Thursday, 12 May 2011
Okay, recently I posted this. It was pretty much a list of personality traits I find unattractive in men. I got a lot of criticism for being a nagging, hypocritical, picky bitch. Not only from guys but girls as well. So I am not going to write a list about what I dislike about men, but rather everything I appreciate about men. I am not a man-hater in away. I love men. Sorry it came off the wrong way. I am not discounting or taking back any of the things that I wrote, however, maybe I should have accompanied my negative feelings towards men with positive feelings as well.
Obviously I could put a list of words or titles describing what traits I prefer. However, it really is the little things that men do that I appreciate most. Receiving a compliment from a man is so special. I don't care if an 80 year old man tells me I smell nice or a 10 year old little boy tells me I am pretty. There is something special about hearing a compliment.
Hopefully, chivalrous men are not a dying breed, because I love having the door held open for me and having a man walk me to my car. I know some feminists say it makes women look inferior. I think that is ridiculous. Obviously I can hold open my own door, it is just a nice gesture that never goes unnoticed in my book.
It is a good sign to see a man with a great group of guy friends. I am always a little bit wary about dating men without close friends or without any guy friends. Just like I am cautious about becoming friends with a girl without a lot of girl friends. This sends red flags to me. Obviously, there are always exceptions to every rule.
I always seem to be interested in guys that are talented in areas at which I am lacking. For instance, I am horrible at math and I have dated a lot of math majors. There is something intriguing about a guy understanding something that I can't. I love the way men smell (most men). The perfect smell is a guy that has a little bit of a sweaty, outdoorsy smell to him but with old spice deodorant on. Cologne is nice sometimes too.
A man who laughs all the time, especially at my jokes. I have a tendency to mess up jokes, or just tell really corny ones. So it is nice to hear someone laugh at my failed attempts every once in awhile. There is something about a man's laugh. I kind of like nervous or geeky laughters.
Once, I saw a guy pick up a piece of trash that wasn't his and I was immediately interested in him. It is just nice to see guys do nice things.
I could write on and on about the little things men do that make me smile. But, here are a few, hopefully I have redeemed myself. Ladies, feel free to add to the list of little things men do that make your day a little bit brighter. Men, go ahead and tell us some of the things you do that, you feel, go unnoticed or unappreciated. What are some of the small things us women do that you love?