Friendly and sociable: No man wants to be worried about the attitude his girlfriend is going to give to the friends he is trying to introduce her to. He doesn’t want her to turn up her nose or be short with them. It is important that as his teammate in life, and she is his teammate in all areas of life.

The sense of humor: We know how important it is to woman for the man in their life to have a generally good sense of humor, but it’s equally as important in the other direction as well. If a man has a great sense of humor, it will be lost on a woman who is too dry or stiff. Furthermore, it could cause tension if he is often funny and joking, and she is always serious and becomes annoyed with his lighter personality.

Physical attractiveness: Sorry, but it has to be on the list. The good news is, every man is attracted to different types of woman and has his own choice. That doesn’t mean that we are suggesting a woman has to fit a certain image of beauty in order to be considered wife material. But, as is true for both man and woman, there needs to be a physical attraction between two partners to kick off a relationship, which also plays an important part in holding it together.

Consistent: Being consistent is a valuable virtue because it lets your partner know that you really are who you are. You haven’t sent your “representative” to get to know them during the first couple of months of dating, but then suddenly transform once they’ve committed themselves to you.

She holds similar values as you: This is often an extension of the family-oriented point in the beginning because many times our value system comes from our upbringing. The things we find important, the way we treat others, and ourselves. It doesn’t matter how attracted you are to someone or even how well you get along, if your values don’t align, you will always be clashing in the long term.

A good listener: Guys will bond with people who they feel that they can share anything with. They don’t bond with someone and then open up to them, opening up to you is how a guy bonds. When a guy bonds with a woman, he notices that she’s really listening to him and that she’s engaging with him about things that he cares about.

Every man likely has a different checklist for what he is looking for in the woman that he would consider potentially making his life partner someday.

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