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When you're a woman trying to think of sweet things to say to your boyfriend, it makes sense to try and remember some of the cute things your mom said or did for your dad back in the day. Personally, I was raised in a household where traditional ideals of masculinity and what it means to be "a man" were rarely on display. My dad is a disabled, academic priest. You're more likely to spot cats wearing suits and walking on their hind legs while speaking in British accents than you are to see him doing something most people would consider "manly," like working on a car, for example.
For years, I was baffled about how my parents ever came together. He was, ostensibly, this nerd, and she was this fun-loving athletic type. But then one day I realized that the key to what makes their relationship work is the way she always asks him to open jars for her when she needs to open a fresh one.
Neither of my parents would ever conform to certain traditional gender roles of their time. She would never wear a full face of makeup everyday, and he would never repair a transmission. Yet they still recognized and appreciated the important little things they each could do in order to make her feel "like a woman" and him feel "like a man.
While such distinctions and gestures might sound silly and outdated, and while in many respects they are — it doesn't take a man, let alone a manly man, to pop open a jar of dill pickles — for my parents, this was and is about more than quick access to the contents of those jars. When my mom turns a new jar over to my dad, it's her simple, loving way of saying, "I respect and admire you and your masculinity, and I appreciate the ways in which you care for me.
You're my hero. It isn't a conversation they ever speak in words, but it's impossible to miss the swagger in my dad's step after he pops a top that's proven immovable to my mom and everyone else in the house. While "being manly" doesn't mean that you are more of a man, it's something that many men sincerely appreciate, and this is especially true when they are made to feel good about their masculine nature by the woman they're in love with.
This sort of stuff doesn't have to be over the top or cheesy.
It's not like every guy on planet Earth is dying to meet some broad who will fawn over his bulging pectorals though How do you make a man feel like a man of those guys do, yes, very much exist. In fact, you may just be surprised to find out some of the things women do that men say make them feel most manly. Don't believe me? Check out what happened when one redditor recently asked the guys on Reddit Ask Men this question: "What is something your SO does that makes you feel 'Manly'? My wife and little girl sleeping, while I drive through the darkness, on our way home from a place far away.
There is just something humbling about it. Not 'the guy' or 'the boy', but 'the man'. It might sound weird in English, but in my language, it's pretty satisfying. I'd nudge her a bit and tell her what I was gonna do, and she'd say, 'OK, but come back to me' all in a sleepy tone! Instant heart melt! Sometimes I'd get bear hug requests and carry her from the bed to the couch when she was all frumpy and sad on the weekends.
I feel like a king getting served and like she's looking out for me and cares. She doesn't like touching raw meat No complaints about that. She had terrible anxiety and trust issues and really put up a tough front, so those moments of trust and vulnerability were like a drug to me.
The lists usually have a bunch of silly things but she always starts her list with my name and I always start mine with hers. On a bad day, she will write my name over and over on her list and hand it to me with a kiss. I can feel the tension come out of her. She giggles and grabs my arms I feel like a king. Thing is I grew up in an apartment and tinkering around was never really needed, so I never really learned to do it. I can handle a hammer and a screwdriver but anything more advanced than that She on the other hand, grew up in a house, outside town with a really handyman kind of dad as opposed to my dad who is a nerd.
She says she finds it a huge turn on that I accept that a woman gives me instructions for a typically manly thing. I asked her why?
She says, 'Because most men would feel their masculinity damaged in such a situation. You however are manly enough to not need to prove it to me through stuff like this. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr. in. YourTango Experts.
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