In a world where so much time and effort goes into impressing women it can be hard to remember what matters and what doesn’t. Keep your head up. The battle might be easier than you think. Here are five things that men think women care about and the truth about why they don’t.
1. If You’re the Boss
Women care if you have a job, and a lot of them care how much money you make. What they don’t care about is whether or not you’re the boss. Being an alpha male is important to the other alpha males. Women care more about whether or not you’re a provider than they do about whether or not you’re top of the food chain at work.
2. If You’ve Got a Little Silver
Hair commercials are designed to make you feel like that a woman will mistake you for her grandfather if you get a couple gray hair. The truth is that women are usually attracted to older men, and gray or graying hair isn’t on their list of flaws in men. Enjoy the aura of authority it gives you rather than reaching for a dye bottle.
3. If She Likes Your Mom
The idea of a daughter-in-law and mother-in-law constantly at odds is a comedy classic. However, these days it’s not like you’re going to move in down the street from your mother. Seeing each other might be a yearly tradition or it might be even less frequent. Even if your lady doesn’t like your mother, she’s more than capable of dealing with her for three days out of the year, so relax if they butt heads. Not liking your mom isn’t going to ruin your chances with her. Just don’t take your mother’s side if they have a spat.
4. How Long Your Last Relationship Was
Whether your last girlfriend was with you for five years or one night doesn’t matter to your current woman. She doesn’t want to hear about it. The two of you aren’t together anymore. Unless there was something spectacular about the break up that she needs to know (like if your ex is currently stalking you and you’re working on a restraining order) just don’t mention it much.
5. If You’re a Handyman
Being able to fix things around the house is a source of male pride. Women are just as happy to call the plumber when the toilet clogs up. You should learn to fix things for practical purposes if that’s what you want to do, but don’t expect big points for it from the ladies. These types of skills just aren’t in high demand anymore.
Don’t stress yourself out trying to stay on top of every little thing you think women care about. You want to put your best foot forward, but you can’t get too hung up on the details. This list can surprise men, so if you were surprised, know that there’s more where these came from. Stop worrying about the minute details of how to impress a woman and focus on improving the big picture.