So, this is embarrassing and kind of off-the-wall.
Writing this as a man, I'm not ashamed of the fact that sometimes, I can be moved to tears by the beautiful things in life.
Our society today has fewer stereotypes than it did in the past when it comes to men expressing emotion, but there is still an unspoken and silent shame attached to a man crying.
Here are eight positive traits of a man who can allow himself to cry:
1. He's more likely to write love poems or letters.
Men who are able to cry tend to be more inclined to pour their hearts out via love poems.
There is something about expressing love in writing that aligns with the kind of sensitivity that allows him to cry.
2. He probably appreciates music and romantic movies.
Men who are able to cry are more likely to have an appreciation for romantic movies and songs that make you feel all warm and happy inside.
This sounds so crazy, but it's true.
There's nothing wrong about appreciating a good love song or movie, but men preoccupied with “always being strong” are less likely to enjoy the type of romantic mush of movies and songs.
3. He'll commit.
Men who cry are in touch with their feelings.
Men who are in touch with their feelings are able to allow love into their lives.
Why? Because true love and true commitment require being vulnerable.
Vulnerability is at the core of love.
Most men do want commitment with that one special woman who stands out from all the rest, but the men who are able to show emotion are most likely to be ready and open to commitment.
4. He won't make fun of you for crying.
Some men run if they're around a woman crying.
Well, if you're with a man who can allow himself to cry, he is going to be more receptive and open to truly understanding you as a human being.
He will even want to discuss your feelings and won't scoff in disgust when you fall apart.
5. He'll want to take couple pictures.
Ever date a man who hated taking pictures as a couple and posting them on social media?
Well, men who are able to experience emotions that lead to crying will also be more likely to appreciate the sentimental cheesiness of snapping a picture and putting it up on Instagram and Facebook for the world to see.
He might laugh at it and play it off as if it's ridiculous or as if he doesn't care, but a part of him will secretly be smiling inside at the public social media display of love.
6. He'll text you more.
Men who are able to cry will be more likely to send you text messages expressing how much they miss you and how much they love having you in their lives.
Men who text you back particularly in a sweet, romantic way will be more sensitive, and therefore, they'll be more capable of crying.
7. He'll call you pet names.
A man more open to crying is going to embrace the sentimental aspect of pet names.
He will like to call you something sweet like “baby,” “darling” or something unique between the two of you.
It's cheesy, but true.
8. He'll also love puppies.
Does this one sound crazy?
Lots of people love puppies, but a man who is comfortable crying is going to have an unconditional love of puppies that'll make you say, “Aww!”