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5 Qualities Men Want in a Wife –

Ever wonder what men REALLY want in a wife? You may think that you’re wifey material, but are you really? Psychologist, minister, and author Dr. Alduan Tartt reviewed the US Census data that detailed that close to 83% of African-American women are married or have been married at least once by age 55 and over.

So get it out of your mind that there isn’t enough men out there. When it comes to finding love, commitment and marriage, there is hope, despite what you may have heard.

It seems like everybody is giving out dating and relationship advice these days. I know there are an abundance of men out there attempting to give you “tips” on how to be become a better woman. But instead of hearing it from someone else, hear it from from these husbands who took a survey of the top five characters they wished for most in a spouse. Here’s what they said:

What Husbands Want in Wives

Honorable Mention: 6) Honesty

While it didn’t make the top 5, honesty still is a trait that is very close to what men desire in a life-long wife. Real men respect an honest woman. In fact, they yearn for one. A woman that possesses the ability to be open and honest about what she wants is one that can clearly articulate how she does and doesn’t feel. There’s nothing like it.

A few of the complaints from husbands we heard was that a woman would say one thing in order to get a reaction out of her man, but in reality, she doesn’t feel that. It’s those “games” that make men question if she is “the one” and want to move on.

In a world full of surface interaction your true honesty can be refreshing for him.

5) Sexual Fulfillment

Can you satisfy a man’s desire for physical intimacy to his level of frequency and quality? Let’s face it, men want to marry a woman they are sexually attracted to.

One of the biggest complaints we see is that after marriage, many men complain that the beautiful, sexually-daring, freaky” wife they dated before marriage, has changed into the whole housemate instead of combining the two.

4) Recreational Companion

Can you play with him and make his world more fun with you in it? Can you go to a sports game, play golf, watch a movie, travel, and do other stuff together with you and him or his friends?

Can you be sociable in a number of different circles? For both sexes, this has been steadily moving up the list and become more important.
No man wants to be worried about the attitude his girlfriend or wife is going to give to the friend he is trying to introduce her to. He doesn’t want her to turn up her nose or be short with them – it is important that as his teammate in life, she is his teammate in all areas of life.

Because today’s married couples are more likely to be friends and have mutual circles of friends, it makes sense that this has become a more attractive characteristic.

Black woman showing off engagement ring

3) Physical Attractiveness

Can you keep your attractiveness high with self-care so that he is able to brag on you to his friends and always desire you physically?

Women’s looks have become increasingly important to men over the years. The trait has jumped up on the list, from No. 15 back in the late 50s. Looks don’t usually make the top 10 list of what women want in a husband, but it has become more important to them over time too. Perhaps because modern marriages are more likely based on

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