If he makes you cry, he needs to go. If he hurts you, he needs to go. If it just isn’t working, he needs to go. Stop settling. You’re too good for that.
1. A man. This is important. No boys allowed.
2. Someone who stands up when you enter a room and also when you leave it.
3. A gentleman. Chivalry is not dead.
4. A kind soul.
5. Someone your father would be proud to call his own.
7. Security — in life, in love, in himself, and in you.
8. Humor. Laughter makes everything better.
9. Someone who makes your heart skip a beat.
10. Someone who will not make you cry.
11. The ability to admit when he’s wrong.
13. Someone who stands up for himself.
14. The kind of person who does the right thing even who no one is watching.
15. A strong work ethic.
16. Someone who realizes that there’s more to life than money and power.
17. A partner.
18. An equal.
19. A friend.
20. The ability to laugh at himself.
21. Someone who thinks you are beautiful, and tells you so every day.
22. A good tipper.
23. The kind of person who is kind to children.
24. Someone who calls waitresses ‘ma’am’ and says hello to custodial workers.
26. An appreciation for nature.
27. Someone who will not patronize or demean you.
28. The ability to admit defeat.
29. A good neighbor.
30. Someone who will push you that extra mile.
31. The kind of man who treats his mother with the respect she deserves.
32. Someone who knows when to speak up.
33. A lover.
34. A fighter.
35. The belief in a higher power, of something bigger than himself.
36. A good dancer. Or a bad dancer, really. Just someone who’s willing to dance.
37. Someone who will never make you question your self-worth.
38. The ability to be carefree.
40. An appreciation for the arts.
41. The acceptance that life is hard and you simply have to make it work.
42. The kind of person who helps others.
43. Someone who will kiss you in the rain.
44. Someone who will celebrate your accomplishments.
46. The understanding that things are not always fair.
47. The kind of man who knows that fairy tales aren’t real, but true love is.