What Do Guys Love About Their Girlfriends? These Answers Will Melt Your Heart
I have a deep fear of intimacy. I'm certain of this because my therapist told me so, and because I have sabotage-bombed many a relationship in my life. (That's me, it's chill, I'm working on it.) That said, I love love. Well, I love other peoples' love. Not in a creepy, voyeuristic way, but in a "Queer Eye makes me sob every time relationships or family get involved" way. Additionally, I've never not cried at a wedding. While I don't love seeing your love on Instagram, an assignment about what guys love about their girlfriends was a very exciting prospect for me.
In order to uncover what men actually love about their girlfriends, I turned to Reddit — where men are both very honest and very glib. Naturally, some of these answers are to be taken with a grain of salt — for example, "her juicy butt cheeks" — but I did feel that, for the most part, the strangers of the internet gave me more genuine answers than perhaps a poll of my male friends might. While women are taught to proclaim their love out loud, men are not always as forthcoming with their feelings. (Society, can we please make it more acceptable for men to share all of their feelings already!?) Here's what real (internet) men had to say.
1. This Guy Covered His Bases
He clearly loves the sh*t out of her... and her body. Physical attraction is always part of the equation, so I appreciate that addition.
2. This Guy Brought Up The Key To All Relationships
TRUST! Preach! Trusting your partner is key, IMO.
3. This Guy Needs To Send This To His GF Now
Can I be in this relationship?! It sounds ideal, right down to the Chinese food. It also garnered a comment from another Reddit user that said, "This is really sweet. She is very lucky," which is an enormous compliment in the land of memes and subreddits.
4. This Guy Got Really Specific, But It's Cute
While adorable, this man would not be my match. My hands are simply not that cute. (But I do move them a lot.)
5. This Guy Has The Relationship Standard We Should All Demand
RandomSadPerson should not be sad because he's following the golden rule of dating: Date people who like you and are nice to you!
6. This Guy Puts It In A Way That's Easy For Anyone To Understand
Can I haz this cheeseburger (relationship)?
7. This Guy Found His Number One Fan
Be with someone who believes in you and encourages you to try new things. (If that isn't an inspirational quote that could be found on a wall hanging at Home Goods, then I don't know what is.)
8. This Guy Just Wants To Feel Accepted
OK, so his username suggests that he is probably also into her boobs, but this is still pretty sweet.
9. This Guy Doesn't Feel Manipulated, And That's Important
I think that last bit of information is important for anyone to remember: In a healthy relationship, you should never feel manipulated or pushed around.
This is all very sweet, right? I want to remind you that I found all of this on REDDIT, where sarcasm is king. Only one of the Reddit replies referenced a fleshlight, and only two talked about specific body parts. If the men of Reddit can come up with these lovely statements about their SOs, what are you doing putting up with that f*ckboy who forgets to text you back daily? We all deserve love like this.
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