If you’re thinking about getting married or would like to get married in the near future, there are some things that men have identified as qualities that make a woman “wife material.” It’s true! A group of men were interviewed and they spilled all the details on what they believe make a woman and a relationship marriage material and make them want to stay in it for the long haul. This group doesn’t speak for everyone but if you’re curious to see what makes some men think about putting a ring on it, then you have to keep reading to find out the scoop!
Sounds simple, right? Who doesn’t like to laugh and have fun? Actually, there’s more to it. This group of guys determined that they like their partner to know how to laugh but have a good sense of humor and be able to laugh along with him. This isn’t just about what’s fun for you, it’s having fun and laughing together as a couple. Let’s face it, life as its ups and downs and you want to know that your partner is able to stick with you while being able to get through those tough times with some laughs.
This is a big one! I was once the queen of self-deprecation. I thought that if I were able to point out all of my perceived flaws that the other person would know that I knew about them and that would give me some sort of pass. It sounds, crazy, I know! If you have a difficult time accepting yourself, you can change that. Check out a quick article on self-acceptance by psychcentral.com
Having routines as a couple is cool but men also found that they wanted their partners to have their own career, interests, and friends outside of the relationship. Of course, he wants to share things with you but it’s also important to have your own thing going on. Your life doesn’t stop and totally change once you’re in a relationship so don’t let it!
This sounds like a tall order, but what it means is that you challenge him to be better. No one wants to spend their life with someone who brings out the slob in them or makes them want to be irresponsible. Think about your friends, no one really wants to hang out with someone who brings others down or wants to see others fail, right? We all want to surround ourselves with positive people so we make the most out of life, not just cruise through.
Some families show a lot of affection toward one another whereas others show little to none. It could be due to culture or upbringing but these guys definitely wanted to be with someone who wasn’t afraid to show their love for their significant other. One went so far as to say that he didn’t want his children to ever wonder why his parents didn’t hug, kiss, or show any outward affection toward one another. This doesn’t mean that women who aren’t super affectionate are ruled out! It all depends on you and your partner. Don’t be afraid to speak up about it if you two have different views!
Showing your partner unconditional love is one of the few things on this list which all men want to see in their partners. You want to feel secure that even if the two of you fight, you still care deeply. You want to make sure that they leave for work with a coat in case it rains. You don’t hold your partner’s past mistakes against them whenever you fight. You’ll go through your difficulties together but it’ll never change how you feel about your partner.
Do you consider yourself to be curious? Intelligence is attractive and that doesn’t mean you have to be a genius in order to get married! Having a thirst for knowledge means you want to learn and are curious about the world around you. You want to challenge and inspire your partner while also learning along with them.
A big pet peeve of mine is when someone finds the need to publicly embarrass their partner. I’m not talking about poking fun at someone in a friendly way. I’m talking about bringing up something that should be addressed in private and purposely trying to embarrass your partner in front other others. No one wants to feel like they’re being scolded by a parent or publically humiliated.
We all want to be with someone who’s nice, but not just on the surface or during the honeymoon phase. These men who were interviewed stated that they wanted their wife to be someone who was truly kind and thoughtful. For example, you do little things like making the bed in the morning, make them coffee just the way he likes, fills the car up with gas so he doesn’t have to make an extra trip, you know what I’m talking about. If you treat other how you’d like to be treated, you’re basically golden.
While this list of marriage material qualities doesn’t apply to all men, it gives us some insight into what a man considers when looking for his life partner. Do you have a list or some ideas of what your ideal partner is like? Share them with us below, we’d love to know!
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