Sociologists researched traits that many men tend to want their potential wife to have. These preferences include: Mutual attraction and love. Passion and friendship.
Like women, men want a life partner who will be trustworthy, faithful and reliable. They want a wife who will stand by their side and, considering divorce rates, it's no surprise that dependability would continue to be attractive.
Men love women who are thoughtful, caring, loving, and kind. A woman who does little things for her man for no other reason other than that she loves him. A woman who makes him smile back whenever she smiles at him. A woman who radiates love and warmth from her heart.
According to a new study, it takes around six months, or 172 days, for a person to decide if the person they are dating is marriage material.
He Shares His Future Plans With You
A major sign that he wants to marry you is that he talks to you candidly about the future. He shares his career and life goals with you and actively tries to understand where you fit in.
The 'right' time
Men, in fact, proved to be in more of a hurry down the aisle than women, disclosing that they'd like to be engaged within 2 years, 2 months and 12 days of getting together with their partner. In contrast, women wanted to be proposed to within 2 years, 4 months and 29 days.
Physical attraction, sexual compatibility, empathy, and emotional connection are key to making a man fall in love with a woman.
Willard Harvey, in his book His Needs/Her Needs, states the five top needs of men in marriage. Those five needs are admiration, physical attractiveness, recreational companionship, sexual fulfillment and domestic support.
These features could be their lips, faces, hair, body figure, skin, and smile. The physical attributes that are attractive to some vary per age, preference, and environment. In a way, scent also makes a person attractive.
Men prefer a woman who can stay calm and relaxed. Beauty is more than make-up and a fancy haircut. Men find women more attractive when they are neat and clean. Men find women who smell nice, who have clean hair and hydrated skin more attractive than a face perfectly covered in makeup.
Facial symmetry has been shown to be considered attractive in women, and men have been found to prefer full lips, high forehead, broad face, small chin, small nose, short and narrow jaw, high cheekbones, clear and smooth skin, and wide-set eyes.
“A man will commit when he feels a deep connection with a woman that he doesn't feel with anyone else; when he finds a lover who is also his best friend that makes him feel special and unique,” Tripp says.
These include beauty, your dressing sense, scent, behavior, attitude, etc. Also, what makes a woman great to a man differs from man to man. However, you are special if he finds it challenging to find your qualities in other women. If you make your man feel loved, valued, and respected, it will make you special.
He's likely to turn his body towards you when in conversation and to make eye contact with you. He may pay attention to you more than others that are around. He's also likely to try spending time with you more than with others when he's falling in love.
Men want love as badly as women do. They just might not always be as obvious about it. But generally, they want the same thing: friendship, companionship, chemistry.
According to Steve Harvey, if you provide a man with these three things in a relationship, he won't leave: support, loyalty, and intimacy. Harvey says that men may hide behind their macho demeanors, but in the end they just want to feel special.
The truth of the matter is that there is no right or wrong length of time to wait to get engaged. Some couples wait six years before making it official, while others date for just six months—it all depends on your unique circumstances.
If he starts talking about things you both love, enjoy doing, or like to try together, it's a classic sign that he's ready to propose. When he refers to you as “we”, it's like saying you are an inseparable part of him. Pay attention to him when he talks with friends or family.
According to a large 2022 study, men tend to say “I love you” more quickly than women. It takes men an average of 108 days (about 4 months) to confess love and women an average of around 123 days (about 4 months).
He Considers You in His Decisions
If your partner asks for your opinions before making a decision, then he surely sees you as his future wife. Every considerate man wants to make a woman feel important to let her know that she is as much a part of his decisions as his conscience, and that, indeed, is a huge sign.