sheknows.com hit the streets to find out straight from the mouths of men, what makes a great girlfriend.
Is it nightly nookie, legs for miles, free-time with the guys or just a BFF to call their own? Well, interestingly from coast to coast, 20-something to 40-something guys pretty much all want the same things, and truth be told, their formula is a lot less complex than ours tend to be. Follow the recipe below to become a keeper in the eyes and hearts of men.
A great girlfriend is a woman who:
“All of my relationships have started to sour when my girlfriends began suffocating and trying to control me. As they attempted to police my every action and rob me of my freedom, we became adversaries.” – James, NY, 25
TRUSTS HER MAN
“If I catch a girl searching my phone or she starts suspiciously questioning me, it is over. A great girlfriend is secure in herself, and trusts me. If you put your faith in me, your feelings on the line and just trust me, the last thing I want to do is disappoint you.” – Shay, San Francisco, 35
HAS SIMILAR INTERESTS
“I need to have the same idea of what fun is as my girlfriend does. For example, I am a speed tourist – I can’t last with someone who would take 7 hours at the Vatican – 2 hours is plenty; I want to see the waterfall, not hike in it for hours, and so on. We need to like the same kind of restaurants, parties, etc. Also, be willing to try ‘my’ things because I will be willing to try yours.” – Mark, Seattle, 43
HAS A COMPATIBLE SEX DRIVE
“I can’t be with someone who doesn’t want sex as much as me, or more than me. We definitely need to be on the same page in bed.” – Gregory, Houston, 31
HAS A LIFE OF HER OWN
“The biggest thing that separates a good girlfriend from an OK one is someone who has a life of her own. If the relationship is a girl’s primary focus, invariably she finds things missing in it, whereas if it’s a compliment to the rest of her life’s goals and interests, the little things are no big deal.” – Matt, Los Angeles, 27