Some guys believe that a fast car or a big house or lots of money or muscles is the way to a lady’s heart. But, according to the women themselves, and if I can Canadian country goddess Shania Twain, “That don’t impress me much.” So what does really impress a woman? Reddit put this question to the test and below are some of the best answers, as told by real women.
GROWER, NOT A SHOWER
Having a plant that he cannot smoke and is not dead.
SPACE, THE FINER FRONTIER
My wife always talks about how great it is that I don’t just kind of shadow her at parties, but go have my own conversations and meet new people while still checking in every once in awhile.
Cooking. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The way to a woman’s is what it takes to get it there. That’s how our hunter gathering ancestors did it. If you could acquire food you can stay in the gene pool.
BE HANDY, GET HANDSY
Fixing things. If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
Kindness. My mom always said you can tell a lot about a man by how he treats animals. I extend this also to how he treats wait staff at restaurants, curious children at the mall, crying babies in enclosed spaces. It’s kindness to others that I feel impresses me the most; I know you can be kind to me, you want in my pants. Being kind to those around him is more impressive in my book.
CALL ME DEFINITELY
Call when you say you’re going to call. Generally, do the things you say you’re going to do.
PUT SOME STANK ON IT
Smelling nice! It shows you care, and also you smell nice.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Remember something I said in passing never ceases to amaze me and it makes me feel all giddy inside when a guy shows they were genuinely listening.
NEXT TO GODLINESS
Having a house or apartment they independently maintain and keep clean. Doesn’t have to be spotless and straight out of a catalog, so long as your stuff is fairly clean and doesn’t look like rats have been nesting in it or mold is growing.
Apologize when they’ve made mistakes. Accept apologies when we’ve made mistakes.
NOT MY BRAG, BABY
Take an interest in them and try to learn more about their areas of interest. Too often, people try to impress others with the brag-a-thon method, but in reality, it’s much better to make others feel like they are interesting, too.
HELP ON THE WAY
Help little old ladies. No joke. I was still on the fence as it was only a few weeks in, and we pulled into his driveway and noticed a little old lady trying to fix her wiper that had broken off. Without batting an eye, he gets out, walks over, fixes it and comes back. Sealed the deal. Such a hunk.
COME IN, WE’RE OPEN
Personally, staying curious, loving to learn and having an open mind.
MORE TALK, MORE ACTION
Communication. If you don’t want to go out or do something just let me know. If you don’t like something just tell me. I won’t judge you I won’t get mad but I can’t read your mind.