Damn this really hit home for me. Check out this post at Hooking Up Smart.
For men, Respect isn’t just a necessary element of the relationship – it’s a heady aphrodisiac.
In my experience, women don’t really care as much about the idea of Respect as men. It’s lower on their list of priorities. The idea of Respect is to men what the idea of Love is to women – it’s vital, valuable, elusive.
Respect him for his positive traits and victories – even if they’re small. If you expect Love from him, be prepared to deliver Respect. You’d be amazed how committed a man will become to you if you make him feel like he’s the hero.
When my girlfriend looks up to me, I want to be as good as she believes I am. That’s what guys mean when they say, “You make me a better man.”