If A Guy Is Worth Your Time & Energy, He’ll Do These Things

As tempting as it might be to believe that guys are a waste of time, you’re seriously missing out if you write all of them off just because you’ve met a few bad ones. There are great guys out there, you just have to find them. When you finally do meet one, you’ll recognize him right away because he’ll have no problem proving he’s worth your time and energy by doing these things:

  1. He treats you like you’re worth his. The best guys know that you deserve the world, and they want to give it to you. They never treat you like you’re disposable or basic. Your perfect guy knows that he hit the jackpot when you came into his life and he’s willing to do anything to jeopardize that. He’s going to give it all he’s got.
  2. He looks at you like you’re the most amazing person he’s ever seen. If you’ve had a boyfriend who looked at you that way, you know exactly what it’s like. It’s the best! When you’re with someone who doesn’t, you definitely notice and feel that something is missing. It is. His genuine love, devotion, and affection for you as a human being all lie in that special gaze.
  3. He treats others with kindness. If you’re with a kind man, you’ve got a keeper. He genuinely deserves all the energy you put into the relationship because he’s willing and happy to give it back tenfold. He knows that all people deserve respect and consideration, and that’s an important quality in a partner.
  4. He respects ALL women. Of course he should respect you as his partner, but it’s more than that. He’s a true feminist at heart. He can’t comprehend why women wouldn’t be treated the same way men are because he honestly believes that all people are equal. He never degrades or patronizes you or any other woman. He’d never even think of it.
  5. He listens to you and remembers what you say. The art of truly listening seems to be dying quickly. People are so wrapped up in their own minds and concerns that they hardly hear what anyone else is saying anymore. The man who pays attention to you when you speak — and even better, who remembers what you said later — is the guy you stick by. He’s committed to you and your love.
  6. He openly offers you his affection and admiration. The guy who’s worth your time isn’t shy or embarrassed about how he feels. He wants the whole world to know how proud and grateful he is to have you in his life. He knows that when you find a wonderful woman, you never ever deny her your honest attention and consideration. He’s fine with PDA and he never shies away from complimenting you in public.
  7. He makes it clear to the world that he’s yours. You don’t have to worry about other women, even if they try to flirt with him. He shuts it down in a heartbeat. He’s simply not interested in anyone else because he feels so lucky to be with you. This is the guy who will keep your heart safe forever. You can feel confident that the energy you put into this man is worth every second.
  8. He goes the extra mile. He isn’t just good to you, he’s the best partner you’ve ever had. He makes you understand why no one else ever worked out until him. You deserve someone who always makes an effort for, no matter how long you’re together, and he’s that guy. Hold on to him tight.
  9. He takes care of you in every way. This doesn’t necessarily mean financially. It means in all the important ways: physically, mentally, and emotionally. He takes the time to please you sexually, knowing that your satisfaction is the best prize he can win. He challenges your mind and the two of you are intellectual equals. He’s there for you through thick and thin, hard times and good. He’s your true life partner.
  10. He supports you no matter what. He is your rock. You know that you can turn to him for any advice you need. He’s honest with you even when it’d be easier to lie but he never tears you down. He truly believes that you can do anything you put your mind to, and his love adds to your confidence. You’re more than happy to give him the same in return. Together, the two of you will conquer the world.
  11. He encourages you to achieve your goals and dreams. The right man will never hold you back or stand in your way. He only wants the best for you, and he’s by your side helping you achieve it. With your self-confidence and strength combined with his belief in you, you’re unstoppable. You do the same for him because you have just as much faith in his abilities as he does in yours.
  12. He never, ever takes you for granted. This is the bottom line. The man who deserves your unending love and devotion will always treat you like the most special part of his life. He doesn’t become complacent or ever even consider letting you walk out of his life. In fact, he spends every day actively making sure that doesn’t happen. He knows the special connection that you two have only comes along once in a lifetime.
A former actress who has always loved the art of the written word, Amy is excited to be here sharing her stories! She just completed her first novel, and is also a contributor for Elite Daily, Dirty & Thirty, and Thought Catalog. Amy is the founder of What If Journey and can be found on Twitter @amyhorton18. You can also visit her website at amyhorton.net.