If a man has these 9 qualities, don’t let him get away (science says so)
Scientists have spent decades trying to understand all the mechanisms and secrets that unlock why we fall in love with one specific person over another, and have come up with a definition of 9 qualities to look for in a man if what we want is a partner for life.
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On the other hand, for our part, we have all wondered at least once if the person we chose as a partner is the best we could have found.
Or if a given suitor might be the one.
While a positive relationship can bring much joy and happiness into one’s life, in fact, the reverse is also true in case one does not have the right person by one’s side.
And this is why, whether you are in a relationship, or looking for a mate, it might be worth asking yourself whether this man actually holds all the cards.
Fortunately, scientists have apparently identified a number of characteristics and qualities to look for in a man if you want a lasting and happy relationship.
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Here then is the sketch of the man not to be missed: check off the list!
9 qualities to look for in a man if you want a happy and lasting relationship
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He is smart
A study by the Hanken School of Economics in Finland suggests that the smarter a man is, the more likely he is to be faithful. In fact, according to the research, smarter men are more likely to marry and stay happily married.
2. He makes you laugh
Finding someone who makes you laugh is crucial in a relationship. And research published in ScienceDirect also confirms this: men are more likely to be successful in mating are those who have a good sense of humor.
3. Actively support your career
The Fast-Track Women and the Choice to Stay Home study found that for as many as two-thirds of women, their husband’s opinion was a deciding factor in whether to leave their jobs. Even for those women who described their husbands as supportive in the study, it was later found that men refused to change their work schedules or help more with child care.
Therefore, if you find a man who actively supports your career and is willing to make sacrifices for your success, hold on to him.
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He cares about your friends and family
It is not uncommon for a woman to end up giving up her social life to fit into her new man’s. But it is rare for a man to do the same once he enters a relationship.
But maintaining your friendships is also important when you are in a romantic relationship. So make sure you are with a man who not only wants you to make time to see your friends, but also makes an effort to get to know them and hang out with them.
5. Has emotional intelligence
If stereotypes are to be believed, women are the ones who always try to talk about feelings and never men. And apparently there is a basis of scientific truth in this.
There are many studies confirming that women are better at considering their partner’s opinions and feelings than men, but it is important that in a relationship you both have a certain level of emotional intelligence.
**Calls you teddy bear? Good! You have a better chance of a happy relationship**
6. Respects your opinions and listens to what you have to say
If your partner is convinced that he or she is always right and never takes others’ views into consideration, it is not a good sign for the relationship.
According to Dr. John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, if a man rejects the influence of his female partner, it could be a sign that he has power issues. Best to stay away from him.
7. He is willing to put in the effort to make things better
A University of Texas study found that the most successful relationships were influenced not so much by the compatibility of man and woman, but rather by the willingness of both to make the relationship work.
So if at every fight you or your partner is always ready to say enough rather than commit to making the relationship work, it may not be an auspicious sign.
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8. Celebrate your achievements
Whether it’s a big success at work, or your first flute lesson, it’s important to have a partner who celebrates your accomplishments.
But not (just) to make you sentire better. A study published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that couples who celebrated their partner’s successes were more satisfied with their relationships than those who reacted negatively or were indifferent.
9. Shares your values
According to research published in ScienceDaily, having a similar outlook on life may be the real determining factor in having a successful relationship.
The more similar your personalities are, the more likely you are to approach life (and problems) the same way; from socializing to work to organizing your home.
If your priorities and values are the same, there is also likely to be a greater level of mutual respect.