(Closed) Things your FI does that make you go “mmm…now that’s a man…”

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ouch!  Yes, my guy is very similar.  He is a heavy stainless welder so he comes home with deep burns everywhere, at times, he has come home with half a pant leg burned off.  All because he couldn’t break his bead *palm face*  DUDE you were ON FIRE!!!  Overall, Darling Husband is very much a guys guy, pretty much most of the male stereotypes apply to him, LOL, which is one of the things that I love about him.

Post # 4
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well, my Fiance does things that make me think that- but nothing along the lines of repairing a gushing part of his body (although he did chop part of his finger off on my 21st birthday, and went all boy scout on it :] ).

I love the way he is with kids. I think a “real man” knows how to show that side of himself. He’s an elementary school teacher, and it just makes me want him even more when he comes home and tells me that the little kids were holding onto his fingers while walking to the bus.

Obviously knowing that he’s going to be an amazing father gets me lady parts going πŸ˜‰ it sounds so weird when I write it down! haha

Post # 6
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Tossing his little cousins in the air making them laugh and giggle with glee


Fixing something/putting something together

Chasing me around


Making me happy πŸ˜‰




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Post # 8
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

He knows how to skip rocks.

The most he ever does when he gets mad at me (clearly because he is not listening, I am perfect) is that he says my first name once, very sternly. I think it’s hilarious and adorable and very manly and not at all like my parents when they got mad at me.

He knows about war and submarines and building houses and working on a farm. He’s only done the last two, but he’s a reader.

He loves going to the spa. That’s super manly in my eyes. He does not give a lick of thought to what “traditional” men might think of that. 

You could pretty much shake a man’s junk in his face and he would not blink an eye. Well, he might ask them to move or have fun with the situation because he has a super sense of humour.

Sometimes he gets naked! πŸ˜€

Basically, everything he does.

Post # 9
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My Darling Husband is a forest ranger… enough said.

But seriously, carrying a gun, operating a chain saw, tree climbing and operating a chain saw, rescuing an animal…

My favorite imagine is of him in uniform, standing on top of a live bear trap to release it aiming his riffle. 

Post # 10
1348 posts
Bumble bee

I can’t think of anything he does that doesn’t fit into this category. He has really high levels of testosterone so I guess that’s to blame.. only drawback is the balding that comes with it.

Post # 11
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ahh, I totally get what you’re saying. Fiance is a total “man’s man.” He’s a car enthusiast, loves to get dirty, and is a protector. What I thought I’d be attracted to? No. Lol.

Here are just some quick examples:

The man can fix just about anything, whether it’s my car or the sink or the random weird stuff in the kitchen.

He comes home greasy and sweaty. It’s just hot. No other words.

The way he looks with my baby sister. She is 7 and like…4’2. He is 6’4. So most of the time, he’ll pick her up to talk to her. Or when he’s bent down telling her how to do something. It just gets me.

The way he is….6’4. Haha! Totally superficial, but I am 5’10, so a man so much taller than me is sexy as HELL.

The way he holds me when I cry. He held me while I fell apart at my Papa’s funeral in November.

Also? It’s sexy that he cooks (pretty much always) and is totally secure in everything he does, traditional or not.


Post # 12
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The thing that got me right away is that he cooks. Not like just small meals but he cooks holiday turkey dinners etc and he is good at it. He is passionate about it and makes things just for me and takes pride in it.

 The other is the way he is with my niece and nephew. When we first started dating he told me he had never really been around any kids and did not know how it would go when he met them. He knows that I am super close with them and try to see them as much as I can atleast a few times a week so he knew that it was important to me. I introduced them after dating for 6 months he was amazing with them. They love him he picks them up and seings them around plays games with them. Most imprtantly he really listens to them. They tell him silly stories about school etc they are 5 and 6 so kindergarten stories but he listens to them and engages in the conversations makes them feel important. I love him for that

Post # 13
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mr.ND is a guys’ guy, hunting, fishing, MMA, likes to work out, etc, so it’s when he does the out of the ordinary things that I just *swoon* a little πŸ™‚

He loves cooking, he gives me the best hugs when I need them, he knows how to just snuggle right up to me at night (and he doesn’t like to cuddle, so it just makes me smile when it does it), and seeing him with kids. I’ve always wanted to be a mom (I’m the oldest of 4 kids and have just always loved babysitting and playing with kids) but he’s an only, so being around kids was/is an adjustment for him. But as my friends have kids, he’s getting more comfortable with babies, and seeing him make silly faces at them just melts me πŸ™‚

Post # 14
1133 posts
Bumble bee

Yea, everyday I see him going to work or coming home from work I say MMMMM THATS A MANNNNNN. Lol SO is 6’5 and a police officer. Tall drink of water, that boy. It really gets me when I see him in action or in his car πŸ˜‰ yess.

Post # 15
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a different definition of “man”, I think. 

I mean, it’s hard not to think of him as a “big strong man” when he towers over me at 6’3 (I’m only 5’3) but the things that make me think of him as a man is when he…

Cooks for me. I love a guy who cooks. Sexy. 

Stands up for his beliefs. We’re both big into gay rights and it takes a strong person in general to stand up for what they think is right. 

When he volunteers. He volunteers at the SPCA and he’s so gentle towards all the animals. The fact he volunteers at all is awesome. 

When I break down because of my illness, or for that matter when I’m very sick, he takes care of me so well. 

I think what makes a “man” isn’t whether he chops down trees, or hunts (I actually really hate hunting, lol.) or fixes cars, it’s in his deeds and in his attitude. It takes a real man to be strong, supportive, and caring. To hold things together when everything else falls apart. That’s what I think, anyway. 

Post # 16
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well, the first thing that got me going was the fact that he gets to wear a uniform to work (when hes not working in an office on a detail.) He also gets to carry a gun, its unfortunate that his line of work dooesnt allow me to elaborate but oh is it sexy! He is in law enforcement but his aspirations after this (since he’s forced to retire at 55) are to become a Senator, so he watches CNN every single morning.. which is super silly but totally gets me going! He knows everything anyone could possibly need to know about politics. He also has his private pilots liscence, sigh. *swoon*

He’s also one of the sweetest most gentle men ever, the only person that doesnt make it worse when im angry and the one that’s always trying to make a good day worse! Just yesterday stayed home sick from work, but managed to feel better by the afternoon so while I was working on homework (2nd yr undergrad) he did all of our laundry, and went out to get me mexican food (which I requested, otherwise hes a fabulous cook) and even surprised me with a dr pepper ten! Oh I love him πŸ™‚

Glad you posted this! Sometimes you forget the reasons that initially attracted you to your man, and just thinking about it brings back so much! Cant wait till he gets home πŸ˜‰ 

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