Sometimes understanding women becomes an uphill task because their strict “yes” might actually mean “no,” while a confident “no” might mean “yes.” In order to understand these contradictions and learn to understand the representatives of the beautiful half better, we’ve decided to delve into the depths of their minds.
Bright Side asked the female part of our editorial staff to tell us what they really like, but would never admit to in public.
1. “When I’m looked at.”
We, women like it when people check us out. For example, when wearing our favorite dress with our hair perfectly done, we confidently walk down the street, and we like when men look back at us to see, once again, how beautiful we are. We even like that annoying whistle from the passing car, to some extent. All these boost our self-esteem and guarantee a smile on our face.
2. “When other women envy me.”
None of us likes it when other women look at our men. That’s when feelings of possessiveness and jealousy appear. On the other hand, somewhere deep in the soul each of us gloats when we see admiring looks from other people. Just like little girls, we want to stick out our tongue and say, “Yes, this cool guy is with me!”
3. “When guys flirt with me.”
In most situations, women see flirting as a harmless game. Things like a smile from a handsome barista at the coffee house near your home, a colleague’s compliment, and other non-binding small notions help us feel attractive, as well as boost our mood.
4. “When men fight for me.”
Of course, each of us will say that their boyfriend is silly because he got involved in a fight. And we will keep trying to prove that any problem can be solved by just talking it out. But if there is a drunk man who is trying to touch us and our man wants to protect us from him, we will feel extremely honored and pleased. Just like in the movies, at these moments we will feel like a fragile princess who was saved by a real superhero.
5. “When a man doesn’t have to think too much about money.”
Most of us are able to buy a new phone or to pay for ourselves in a restaurant, but this doesn’t negate the fact that we like it when a man earns good money. And the reason is not about the money, or about having an expensive car or suit, but it’s in their behavior — men who’ve made a good living for themselves behave differently. They are confident, calm, and more independent. And, of course, we like when he comes to pick us up from work or if he calls a taxi when we’ve stayed late, instead of asking us to take the metro in order to save money.
6. “When I get something for free.”
We all like to get something for free regardless of our gender. And women are no exception. We like getting free “compliments” like cocktails in bars from a man ’from that table’ or discounts that are given especially ’for such a beauty’ in the supermarket. It doesn’t matter how the compliment-giver looks — it’s just another way to confirm our attractiveness.
7. “When a man behaves boldly.”
Bad guys are always trendy. However, over a certain age, we stop preferring those who smoke behind the school yard and instead seek out bold men. This type of man is a weak point for all women. We like when he is not afraid to take the first step and when he is confident in himself and in his actions. There are no rules for him — only goals he is moving toward.
8. “When I have 2 admirers at the same time.”
Frankly speaking, we like to have several admirers — the more, the better. It doesn’t mean that we are having romantic relationships with all of them at the same time — we just need to know that apart from our man, other people think we’re attractive too. When a woman feels admiring looks and hears compliments, she blossoms. It’s our nature.
9. “When a man follows old-fashioned rules.”
It’s already the 21st century: people have stopped paying attention to who enters an elevator first and eat burgers with their hands, having forgotten about knives and forks. But women still like those unique men with manners. They open doors for us, pull out our chairs in restaurants, and help us put on our coats. These are old-fashioned rules that help us feel like ladies. It might be time to put these men onto the list of endangered species because they have become very rare in the modern world.
Do you agree with this list? Is there anything else you would like to add to it? Tell us what you like, but have a hard time admitting to in the comments.