But keep in mind that respect is earned, not given.
Tell Him What You Want
Guys aren’t mind readers, but they do value a woman that will just come out and tell them what it is that they want. He’s not a mind reader, and he doesn’t have the ability to tell what’s wrong because “he knows you.” Just be upfront with him! There’s nothing more alluring than someone who knows what they want and isn’t afraid to say it.
Men Are Vulnerable, Too
Society made us believe that men were basically made of steel! Nothing but logical creatures whose feelings never got hurt because, well you know the drill…”big boys don’t cry” right? Nope. Wrong. They’re just as vulnerable as everyone else, and they have a ton of insecurities, too. Acknowledge his role as a boyfriend, husband, or father. Respect him, and let him know you love him, but most importantly, tell him why you love him. He’ll appreciate the boost of confidence.
They Love Compliments
You like being told that you look beautiful, and that your hair looks nice, or that your dress is pretty, don’t you? Well, men like compliments as well, of course! Who doesn’t want to feel beautiful and appreciated? If he looks good in those skinny jeans or his hair is looking particularly stylish, let him know!