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Tom Matlack is the co-founder of The Good Men Project. He has a 18-year-old daughter and 16- and 7-year-old sons. His wife, Elena, is the love of his life. Follow him on Twitter @TMatlack.


  1. chardonnaymom says:

    fabulous read- made my week!

  2. What also real turns me on about my man is that he is an excellent father. If my husband wasn’t so introverted, I’d cast him in a reality show on public access television and call it “Super Dad.” He’s the modern day Cliff Huxtable, but with a little more swagger.

  3. What women really want: to marry a rich man

    Women still want to marry men who are better educated and earn more money than them, a report finds today.


  4. Michele M. says:

    What I love most about my guy is that he is a loving and attentive father. Also that he has the unique ability to forgive those who have wronged him.

  5. What women really want


    Asked whether, if money were not a worry, they would prefer to stay at home with their children, 55 per cent said yes. And 53 per cent agreed that society puts pressure on women with children to go to work

  6. The thing I love most about my man is how completely ridiculous he is. He is so silly, and so funny. From the moment I met him, he had me laughing, and I knew that he was The One. I’ve never been happier, and I know he feels the same. He’s my dream man.

  7. Bill Kaufmann says:

    Having been married for over 40 years and with five kids, I have no clue how my wife would respond to this question…but, based on the loving input provided, I plan to step up my game just in case someone asks her !

  8. I was really surprised at the responses. My sense of humour is such that at times, I don’t recognize when I’m telling a joke. When I meet some one who catches it, and then is able to respond without trying to steal it, I consider them a good friend. Maybe one day, one of those friends will become a spouse. But if I remained single for the rest of my life, that would be okay, too, as long as I can continue to hear about the joys of others.

  9. As a man, it warms my heart to read these comments. It feels as if there so much anti man-woman energy in the culture to read about how women honor their men brings tears to my eyes. These simple words empower us men to be the men we want to be. We so much want to serve and protect the women in our lives. We might not always express our love, rest assure it is always there.

    Thank you for seeing us.

    • “We so much want to serve and protect the women in our lives” = SLAVE?

    • Romantic love and romantic expression is male. Women don’t express their love of men. Men love and women want to be loved. You will see this played out time and time again. I’m sure it does bring tears to your eyes because women are critical of men, not loving. Don’t search for it in the arts or culture as you won’t find it. Women don’t actually love, they love the love men have. Love is male.

      • Siddharth says:

        touche, ryan! Would this be the same reason why men are more creative?

      • Bunny Hankers says:

        Totally disagree – I express my love for the men in my life every minute of every day and I am never ‘critical of men’ – I’m actually never critical of anyone, but if I were it would be as an individual, not because of their gender. I think you’ll find everyone wants to be loved, that doesn’t mean we don’t also want to love.

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  11. As a man, I do not know what to do. I am in love with this woman that has been my friend for 4 plus years. She knows pretty much everything and anything about me, as I do know her well too. Her past hurts and relationships as well as mine. However, she lives in NY and I live in LA.- after coming over this summer to visit me, an amazing thing happen between the two of us. I knew I had feelings for her, but after spending five amazing days together things happen between the two of us. I told her that I love her in the last day she was with me. We decided to pursue something and promise not to change our ways. However, I remind the same guy but she has changed on me. She feels that she is now vulnerable to be hurt, eventhough I will never do anything to hurt her knowing her past and her knowing mine. I feel though as she has changed on me. I know she is coming back to visit in Labor day weekend, and I truly miss her but I am having mix feelings now, since i have tried everything possible to show her my genuine love for her but at this moment I dont know where I stand. Please help and advice. Thanks.

  12. I believe that although both men and women can show affection affection, I still that men are better at it than women. Part of the reason is that women are mostly temperamental while men are more balanced emotionally. Men are able to maintain emotional control even when they are upset by other things outside the relationship. Many women are not so good with this.
    The reason many relationships survive is because of this one quality that men possess, the love, patience, and the respect they have for their partners.
    Men can easily restrain themselves, but for many women this is a big challenge.

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  14. Remember the quickest way to lose a woman is to lie to her; so be honest.

  15. norcalsearcher says:

    Would love to have a woman in my life who adores the aforementioned reasons. I must be looking in the wrong places!

  16. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time
    to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or tips. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it!

  17. You have to look,see and get tempted……..this is not the right place to look for a wife, we speak-out how our relationships are going…..

  18. Of the 27 responses cataloged in this article, I identified 9 general traits. The breakdown is as follows:

    emotional exclusivity 7
    idiosyncratic cuteness 5
    gentlemanliness 4
    domestic servitude 3
    confidence 2
    sense of humor/good attitude 2
    sacrifice 2
    intellectualism 1
    physical attractiveness 1

    The take-away: guys, if you want to make your ladies adore you, 1) experiment with ways to make her feel special, 2) always act courteously while maintaining a positive attitude, and 3) do the GD dishes!

    Oh, and 6-pack abs don’t hurt your chances either…


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