'what characteristics determine the presence of a man? how important is this to women?
Most Helpful Girl
Even though I can take care of myself, it's nice to know that my boyfriend can "provide" for me. Now I'm not talking about money, but take care of me emotionally and physically. He's able to console me when I'm upset, or give me sound advice. But most of all, he's there to support me. It's easy for a guy to pay for some dates, but a real man is wise, patient, and giving. He'll realize when you need him, and is reliable.
But also, a real man knows when he's in the presence of a real woman, and accepts nothing less.1