Please tell us HOW a man can make you light up and smile?

How could he do that in ways that would make you feel special, loved, cherished and adored?

I understand that many women these days don’t like to admit that they need men at all – we are capable of doing almost everything a man can do and more – but, if you were to think about what a man could give you that would make you feel REALLY good, what would that be?

According to Tony Robbins (and many other men who attend his seminars), women have an illusion that men just want SEX from women (which is still an important aspect) when most men say that “Being able to make a woman SMILE” is much more important!

Many men also say they simply DON’T know what a woman needs because of the lack of proper education on the subject and the fact that WOMEN DON’T TELL THEM WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO THEM. We expect them to just “get it”. But most men are very logical and need some direction – it DOESN’T work just to give them hints. Most of them have no idea how to “pick up the clues we leave”. Other women know how to give us what we need, but many men don’t.

YOU can help them understand US a little better by getting involved in this conversation – and frankly, answering these questions for myself has also been incredibly revealing.

I’m wondering if women have needs that are gender specific, so for the purpose of educating ourselves further and encouraging you to answer the question, “WHAT CAN A MAN DO THAT REALLY MAKES YOU HAPPY?”, we’d be incredibly grateful if you’d answer these questions.

With a genuine desire to know so much more,

Elizabeth Richardson

Leaving your answers in the comment box at the bottom of the page would be very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!


Survey For Women – what do you need from men?


Elizabeth Richardson currently lives on The Gold Coast Of Australia and is a mother, teacher and author of the International Best Seller 500 Confessions. Elizabeth worked as a Professional Counselor, has trained to lead Group Therapy Workshops , studied Strategic Intervention with Anthony Robbins and Cloé Madanes and is a certified Rebirth Practitioner (Australian Institute Of Rebirthing). These days Elizabeth enjoys a life of total luxury but still plays as a writer professional photographer and web designer. Her passion for living, loving and laughing, remains at the forefront of her focus.

4 thoughts on “Survey For Women – what do you need from men?

  • January 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I’ll start this one off. The most important thing I need from a man is:

    Someone who adores me and makes me feel special (he could do that by pursuing me and being persistent, opening doors, spending time hanging out together, connecting with me each day with a phone call or email – even if it’s a quick one, complimenting me often, planning dates, driving the car so I can relax, making decisions so I can relax, supporting me financially so I can relax and be more feminine instead of so business orientated, let me know what he needs from me too, be romantic by playing love songs specially for me, protect me, hold my hand and walk on the outside of the footpath, surprise me with flowers or notes occasionally, remember important dates and anniversaries, look at me lovingly – especially when we are around other people, let me go shopping and treat myself sometimes, listen to me talk about stuff without having to try and “fix me”, understand how I might be feeling and that even when I feel like crap it isn’t about him – it’s just that I want to express how I’m feeling. Then there are times when I would really like him to help me too, especially when it comes to business, finances and planning. Holding me in his arms after sex and staying awake for a little while afterwards is something really special, kisses on the back of the neck, staying physically connected when we sleep together – that might be with his hand placed gently on my body or cuddling all night long … ahhhh, I’m in ecstasy just thinking about it!)

  • January 13, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I think you should not demand or expect anything that you aren’t also willing to give.
    Otherwise you have an imbalance that will slowly but surely kill the relationship.

  • January 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Thanks a lot Lucy – that’s a valid point.


    (Men probably don’t appreciate flowers as much as we do so I’m not convinced this needs to be true in all cases but it adds a great new element to the discussion.)

  • January 13, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Most of all, I demand loyalty.

    Next I want honesty on all the things that really matter.

    And obviously I want him to love me(I nearly omitted that because its a given).

    He needs to see and treat me as a peer – a human on the same level. Then and only then can we get emotionally intimate. As soon as people have a relationship where one is in charge over the other (male or female), the balance tips the boat into capsizing.

    If you have those things, all the details will work themselves into place.


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