My apologies for the regurgitation, but I stumbled upon a great post and had to share with you all. Our friends over at Glamour posted this:
20 Things Every Woman Deserves From the Guy in Her Life
1 His undivided attention at important moments. Not I’ve-got-basketball-on-TV attention or I’m-mentally-undressing-you attention, but full presence.
2 Compliments that are actually spoken aloud. Things that don’t qualify: a pat on the bottom, a finger pistol plus wink, a “yesssss!” after great sex.
3 Good manners, even if you’ve been dating for years. He had you at “Hello,” but what makes him think he can keep you at “S’up?”
4 A thoughtful balance of refreshing honesty and merciful little white lies. A few examples: He should speak the truth when you ask, “Are you hurt by what I said earlier?” But he should fudge when you ask, “Honey, do you mind if my mom comes to dinner?”
5 His utter lust for (and unwavering devotion to) one or more of your body parts, be it your legs, breasts, hips or behind. Bonus points if his fervor spills over to you and pumps up your body ego.
6 Lots of foreplay. And then some more. Plus…
7 …sex that involves eye contact, kissing and cuddling. This isn’t to suggest that maple syrup, cartwheels and the French maid costume are out, but you should be having plain vanilla love whenever you want it.
8 Acknowledgement of your relationship to his friends, to his family, and, yes, on Facebook. Sylvie, 31, confesses: “I insisted one boyfriend change his online profile from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship.’ An electronic betrayal can hurt as much as a real one.”
9 Proud PR. He revels in your achievements, doesn’t feel diminished by them, and loves acting as your personal publicist.
10 Use of his “inside voice” during arguments. Grown-ups should be able to bicker—even flat-out fight—without rupturing a vocal cord.
11 The willingness to never, ever blame your behavior on your period, unless you say, “Sorry, it must be my period.” And even then he should just smile and nod, smile and nod.
12 Knight-in-shining-armor-ness. Modern-day gallantry does not make you a spoiled princess, so just enjoy the pampering when he rescues you from boring dinner party conversations, picks you up in his Honda chariot and slays dragons—OK, roaches—for you.
13 A call, not a text, that comes when he says it will. Making you wait by the phone is a power play—and as Dana, 36, puts it, “Somehow a text from my husband when he’s on a business trip doesn’t quite say ‘Good night, sweetheart’ like a phone call would.”
14 Encouragement when you stand up to the person you’ve never had the guts to before. And a big hug if it doesn’t work out quite the way you had hoped.
Not trying to make anyone jealous, but I have to also share that I'm a very lucky girl. The article, as above, makes some pretty good points... and of those that are important to me, Prince Charming comes through with flying colors!
Of the items on the list, which are the most important to you; or, would you add anything?