What Do Women Want From Men in a Relationship?

what do women want?

A woman may want many things in a man, but if there are a few things that make a difference, this is it. So what do women want from men? Find out here.

It’s not easy to please a woman.

Or that’s what many men who have lost in love think.

Pleasing a woman isn’t just about catering to her whims.

In reality, understanding what women want from men is all about realizing what it takes to be a good man and even better company.

If you can understand what it takes to become a better man, you’d surely understand what women want in a perfect man.

But for starters, here is a list of simple things that can make your woman feel like she’s hit the jackpot on you.

What do women want from men?

It all comes down to simple things, really.

But it’s always the simple things that are the hardest, isn’t it, especially when you don’t realize the importance of the little things that really matter.

Use these pointers here, and your woman will feel more loved and happy than ever before.

A man who can woo her often

Remember the first few weeks of love where you tried everything you could think of to impress your woman?

It’s a little thought that’s almost always forgotten by men once they get into a serious relationship.

While the first flush of excited love may flicker out for men, it never does for women. Women like to be treated with love and affection.

Look for ways to brighten her day, and always remember those special days that matter. When you look for ways to make your woman smile, you’ll inevitably find yourself smiling a lot too. [Read: Traits of a chivalrous man]

Women like being envied

If you can make your girlfriend or wife feel better than the other women around her, she’ll be grateful and will fall more in love with you every day. All of us base our own relationships on the relationships we see all around us. If others cheat, we assume we have to cheat too. If other boyfriends treat their girlfriends better, we assume we have to do it too.

But instead of waiting for someone else to get the best boyfriend title, take the lead. Surprise your woman with flowers at her workplace, plan special dinners and take off on little vacations. Make your woman feel like she’s having the best relationship in the world, and you’ll be just the man she would love to be with forever, even if there’s a lot of competition in the air.

A man who can appreciate her

You may constantly look for ways to please your woman. But if she doesn’t acknowledge your gestures, wouldn’t you feel let down and annoyed? Women feel that too. Always appreciate your woman, even for the smallest of her gestures to please you. And remember, as much as the big things in love matter, it’s the little things that count. [Read: How to compliment a woman]

Be the man who makes her proud

Pride is a shallow trait, but it does have its benefits too. Women love a man who is successful in his own path. Are you proud of what you do every day? If you’re happy with your own life, your woman will be happy for you too. Be the man who is proud of his achievements, and your woman will definitely be proud of you. And when she’s proud of the person you are, she’ll only love you more.

A man who makes her feel lucky

Women want a man who can look good and dress well. Be the man your woman will be happy to show off to her friends and other guys who try to hit on her. When her friends envy her or comment on how charming you are, your woman can’t help but blush and realize how lucky she is to be with you.

A charmer who can make her laugh

Girls love a guy with a sense of humor. You don’t have to be a clown to impress your girl, but you do need to look at the happy side of everything now and then. A serious boyfriend may be great for family planning in the future but a fun guy is perfect all year around. [Read: Ways to charm a girl]

A man who’s loved by her family and friends

When you date a woman on a long term, her friends start to become your friends. And the same goes with family too. Do you take the effort to make her friends and family like you? Women want a man who can not only get along with her friends, but someone who can help her friends have a great time when he’s around. [Read: Meeting the parents for the first time]

A guy who knows what he wants

Women like a man who has found a purpose to his life. If you’re wondering what women want from men in a relationship, you really need to think about your own focus in life. Do you see where you’re heading and what you wish to do a few years down the lane? Be determined and ambitious, and your woman will share your dream and help you climb the mountains in your path.

A man who cares about his woman

At the beginning of a new relationship, you may be exceptionally concerned about your girlfriend. Don’t stop that just because your relationship has passed the flirty start already. Women love men who care about them and pay attention to their needs and interests. Showing care and concern reassures your woman and lets her know that you still pay attention to her and her needs.

Women want a good listener

The art of listening is one of the delicate strings that hold a relationship together. When you don’t listen to your partner, both of you may end up straying or confiding to someone else outside the relationship. Be a good listener and pay attention to what she feels and says. There always has to be good communication in any successful relationship.

A man she can depend on

If your woman asks you for a favor, do you try your best to perform the favor to the best of your abilities? Most men don’t. They just find it easier to do a bad job so they can be excused from future errands. Don’t be that guy. [Read: Are you an annoying boyfriend?]

Be the man your woman can depend on. Learn to be trustworthy and dependable, it’s the easiest way to eliminate fear and helpless frustrations in romance.

Women love a guy who can get naughty

Look for ways to make her laugh now and then. It doesn’t matter if it’s a naughty bedroom trick or a witty humorous prank. Women love seeing a fun side in a serious guy. It keeps the child in you alive, and it’ll definitely make her more excited to be with you.

A man who considers his woman an equal

Respect for each other is rather important in any relationship. Do you really respect your woman and think she’s just as capable as you? Both of you may not have the same qualities or talents, but as long as you respect your woman and truly understand that she’s just as good as you, and may even be better than you in more ways than one, you’ll learn to admire her and take her seriously. And women want that in a man they’re going to share their life with. [Read: How to be a good boyfriend]

So what do women want from men in a relationship? Use these pointers for starters, and you’ll definitely be able to make a great impression and keep her ecstatic in love at the same time. [Read: Traits women want in a man]

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28 thoughts on “What Do Women Want From Men in a Relationship?”

  1. Mickey says:

    What do women want, you ask? How about another chump to come along so she can stick her man-hating stilettos through his chest.

  2. Jack says:

    >A man who considers his woman an equal
    >Someone to depend on

    These are polar opposites. Like most men, what most women want in my experience is STATUS SYMBOLS. But then they tell you that gold necklace, that nice house, the clothes you bought for her, are really SYMBOLS OF LOVE. Men never fall for that crap, they know a status symbol when they see one. Many accept the lie because it’s nice to not have to cook for yourself, regular sex, etc.

    Women make their bodies a symbol of status, and treat men the same. But I tell you now, some men (and women!) don’t want to play the status game. They just want to live full, happy lives with some companionship. And if the companions share enough orgasms, men call that a “relationship”. Any time you define a relationship as something more than that, you set yourself up to fail.

  3. Temperance says:

    First, not all women are selfish, controlling and manipulative. If all the women you’ve dated have been the way, you’re attracting the wrong type. (Maybe you can find an article on this site that will help?)

    Jack, if you read the article, you’d realize that “be able to depend on a guy” is different from “being financially dependent on a guy.” Women want to know that a guy will be there for them if they need help. If my best friend were to tragically die, I’d want to be sure my man would do his best to comfort me and take care of me while I recover emotionally. Money and jewelry have nothing to do with it. I believe that women should be able to financially support themselves, but in turn, men should be able to take care of themselves. I’d never date a guy who can’t cook for himself, clean his own place, do his own laundry, etc.

    If the woman cooks and cleans in the relationship while the man makes the cash, it’s not a bad thing. It makes sense to divvy up the duties. My point is that it doesn’t absolutely have to be that way.

  4. Karl says:

    In my experience what most women look for in a man is someone who is willing to pay to take them on vacation at least twice a year and spend the remaining time serving as a punching bag for psychological insecurities.

  5. Mike says:

    they seem to want men with a very large bank account nowadays.

  6. emma says:

    Tried all this!! The more you give, the more they take!! Don’t focus so much on her if she is so selfishly self absorbed. there are so many good things and people around to woo someone you are daily slaving for like she doesn’t see it.

  7. Adrian says:

    That’s so true, women nowadays are just interested in money and having good times – night’s out, etc. And, they always tend to go for the popular guy with the most friends and material things.

  8. TheTruth says:

    they want a man that is rich, then they will cheat on him. and many women today are certainly the biggest cheaters as well as the biggest losers.

  9. ROBERT says:

    I have found it strange that woman always go on about cheating and how wrong it is yet when the table is turned they seem to think that it is ok.Just how dumb do they think us males are for f…sake.I have found out that when your woman says she is going out with the girls it means she is going out to play up and cheat on you sad but it is the truth.

  10. Shakti says:

    As a woman I must say this article describes exactlywhat we women wants.Its sad to hear that so many of you guys think women are only after money and material things.my guess is that this is what many of you have experienced, and often what we focus on and expect is what we get.Once you appreciate a woman for the human being she is and makE her feel safe loved and appreciated, and you follow the article you can not possibly fail. Though you need to.be authentic and do the actions from your heart. And she will love you forever.

    Just as sad as it is to see the male reaction that women are only after money and materialism, the reversed stereotype is that men only wants a hot beautiful trophy girl next to them, rather than a life partner. In many cases both are accurate, but in most cases neither is true.. Love Shakti <3

  11. ricky says:

    I try every day to please my woman Im in love with her so much I think you so much for this advice we plan to get married soon and this help me so much so thanks for making me a better man

  12. Nicole says:

    I feel really bad for you guys that think all women want is a man with money and a man who will buy her everything!! But I have to wonder if you same guys are the ones that only go after some amazingly hot chick you see at the bar, or walking down the street. From experience, women with too much confidence, tend to be the most materialistic! I am the least materialistic woman most people ever meet. I do not want anything out of my relationship except for my man to show me that I am loved, appreciated, and I am worth his time. Being wooed every once in a while is not bad either! As the woman in the relationship, I try to woo my man as much as possible! But I do not EXPECT it from him.
    To be honest, most of these are pretty obvious! Of course I want a man I can depend on. I mean if I can’t depend on you, then why would I be with you? All men and women should treat their partner as their equal! DUH! If you find that hard to do, learn to enjoy the single life!

  13. faux says:

    I’ve tried treating women as an equal. They hate it.

    When women say they want that, what they mean is to treat them like they want to be treated. Which may well be how they treat people they consider their equal, but probably not how you do.

  14. Mark says:

    I have been seeing my GF for almost 6 mos. now.We live several hours away from each other.She said she wants to come live with me.Her two children still live with her one is 21 and the other 24,she caters to them like they are kids.When we talk about her coming to live with me she always have a different excuse about why she hasnt made the move.She has made the comment several times that she doesnt know what she would do with out them and what they would do without her.She just wont let them grow up it seems.Sometimes I feel she is trying to push me so I will break off the relationship and look like the bad guy.I tell her all the time I love her buy her things and now I dont know what more I can do.

  15. Ben says:

    Funny how the article mentions ‘the simple things’, yet goes on to create an elaborate list of 13 very specific items….need I say more?

  16. lekililani says:

    I have 2 guys in my life wanting to date me; one is a millionaire, he bends over backward to try to impress me and typically just turns me off. He tries too hard to be something he’s not. If he would just relax and be himself he might be more appealing. The other guy doesn’t have tons of money, he has a decent steady job… but he has what I want. He is a man’s man. He has confidence and he is romantic in a hot and bad kind of way. We have intense physical chemistry. That might not pay the bills, but it sure does make life a lot more fun and interesting. I’ll take passion over money any day.

  17. Brandy says:

    I feel so sad for the bitter guys here, because I know the kind of girls they’re chasing. They are the hot girls who treat guys like that “because they can”. If you guys would stop obsessing over the super hotties, and go for the average girl, you’d experience something completely different. Average girls, the girl next door, the coworker, etc. They are the girls this article is referring to. They are the majority of women in the world. I say this to you as one of the non-average girls.

  18. kofybean says:

    @Brandt All girls are like that. You think the average guy even has a shot in the dark to talk to these “hotties” you mention?
    Basically saying women will never be happy as long as they imagine someone has it better than them, and the man has to bend over backwards to provide a lifestyle she envies? This article is written for a Kardashian.
    If women weren’t after money and status, sugar daddy websites wouldn’t exist.
    And Jack has it right. It is polar opposite to want a man to provide a life and lifestyle for you, but also consider you equal.
    Finally, and most importantly, nothing in this whole article gives, everything is take. Take take take. Nothing in this article denotes a woman wanting a man she can give to, help, make better, build something together… it’s all about her.

  19. Mickey says:


    The women you’re referring to act exactly the same freakin; way. Who are you kidding?

  20. Jake Eagleshield says:

    Have you ever seen the ‘reality show ‘the bachelor? Tell me those women are not entirely mercenary.
    They don’t give a damn about the guys personality,only the size of his bank account,and are willing to prostitute themselves to get their hands on it.
    To be fair,all the bachelor is interested in,is getting laid.

  21. Justin says:

    Mickey, I agree, i have been in relationships with the plain girl next door, it make me wonder why every woman I meet want the same thing, it’s like they all talk about how they want to be equal, but not long after you are out of your job and in a hospital bed, they start looking for other guys, but you turn the situation around, if she is sick or out of work, I’m sticking with her, and most guys will, it’s sad to know that most women won’t, but I have seen this over and over, down through the years, if something bad happens and the man is sick, or lost his job, she will be gone, if it be a few days or a year or two, she will leave you!

  22. Catwoman says:

    What women especially don’t want is a man who is so bitter about ‘all woman` that he refuses to see her as an individual. If you are really that bitter about your girlfriends that is probably one of the main reasons your relationships are not working out too well.

  23. simply a man says:

    listen very carefully don’t see this list as the ultimate way to win a girl because when you follow down this list and you tried everything to make her feel good and you tried every way possible to get her intrested and make her feel comfortable save what she wil do is letting you down so if i can share this opinion why do girls ? Always look for new things while they have everything they want ? is it some thrill of the chase or something ? is it like chasing cars in midnight ? even when your confident even when you want her so bad that you run trough certain obstacles for her with a big smile stil she wil refuse how can you explain that ? isn’t logical to me isn’t realy fair for the guy that did everything he can to please her while she has al the world for herself

  24. Justin Rule says:

    What do woman want?…who cares!

  25. Michael Crab says:

    Excellent aspects… nearly no room for flaws, though. She wants Superman! Hehe, of course not, it cannot be because he fell from the horse and only kept the movement of his neck. That happened before he passed years later after spending time showing the world the great character he had, a trait that was interestingly NOT included in the list of this site.

  26. This is good stuff and so true!

  27. jab7168 . says:

    Women want to be envied = you have a lot of money. Hypergamy is the bottom line when it comes to women.

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