We all want to be with a good man.
But what are the qualities of a good man? What is it about a guy that makes him “the one” for you? Is it the material things like flowers and chocolates that he brings you? Or is it the expensive dates he takes you on?
A real relationship is above all of that.
A good man is someone that has more to offer you than just material wealth.
So here are a few qualities in a man that tell you a lot. And if your man has these, you’ve landed yourself a keeper.
1. He is respectful
Your companion, let it be your husband or your boyfriend, should respect your decisions.
A good man has valuable insight to offer when consulted for advice. Yet, he knows that the final decision is your own and he not only respects but supports it.
He may not agree with you but he always has your back. He knows the art of a decent conversation. And that is what takes you forward in a relationship. You can always agree to disagree.
2. He is chivalrous, not conservative
Let’s admit it – it’s nice when a guy does cute things like opening the door for you.
However, a good man has faith in his girl. He knows that she is capable enough to take care of herself. It’s like a girl should know how to change a car tire so when she’s in need she can do it herself.
However, she shouldn’t have to when she has her man around.
A good man doesn’t do something for you because he thinks you can’t do it yourself. He does it purely out of love for you. He’s always proud of how competent you are.
3. He communicates
Communication is the key to a long-lasting, strong relationship.
A guy who realizes this is definitely a keeper. A guy who isn’t keen on communicating his feelings, thoughts, and problems isn’t a good man. All problems that arise can be solved from communicating to your significant other.
He will always communicate with you to work things out. This is an indication of effort on his behalf. Instead of leaving you to over think and figure out things for yourself he will be there with the facts and the honest truth.
4. He is grateful
The most straightforward way of telling whether or not a guy is a good man is by looking at how he treats your efforts.
Does he expect you to do things for him? Does he ever show gratitude to you? If he isn’t showing you gratitude when you do things for him you’re with the wrong guy.
A good man wouldn’t take you for granted. He doesn’t expect you to do things for him. However, when you do stuff for him he is grateful for your efforts. And he makes sure you know that!
5. He is a good listener
Everyone has something to say, however, the one who listens to what you have to say is the one for you.
He cares about your opinion. He is always listening to what you have to say. You won’t be afraid to voice your true opinion in front of him as he always is open to it.
A guy who actually listens to you can also contribute to the conversations better.
He’ll remember the things you told him days ago and randomly bring them up on relevant occasions. You’ll find it easier to talk to him. And within him, you’ll always find a friend to talk to.
6. He isn’t afraid of commitment
A commitment could mean a lot of things. It could mean the promise of staying with each other for the rest of your lives. It could also mean making a conscious effort to make your relationship work.
A good man isn’t afraid of either type of commitment.
You will always find him making effort to give you what you deserve. You’ll find him confiding in you and you will also feel protected when he’s around.
All of these things are a sign of his commitment to the relationship. He won’t be scared of being vulnerable around you. And his ego would never be a cause of harm to your relationship.
These are some of the many qualities to look for in a man. It is important to never settle for anyone less than a good man. And you should always remember that you attract what you so never forget to be a good person yourself!