It seems like as women we spend our whole lives dreaming of finding the right guy for us. Would you be surprised to know that guys actually do the same thing? Men have a list of traits that they consider important when searching for a woman to share their life with.

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Keep these 7 traits that guys dream of in mind:

#1. Integrity

Beauty does not come from what’s on the outside, as much as we like to focus on our looks. The truth is that it shines from inside of us when we are true to who we are. Guys notice that and are drawn to it like magnets.

Being genuine is the best way to meet the guy you’re meant to be with.

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#2. Respect

When guys get to know women, they pay a lot of attention to how a woman regards herself. They are looking to see that you have self-respect. While compromising yourself may seem like the ‘sexier’ option, the truth is that it does not create the impression of serious girlfriend material.

Don’t do things just to impress guys because the truth is they’re more impressed when they see you being true to you and your boundaries.

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#3. Affection

Physical connectedness is important to men, but not just sexuality as is commonly assumed. Men want to feel that they are appreciated and love, and they understand these things largely through simple, affectionate touches.

Be free with your hugs and soft touches, and your guy will know you’re just as into him as he is to you.

#4. Smarts

Don’t play dumb! Whoever popularized this habit really did a disservice to all women. Men actually enjoy real and stimulating conversations. Share your interests with him and try to learn about his.

The lifetime you spend together will be much more interesting if you’re intellectually compatible.

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#5. Confidence

Before you try to enter into a serious relationship, do yourself the favor of building up your self-esteem. Men may not know it, but they love women who have real confidence. This doesn’t mean being competitive or critical of others, but knowing who you are and standing comfortably in your own skin.

#6. Ambition

It’s sexy to know that a woman has dreams and the passion to follow them. Don’t be scared to share your plans and your desires with your guy. He will love hearing about them and want to learn how he can help you in your pursuit.

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#7. Modesty

Men love women who are humble, yet able to accept praise. Confidence is great and self-respect is necessary, but don’t forget about compassion for others and simply remembering that we’re all human. Guys want a woman who will acknowledge the compliments they’re given without letting their ego get out of control!

What it all boils down to is that men are attracted to realness. Focus on being yourself and all of your traits will reflect this quality.

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