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You don’t need another cheater or player in your life. You want to meet a life partner ready to settle down or get married. But does he exist?
Through the lessons of your past relationships, you’ve probably discovered qualities that matter, such as honesty, loyalty, and devotion.

Fortunately, guys who meet these standards are out there! A real man knows one woman is enough, so read on to learn how to identify a life partner who is ready for commitment.

1. A real man is grown

Most men have some fun in their youth. However, the grown man you are looking for has the partying and the late-night hookups out of his system. Instead, he is now ready to settle down with one woman.

A grown man knows how to take care of himself. He has his act together and makes an effort to address his flaws. He is emotionally available and looking for a woman to spend his life with.

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2. A real man is honest

A man who cares for you will build a relationship on trust. He will try not to hurt you and own his makes.

An honest man will answer any question you have for him as openly as possible. He’ll be more interested in solving the problem than hiding something or telling lies to save face. A good relationship means understanding those bad things will worsen when you don’t deal with them.

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3. A real man is not afraid of commitment

The kind of man you want is not afraid to commit. He won’t keep you waiting forever until he decides what he wants. He will communicate his intentions without assuming you know how he feels.

Commitment is not scary for a man who can see a future with you as a real man knows one woman is enough. He will want to ensure you are the right one before he commits to a serious relationship. Therefore, having a bond, understanding each other, and working together in difficult situations will be essential for him.

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4. A real man wants to build a life with one woman

Let me guess, sharing a guy with other women is not your ideal life scenario? You may have met some players in the past. Or perhaps you are still dating a player? No matter how charming he is, you don’t need the uncertainty he brings.

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A real man understands that dating multiple women won’t get him the stability he wants. He is considerate of your feelings. Jealousy and drama are the last things he would need in his life.

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5. A real man accepts you as you are

The best feeling in a relationship is knowing that your partner accepts you just the way you are. The guy you want to commit to or even marry will not care about a few extra pounds, the stretch marks, or the annoying habits you have. He’s aware that there’s no such thing as a perfect person — everyone has flaws and weaknesses, including him!

A loving relationship where you are not overly ashamed of your negative traits will likely improve both partners. When you can tell the truth about your struggles without shutting down in shame, you might be able to do something about them!

Rather than continually searching for the perfect woman, a real man will love one woman and accept all of her, even the annoying features. In the same way, she will love all of him as well.

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6. A real man stands up for you

A real man will not allow anyone in his life to come between the two of you. If his friend insults you, you may not see that person very much. If someone in his family puts you down or speaks ill of you, he will correct them immediately. He won’t stand for hearing bad things about his girlfriend or wife!

A man who cares for you wants to protect you regardless of the situation. Even if you are wrong, he knows the most important thing is to respect his relationship with you.

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7. A real man is supportive in every way

Whether you are starting your business or crate training your puppy, a real man knows what’s important to you. Therefore, he will support you in every way he can. He will take care of chores so you can rest or attend that painting class you’ve always wanted to.

Also, a good man knows the woman he cares about will support him no matter what, so he repays the favor when you need to be lifted. He will face challenges with you, which will be the best feeling ever.

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8. A real man takes care of you

When everyday life struggles like a hurt shoulder, a lost cat, or a fight with your best friend leave you hurting, a committed man will be there for you no matter what you are going through. He will do his best to show you how much he cares for you.

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When you realize your partner is willing to step up for you in your time of need, you will know he’s devoted to you and feel his love for you. A real man makes time for his partner, even if that means sending a text during his busy day at work or cooking dinner when you are tired.

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9. A real man shows that he loves you

Showing is always better than telling, and a real man will show his love for his partner regularly. He will bring your favorite sandwich to your office at lunchtime or have your favorite wine chilled and waiting for you after a long day.

Even if it’s not something he’d dedicate time to on his own, he might enjoy getting a pedicure with you as part of a relaxing day. After all, having fun together is an essential part of a relationship!

A real man who wants that special woman in his life will go out of his way to show you he loves you deeply.

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10. A real man only has eyes for you

A real man will not disrespect you, ever. He will not blatantly look at other women in front of you and will definitely not flirt with others.

Even though studies show that men are more likely to cheat than women, a good man knows one woman is enough. He will not need other women to make him feel whole. He knows how to act when you are not around, and you won’t have to question who he is when you are not there.

Even when you wake up without makeup or get out of the shower with runny mascara, he will think you are the most beautiful woman in the world, with all your imperfections. He will let you know that he is attracted to you.

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11. A real man celebrates you

Your birthday? Celebration. Promotion? Celebration. Pass your driver’s test on the third try? Celebration. A real man who has found the woman he cares for and wants to spend his life with will look for any reason to celebrate her and make your heart happy.

A man who cares for you will go out of his way to show the world how proud he is of you without compromise. He will do his best to make you happy and to let you know how much he supports you.

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12. A real man knows your worth

A man ready for an exclusive relationship will do so because he sees your worth. He appreciates your intelligence and your ability to be the best version of yourself. He sees how accomplished you are and knows you have his back no matter what.

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A real man not only sees your greatness, but he also encourages it. When he notices how genuine you are, he will not want any other man to have you.

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13. A real man is proud of you

A real man will show you off like you are the best in the world. Whether it is a personal accomplishment or a promotion at work, your man will want to shout from the rooftops how great he thinks you are. But more importantly, he will tell you privately how he feels about you.

Do not be surprised when you catch him looking at you from across the room and just smiling at you or taking pictures of you in your proud moments. He will want to be present for all of your accomplishments.

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14. A real man fights fair

Arguing all the time is generally not a good sign in a relationship. Still, even the best couples have their ups and downs. So when conflict is unavoidable, an honest man fights fairly.

Only a real man tries to understand what happened to cause the trouble. He can also restrain himself from hurting you. While he may hold you accountable for your mistakes, he’s willing to own his side of an argument and change his behavior if necessary.

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15. A real man loves you out loud

A man who cares for you will not hesitate to let everyone around you know that you are together. In addition, he will be excited to show you off and publicly praise you for your accomplishments.

He will not care what others think and will not let another woman or man come between you two. When you are out, everyone will know he cares about you. He will introduce you to his best friends, family, and coworkers. A real man will make you feel as if you are the only woman in the world to him.

When a man finds the woman he wants to spend his life with, all other women from his past will no longer be in his life. He will cut off communication with his exes and will not put himself in a situation where he may get unwanted attention from anyone but you.

It is possible for a man to love and respect one woman so much that all he sees is her. When he finds the woman he wants to marry and wake up next to her every morning, he will be blind to other women. He will lust only for her body and be true to only her in his heart and soul too.

While searching for the man you deserve, hold out for the man who breaks into a smile when he sees you and makes your life sparkle. The vibe will feel different when you meet him, and he will make sure to show you what you mean to him.

Kelly is a certified Relationship and Dating Coach and the founder of Be Brave Coaching. After being a toxic wife and then suffering herself at the hands of an abuser, Kelly found herself in a recovery program where she recovered from codependency, anger, and control issues. Years later, she released her first book 'Signs in the Rearview Mirror Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind' which is her story of leaving toxic relationships with her mother, her ex, and herself behind.

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