There’s a force that transcends all the superficial things and all the power there is in the world. That’s love. The raw, unconditional, head-over-heels kind of love.
People spend a lifetime searching for the right person – the true love of their lives. The person who is good, caring, and inspiring. The person with whom they’ll share hopes for the future and who will show them what genuine love feels like.
However, there are a few lucky ones that get to find their true love, their forever person.
So, the real question is: What character traits make up a “good man?”
Well, whether you’re a romantic type of a woman or not, I’m sure you want a man who won’t be ashamed or afraid to show you how much he loves and appreciates you; who will stay by your side through thick and thin; who will make your eyes glow with happiness and your heart beats like crazy; who will let you be yourself, but also make you feel like you’re one with him.
Here are 7 signs that you have found yourself that special person:
1. He makes you his priority.
When a person is unconditionally in love, they always find a way to squeeze time out of their busy heavy schedule to see their beloved. And this is exactly what your man does. He can be tight up with work and have a lot of obligations and tasks to fulfill, but he always makes time for you.
Additionally, he puts your feelings, needs, and desires first on his priority list. He rarely forgets to ask how your day was. When you’re going through difficult times, he doesn’t magically disappear. Instead, he stays by your side and does his best to help you overcome your problems and cheer you up.
2. He makes you feel safe.
There’s no other place that makes you feel more comfortable and protected than his hug. He goes out of his way to protect you from everything and everyone. He never allows anyone to make rude comments about you in his presence.
Even when you’re surrounded by negative people, you feel safe because you know he’ll always be there to protect you. He’s willing to walk through fire if necessary, but he won’t allow anything and anyone to shatter your confidence or break your heart.
3. Through thick and thin, he always stays by your side.
You’re lucky to be with this guy as he always has your back, even in the most challenging situations. He’s always there to hold your hand and lift you up when you’re at your lowest.
When you disagree about something, he doesn’t dismiss your ideas and opinions as unimportant or stupid, but he always shows understanding and respects them. He’s always there to support you to do the things that matter to you, and encourage you to pursue your highest goals and wildest dreams.
Whether you want to continue your education or start a new career, he’ll always be there to tell you: “Just go for it. You can do it.”
4. He inspires you to become the best version of yourself.
His strong and unshakable character, words, and actions are truly inspiring. He believes in your mental strength and abilities and motivates you to reach your greatest potential. He offers you new perspectives of the world.
He encourages you to leave your comfort zone and experience things that previously appeared unimaginable to you. He motivates you to grow on a personal and professional level and become the best version of yourself.
5. He is honest.
He knows that trust, just like love, can never be forced – it must be earned and kept. That’s why he never allows himself to lie to or cheat on you. He knows you have confidence in him and therefore he never puts himself in a situation that could betray your trust in him.
This also means that he is always willing to inform you about things he believes you need and deserve to know. He never hides the truth from you, no matter how harsh or painful it is.
Additionally, this person makes you feel free to talk about anything you want without feeling ashamed or afraid he might lose his temper.
6. He always tries to better himself.
No one is perfect, neither is he. He knows his virtues and assets, but he’s also aware of his faults and insecurities. However, he doesn’t let them undermine his confidence or intimidate him.
To improve himself, he doesn’t feel reluctant or ashamed to devote some amount of time to reading, learning something new, or developing a new skill. He’s always willing to accept challenges and test both his mental and physical strength.
You can be sure that the man who prides on continuous self-improvement will always keep your attention and intellectually challenge you.
7. He makes you feel beautiful inside and out.
He makes you feel like you’re the most beautiful person in the world, both inside and out. He admires your outward beauty, but also your character and soul. He knows your worth and makes you value yourself even more.
Whether you’re in your shorts sitting on the couch or in your fancy black dress heading to a party, you’re always beautiful to him, and he makes sure you know that. I’ve already said that he’s a very sincere person, so when he tells you that you’re pretty and amazing, trust him-he really means it.
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