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August 31, 2010

What Women Really Want

Don't have a lot of time to write today but this list of relationship hints for guys struck me (with one or two very minor exceptions) as dead on accurate. That surprised me a bit, as I usually find these lists vapid and whiny. If you don't read anything else, the last one is worth its price in gold:

When it comes to what women want from men, the little things really do matter. The items on this list aren’t particularly difficult or time-consuming, but they are, unfortunately, very often overlooked by men. This often leads a woman to feel neglected, which in turn leads to nagging and other problems. Make her feel special, and she’ll go to the ends of the earth for you; try one of these suggestions, and she’ll feel like you've already gone there and back for her.

The bolded part goes for the male of the species, too.

Posted by Cassandra at August 31, 2010 08:04 AM

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yeah, these are small but so important things... Does not require any real effort, does it??

Posted by: olga at August 31, 2010 04:18 PM

For me, the dancing thing is not so important. I will admit to feeling kind of sad when we were younger about not getting to dance a lot but I totally understand him not wanting to get all hot and sweaty when he's wearing a uniform made out of wool! It was easy for me b/c women generally don't wear much when they go out but guys are often wearing clothes that aren't comfortable or are hot.

We danced for hours at my DIL's sister's wedding, though. It reminded me of when we were still dating :)

I don't get wrapped around the axle about remembering trivial stuff like when you first kissed (or your first date) either. I am not sure *I* remember that, to be perfectly honest. Doesn't mean I don't care - just that it's been a while and the rest of our relationship is more important than some random date that happened 30+ years ago.

I am not so big on remembering trivial anniversaries. My husband forgot our very first anniversary (it was engraved inside both our rings) but I got over it... eventually :p If you're treated well 364 days a year you generally don't get bent out of shape over the small stuff. Lots of times we don't do much of anything for my birthday, but that doesn't bother me.

But the rest of the stuff - being physically affectionate outside the boudoir, taking care with your appearance (like you did when you were still dating) is huge, in my book. Most of it boils down to not taking the other person for granted. Seems like such a common sense rule.

Posted by: Cassandra at August 31, 2010 05:03 PM

I like that list. I'm maybe not big on the nightclub scene, but I did always enjoy dancing. There still places that you can go to for dinner and dancing?? Not that I have a dance partner at the moment...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at August 31, 2010 11:29 PM