From a woman’s point of view, understanding what a man is looking for can be challenging. We often try to impress men in different ways that seem to have no real affect on their interest in us. It’s time to stop guessing and to start focusing on things that actually matter to the men you’re interested in.

These are the 5 things men look for most in women:

#1. Appreciation

If you know anything about men then you know that what they need above all else is to feel truly appreciated. This means that you want to spend time noticing the things your man does in his life, both for you and for himself. Men get just as insecure as women, and they need a partner who can express that they are loved and enjoyed for who they are.

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#2. Respect

Society has created a deep need for respect in men. They are constantly being challenged in terms of their ability to command respect from others. When you choose to share your life with a man, you need to be able to acknowledge the core things about them and respect them whether or not you agree with some of his choices or behavior. Sometimes you will find that the man in your life is willing to compromise himself to do things for you.

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When you respect your man, you will make sure that he does not compromise himself all the time, and that you allow him to take care of himself when he needs to.

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#3. Recognition and Reassurance

Men are natural protectors and providers. This is a role they play with pride and enthusiasm. But they want to do this from their own motivation, not because you tell them that they need to. It’s important that you develop the ability to recognize the things a man does for you with positive reinforcement, rather than writing a to-do list before he has the chance to perform.

Let him know what he does is important to you when he does it, not that he’s important to you if he does something!

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#4. Acceptance and Encouragement

You cannot change another person and that’s important to remember in any relationship. What men need is to be accepted for who they are and what they bring to the table. Don’t spend your time trying to change a man’s way of thinking or behaving because that will only push him away more. Find the things about your man that you like and love, focus on those, and encourage him in the areas where he exerts a lot of effort.

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#5. Confidence

Know yourself and stick by what you are. If you want a man to take you seriously and find real reasons to be interested, then you need to be sure of yourself. No other person can give you the sense of worth that you need. That is something you must build for yourself. Before you try to find a man to share your life with, make sure that you feel confident in yourself and in what you need and want.

When it comes down to it, men want a lot of the same things that women want! Consider your own desires, think compassionately about men, and you’ll be able to understand what it is they’re looking for.

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