I am sure that I am revealing my age, but most men, even young men, are thrilled to find a woman who knows how to cook--- not gourmet quality meals, men don't care about gourmet food-- but who can competently put a meal on the table with some consistency.
For me, her appearance (that she enjoys herself) should reflect my image well. Here are a few things I cooked up, but I can elaborate if needed.
5) Sense of humor - Make me laugh sometimes, so I don't always have to be the one doing the work. Almost any woman can become the ideal culture stereotype of what Hollywood told me was desirable (just as guys can work toward becoming the alpha male). I want to be challenged, grow and feel I am making a difference.
3) Maturity - I don't think anything would make a guy say "oh dear god" as bad as baby talk.
4) Taking pride in appearance - every guy would love to show his buddies that he's "got a hot ass girl" (subject to personal taste).
What I do want you to understand is that even though I am very masculine, I have a softer side. It's amazing to me how many women find that threatening, as if they are the only ones entitled to have feelings.
This is not to say that women and men are the same. #2: Simply put, I just want someone who I am attracted to, who I have fun with, who gets along with my friends and family and that is not a constant pain in the ass.A couple months ago, I did exactly that, but via Facebook.I emailed about 25 male friends and acquaintances -- mostly men in their 20's and 30's but a couple older men as well -- to ask them the following: "What do you, as a man, want?While the wants and needs of different people are always unique, thereby partially nullifying such a query, I did get a sense from many of the responses I received that there is a certain male need to be with a woman who takes pride in her femininity and allows her partner to take pride in his masculinity.That is to say, despite a general desire for gender equity in relationships, a man still wants to feel he is with a woman and not someone who is competing for, trying to tear down or undermine his manhood.It seems that the more time passes, the more complicated people assume the answer to this type of question will get ("It was a simpler time back in my day..."), especially because gender roles, with each passing decade, become more relaxed and fluid.