Though not all women and femme-identifying people are the same, of course.
Whether it's in dating or marriage, men, women, and non-binary folks all bring unique qualities to the table that help build one beautiful, healthy relationship. In many ways, men and women can seem like opposites, but perhaps this is by design. How boring would it be if we were all the same? How would a relationship function if both people had the same strengths? Rather than asking, “What can you offer to a woman?” or, “What can a woman offer a man in a relationship?” it may be best to ask, “What do I have to offer in a relationship?” And the answer will always depend.
We all bring our own uniqueness to relationships, and depending on who you are as a person, you may be able to offer your partner stability, independence, protection, physical intimacy, or any other number of commendable qualities. But if you’re wondering what women and femme-identifying people tend to offer when they’re in a relationship, you may find that many share these seven traits in common.
Let’s face it — no one is better at sitting alongside you and crying with you during a difficult time than a woman. She pulls from her own experiences through difficult times and imagines what you may be feeling so that she can then feel it right along with you. It is essential to have this in any relationship, as there will be many ups and downs, as well as a need for emotional support.
Most people — especially men — don’t ask for emotional help when they need it, so it’s up to women to step in when they feel they are needed. Who do you call when you have a problem? You call your mom, wife, or girlfriend because you know she will listen and understand.
It’s hard to explain why women just have gut feelings about certain decisions. For example, she might feel an insurance agent is not being 100% honest about something, even if she has no logical evidence. Also, she may feel as though her child needs her, even when the child is at school and hasn’t contacted her about anything.
Gut feelings can appear in relationships, too. A woman may think buying a house isn’t the right choice, even though the house seems fine.
Guys, listen to these feelings. It’s called women’s intuition for a reason.
Ever heard the term “man cold?" Men don’t seem to get sick often, but when they do, they really do.
Women seem to be wired differently. Somehow, they endure all the pain. Perhaps this is because of their ability to have children and the need to endure childbirth, as well as everything else that comes with caring for a baby.
Studies have even shown that women can still function pretty well when they're sick, and that women can recover from illnesses more quickly than men. This definitely comes in handy when everyone is sick and one person needs to take care of things.
Women have a natural tendency to care for others in all ways possible. In a relationship, this is truly an amazing quality: A woman sees what needs to be done.
For example, she will organize her significant other's closet so that he can actually find his clothes. She might iron his work shirt or pick up his favorite treat when he's had a bad day.
Women have a natural tendency to make sure everyone is well-fed. It’s also about knowing when to put down a project and just be there for the other person. Women really make their partners feel special, and they nurture them in the ways they need.
A man needs someone who has his back. A woman is great at this because she falls into the role of chief supporter fairly easily. Women naturally encourage and support. They tell their men they are doing a great job, and that they are good at what they do.
When a man has issues with a co-worker, the woman helps him understand how to deal with it. She gives him the extra push he needs to take care of business. When he succeeds, she celebrates with him.
Women are just beautiful creatures. They have curves that men don’t have. They radiate beauty with their bodies, and with their inner qualities as well. A truly beautiful woman is the way she is because of how she conducts herself, as well as how she takes care of herself.
Beyond that, women strive to make the environment around them beautiful. At home, this is very apparent. They love to decorate and place items and furniture that will encourage a happier home life, and make it a pleasant place to be in.
A bachelor pad can sometimes be rather uninviting. Women are able to add a “woman’s touch” to transform the space.
A woman possesses the humility needed to set aside her own needs and give support to her partner. This can be as small as giving him control over the remote or as big as choosing what kind of car to buy.
Of course, she'll have her preferences. She will voice her opinions. But overall, she knows making her partner happy will ultimately help her, and the relationship will thrive.