Relationships are hard to come by and even harder to make work in the long term. For some people they are a mystery too obscure to solve. In the service of those who want to walk the road to long-term intimacy, we’ve detailed the steps that will help you navigate those fraught first four weeks. Maybe the relationship isn’t right and is destined for nowhere, but you also may have found a keeper, and your actions aren’t lining up with your intentions.
Emily Morse, sexologist, author and host of the Sex with Emily podcast and weekly co-host of nationally syndicated radio show Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, believes that you should stick to your commitments. “Women want a man with a plan who is decisive and follows through. Demonstrate you are a man of your word.”
Ultimately, women are looking to see if you are going to make a good boyfriend, and possibly husband and father. “Women are like detectives. We remember every single thing you say,” says Morse. “We are paying attention, so be honest, truthful and show who you are. Women want a man who is patient, kind, interesting and interested. Also, remembering things she says shows that you don’t just see the woman as a sexual object, which is important.” So, here is some womanly wisdom so that you may be saved heartache and possibly some drinks to the face.