Why should men settle for women that only offer appearances? Some women still believe that their beauty is enough to keep men happy. Those days are long gone. Men no longer settle for such raw deals. So what makes a woman a great catch?
Today, professional and successful men are in hot pursuit of smart, funny, independent, spontaneous, and very sexy women. Why shouldn't we? After all, don't we deserve better than women whose only talent is tossing their hair from one shoulder to the other?
If you are in a relationship right now, stop for a moment and analyze your current situation. Is your girlfriend a keeper, or should you just sweep her away? It's time to look for the five crucial qualities of a Gold Medal Girlfriend.
1. Independence makes her strong
Women who have balanced lives and interests of their own and who don't depend on men are the ones who can attract men without effort. Desperation to find men and get married are qualities that will drive most men away from potentially adequate relationships.
2. A great girlfriend gives you space and freedom
Another requirement for most men is that girlfriends or wives give them space to pursue outside interests. Relationships should not be like a 7-Eleven, open 24/7. Clinginess is the quickest route to relationship disasters. Too much space could be a sign of rockiness in relationships, from a lack of love, interest or attraction, but freedom allows men to grow as individuals and gives them breathing room, which is much appreciated.
3. She stays calm
There is no reason for men to be afraid that their girlfriends will freak out on a daily basis. The two scenarios men hate the most: women crying for no reason and women acting suspicious. If these scenarios seem familiar, then get out and don't look back. Men want women they can trust. No one wants to be questioned and interrogated by the people that supposedly love them.
4. She's one of the guys
Men look for women who not only complement them but share their interests as well. If she's going to be your best friend, then why not do things that you enjoy together? Monday Night Football can be a great activity for two, if you're both interested in it.
5. Sex is always an adventure with a great girlfriend
Some women think that as long as they have sex from time to time, their men will be happy. But sexual relations should not be one-sided; women cannot lie back and expect men to do all the work. If that's the case, boredom will set in very quickly. Nothing keeps men more interested than women with vast sexual ranges. Women should make their men feel wanted and desired; they should make sweet love one night and be wild the next. If women keep men guessing, they'll come back for more — always. Of course, men have to keep their women guessing too. Remember, it takes two to tango.
These are just some of the qualities men look for in ideal girlfriends. Keep in mind though, I'm not suggesting men dump their girlfriends if they don't have the qualities mentioned above. What I am saying is that maybe men should think about what they need and want in relationships and strive to be with someone who fulfills those needs.
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