Looking for a decent man friend

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The Brookings Institution wants to know the answer to this question.

Looking for a decent man friend

Women are asking their pastors this question. Lucinda Belle wrote a song and A. Kiesling wrote a book with that title. Women are even writing into sex advice columnist Dan Savage asking about it. Google it — even in quotes — and get well overhits.

If you are a young guy hearing all these complaints, you might be tempted to think you are way different and better than all the other guys out there.

Looking for a decent man friend

You are actually working hard to be a good man, so obviously you should be able to easily find a good woman interested in you. Some prominent Christian leaders even suggest that being a good man will make your wife want to have sex with you. This is because the idea of being a good man mixes up two things: what makes a man good marriage or boyfriend material, and what makes a man attractive.

These are very different things.

Looking for a decent man friend

Trying to set yourself apart from other men by being a good man means you are only working on one piece of the puzzle, trying to demonstrate that you would be a high-quality spouse or partner. This mindset completely misses that you also need to be attractive. Consider that there are many women you find very attractive but you would never want to marry.

Looking for a decent man friend

A woman who just broke up with an attractive but jerky man is outraged at the way he treated her. In her pain, she might turn to the good man maybe even you for support and consolation, and possibly even the start of a relationship. So what are women attracted to? This is easy to see at the highest levels. Musicians, athletes, rich men, incredibly good-looking guys, politicians, celebrities, corporate CEOs, and, yes, even a of high-profile pastors such as Carl Lentz have no trouble finding women interested in them.

Prioritize time in the gym and lift heavy. Aspire to great heights in your career, and pursue opportunities to advance at your job by being diligent, reliable, and confident. Improve your style and your social skills. Stand up straight, and maintain strong eye contact.

Looking for a decent man friend

Most importantly, be straightforward and know your own value. Instead of hiding behind the keyboard and mass spamming women on online dating sites, walk up to the woman you are interested in and start a conversation in real life.

Looking for a decent man friend

If she says no, respect that. Men, too, should have standards of their own to which they expect women to measure up. One of the tragic mistakes men make when relationships start going south is to turn into a doormat, trying to placate their wife or girlfriend by doing whatever she says. This only causes her to, rightly, lose all respect for him as a man. Many men have a much better idea about what it takes to be a good man — honesty, conscientiousness, kindness, stability, diligence, and fidelity — than they do about what it takes to be attractive.

If you really want to set yourself apart from the other guys, figure out how to be excellent at both. January 13, Aaron M. Renn is the publisher of The Masculinista newsletter on Christianity, masculinity, and the modern world.

Looking for a decent man friend

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