The women using eHarmony have spoken, and revealed their list of what they absolutely must have in a partner. See what qualities ranked highest – and what really matters most in a relationship.
#1: Finding the Humor
When the chips are down, being with someone who can find the humor in any situation — and in life — will make your journey as a couple much smoother and happier.
Women understand that without communication a relationship is in for a struggle. A partner who can express feelings in a mature way is a huge plus!
A big hug can work miracles! Women rate the ability to give and receive affection extremely high on their list!
#4: Feel the Love
Another important aspect to any relationship is passion and feeling deeply in love. Women want to feel that intense connection with their mates.
#5: Support System
How nice is it when you know your partner is there for you through all of the trials and tribulations of life? This is extremely critical to women, who rate this as one of their most important must-haves.
#6: Do the Right Thing
Women are looking for good character in their partners — and topping that trait list is honesty and knowing right from wrong.
#7: Taking Care of Business
A man is more attractive if he takes care of his finances and is responsible in that arena — it's that simple.
#8: Emotionally Available
Women are not only looking for a man who"˜s strong and steady, but stable -- his emotional health is just as important. The ability to deal with past baggage and hurts — a big plus!
#9: Family Man
A man who is marriage and family minded is very appealing to most eHarmony women, who are looking for the sense of safety and security home life can bring.
#10: Strong and Steady Wins the Race
Women want someone who can handle the stresses and frustrations of daily life with maturity, a cool head and balance. Hotheads are not wanted!
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