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5 things men should know about women
Gals like looks and smarts, but love and dependability also important

A survey of more than 5,000 U.S. couples published in the journal Social Forces in 2006 suggested women are happiest in their marriages when men show a high level of emotional engagement: expressing positive emotions; being attentive to their wives' needs; and setting aside time for activities focused specifically on the relationship.

One simple way to keep a lady happy even while buried beneath chores is to say "thank you." Results from a study of both married couples and college students living with roommates revealed that people who felt appreciated by their partners had less resentment over lopsided house labor. Those who felt appreciated also showed higher satisfaction with their relationships compared with other study participants.

The Brad Pitts of the world may be good for your relationship. Psychologists have found that after meeting an available, attractive guy, women are more likely to work to strengthen their current relationships.

Women may dig guys roughing it up in a hockey game or other athletic competition. But when it comes to long-term romance, ladies would rather if their mates left such power punches on the ice (or other field), according to a study published in the December 2008 issue of the journal Personal Relationships. Jeffrey Snyder, a doctoral candidate and evolutionary anthropologist at UCLA, and his colleagues found that women preferred men who relied on prestige, or certain skills and accomplishments, to get to the top, as opposed to men who used subtle aggressive behaviors to reach a powerful position — say, in a fraternity. But don't women go for "bad guys?" Not when it comes to long-term relationships. If that aggressive man isn't flexible in his behavior, the result could be a domineering bully for a partner.

#5 had to do with the guys reminding their woman to take care of their hearts to prevent heart disease. I felt like they just through this one in here because it's the month of national awareness for women's health and Heart Disease in women...


Kristan February 13, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

Hmm, interesting. And what about keeping men happy?

Lol probably when we're silent!

Mush February 13, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

Hahaha. And how do you keep us quite? By keeping us happy! It's a give and take relationship!

Kristan February 16, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

LOL touché!