I have a great father. He’s guilty of wearing all the typical nuances a modern father would have. He has a very rough, rugged, domineering air about him. But he has a heart of gold. He has the warmest smile in the world. He has a sparkle in his eyes when he looks at me, and I know that he looks at no other person in the world in the same way. When I was growing up, my father was the man of my life.
So now that I’m old enough to find a man for myself, my father will always be the yardstick. The bar for the men I let into my life because my father is incredibly high. He has always made sure that I am always taken care of. He never hurt me. He was there to push me when I needed it. He held my hand when I was afraid. He knew exactly when I needed someone to make me laugh. I needed a man who could do all those things and more.
My father is the epitome of a great man. He has all the qualities I like in the men I go out with. Here are some of those qualities.
1. A great man makes his girl feel at home.
It doesn’t matter where in the world we are. My husband should always be able to make me feel at home. He should always have the power to make me feel safe and comfortable. He should never put me in situations of unrest or danger. He should treat me like a delicate flower that needs to be protected and cared for.
2. A great man never goes in search of battles.
A great man is not insecure in his manhood. He has no need for validation from others. He does not try to impress others by going out and proving his dominance over inferior ones. A great man does not run around looking for unnecessary conflict. He is always an active pacifist and kindhearted person.
3. A great man always knows how to treat a woman.
A great man never humiliates his wife. He should always work hard at being a gentleman. He must obey all the rules of chivalry at all times. He should also respect me enough to give me room to breathe. He should respect my boundaries, and he should never underestimate my abilities as a person.
4. A great man knows the importance of family.
My husband should always be family-oriented. He knows and understands how important family is in life. He would never be the kind of person to turn his back on family. He should strive to make sure that my family includes him in our circle. He should also not be afraid to introduce me to his family.
5. A great man does not shy away from his feelings.
A real man does not sweep his emotions under the carpet. Whenever he is confronted with an emotional situation, he knows how to tackle it head-on. He can face his emotions constructively and does not need to hide behind a faГ§ade of lies.
6. A great man is not afraid to apologize.
When I date a man, he must be humble enough to admit his mistakes when he does something wrong. He shouldn’t be so proud that he never apologizes for his mistakes. He should have confidence that allows him to build on his weaknesses.
7. A great man has incredible mental strength.
The man I’m about to meet is not weak in the head. He is the man who never lets himself be put off by adversity or trials. He goes through difficulties in life with the greatest grace and class. He always carries himself with composure, and he never collapses under pressure. He is persistent, hard-working, and he is always persevering. – Read more on the next page
8. A great man does not shy away from challenges
He does not hide under a rock when things get difficult. When I date a man, he must be strong like me. He must be ready to stand up when trouble comes. He can’t be the kind of man who just runs away from his problems.
9. A great man is a giver.
The man I’m gonna date should have the heart of a child. He should always be loving and kind. He should be generous and well-bred. He should always think of other people and never be selfish. The man I’m going to date is one who would never leave other people behind.
10. A great man does not step on other people to get ahead
Whenever I choose a man, he must be one who doesn’t take shortcuts. He must be principled in his words and actions. He should never try to overtake other people for his own benefit. He should be a pioneer who goes his own way without having to step on other people to succeed.