Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words

It’s often easy to spot a bad apple of a man, but sometimes even the baddest of apples can look tasty to the untrained eye.

Well, fear not, we’ve got the foolproof way to help you spot a good man when you see one.

 

He’s Reliable

It’s all very well playing “hard to get”, but there reaches a stage in the courting process or relationship when reliability becomes a key foundation in your partnership.

Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words; knowing you can rely on a man to stay true to his word, be there when he says he will and call you when he’s promised to are sure signs that he is a good man.

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He’s Honest

Honesty truly is the best policy, especially when it comes to relationships.

If a man avoids sharing his true feelings with you, he may be emotionally unavailable and not yet ready to commit to a new relationship with you.

If, however, your man is able to pay you compliments and confess his feelings for you in a sincere way, he could well be a keeper.

Honesty is always the best policy

He’s Polite

Remembering his Ps and Qs is one thing, but watch out for his behavioural traits when interacting with others.

Aggressiveness towards others, be it passive or overt, will indicate an underlying unhappiness or sheer disrespect for the feelings of other people, and this could hinder your relationship later on down the line.

You need to be with a man who supports you and doesn’t lecture or belittle you.

A real man will do his utmost to make you, and others, feel respected.

 

He’s Chivalrous

Footing every bill and ordering for his lady may not be the norm in modern-day relationships.

However, there are some chivalrous actions that will indicate you’ve found a good man.

No matter how small or grandiose the gesture, if your man holds open the door, pays you compliments and makes an effort, these gentle nods to tradition are big nods to a good man.

Does the guy you're looking at pay you small gestures of chivalry?
If so, you might be onto a winner

 

He Cares

If a man strives to put a smile on your face and does things that he knows will please you, these are the signs of a caring man.

All good relationships involve give-and-take, so make sure there is a balance to ensure a happy, healthy and loving relationship.

 

He Respects You

Not only will he respect your opinions or beliefs, but a good man will also respect your needs.

Be it time to yourself or the need for attention and support, a foolproof way to spot a good man when you see one is to look out for the indication that he respects you.

Respect is a two way thing
If your man doesn't show it, it's likely he won't – agree?

 

He Remembers

It’s no secret that even the best of men are likely to forget dates such as your three month anniversary.

But a man that remembers the little things, such as your big interview, or important presentation at work, and drops you a text or gives you a call to wish you luck, is a good man for sure.

 

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