Let’s delve into the age-old clichés about men and women, because it’s fun to do that and most of the times, there’s some truth to them. So, from men’s point of view, women are a mystery. There are books, movies, and internet articles that would take three lifetimes to read when it comes to what men think women want. The following list isn’t an attempt to answer all of your questions regarding women, but merely to present some of the things women want from a relationship. We all could need some help when it comes to the opposite sex, especially when it comes to dating tips, but the real challenge is to keep a relationship alive and happy. Hopefully our list will help you just a little bit.

10. Men to Leave the Toilet Seat Down


Yes, that is something all women want. I mean, what if you woke up in the middle of the night and had to pee and when you entered the bathroom you would fall butt first on a moist and cold ceramic bowl? And besides, how hard can it be? You simply put it down after you use the toilet!

9. To Feel Attractive


Who doesn’t like to feel attractive in the eyes of their lovers? How to make sure your partner feels that you are attracted to them? Simply tell them that. Tell them how beautiful and how sexy you find them. The secret lies in the little things. Every time you think something like her hair looks nice today tell her that. Compliments go a long way.

8. A Partner


More than anything, women want a true partner in a relationship, someone they can count on – a friend and a lover. If you can be both to her, then you’ve hit the jackpot and your relationship has every chance to last. At the end of the day everyone wants to come home to someone they can chat with, someone who will listen and who will love them.

7. Communication


Communication is one of those things women want and men can’t really do all that well. Let’s break it down: if you want your relationship to work, then you have to share your feelings with your partner. Telling them what you want from them, what you need and what you don’t. That’s good communication. It’s not just talking about how your day was and who won the football game.

6. A Challenge


Women want to be challenged. If you, as a man, think that her being with you will satisfy all of your partner’s desires, then you’re in the wrong. Challenge her, keep things fresh in the relationship, it’s so easy to let things go and enter a routine that would most likely kill any desire for novelty. People tend to love routine, but not when it comes to relationships. Work together to keep your relationship from becoming boring! It’s never only your or her fault when things go south.

5. Respect


All people want to be respected. And when respect isn’t present in a relationship, then you know that the relationship is destined to be doomed. Don’t offend her, not even as a joke, don’t control her, thinking that you’re only doing it for her good. Respect her time, her body, her values and her as an individual. Isn’t that what we all want from our partners?

4. Alone Time


Being in a relationship is awesome, but there are times when women (and men for that matter) want and need some alone time. Time to spend reflecting, relaxing or simply doing nothing. Don’t be offended when she wants to go out without you, it’s not personal. Give your partner space and they will appreciate it.

3. Time Spent Together


The bond you share with your partner is strengthened by the things your love, the things you share in common, the things you don’t and the time you spend together. The less time you spend together, the more you will grow apart and issues may arise. Spend time with your lover, show them you enjoy their presence.

2. Passion


Love can have many forms, but an amorous relationship without passion and sex doesn’t really have many chances of standing the test of time. Women want passion, they like to feel sexy and wanted in a relationship, just as men do. Keeping the fire going can be a tricky thing to do, but if you invest a little time in finding how to do that, you’ll find that it is going to be worth it.

1. Honesty


Honesty is something we all want from our partner, be it man or woman. That is the secret to a healthy and happy relationship. That and respect and all of the above. Remember what Mark Twain said: If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to remember anything. Men, don’t think that hiding stuff from your girlfriend/wife means that you’re protecting her. No, you’re only hurting her, because the truth will come out, it always does.

To be honest, now that we’ve come to the end of the article, I think it should have been called 10 Things People Want from a Relationship, because all these could easily be applied to men. As a man, what do you think are the things women want? As a woman, did we nail it? Do you have anything more to add? If you do or you just want to leave us a comment, feel free to do so in the comment section below.