Saying what men want in a relationship is difficult since it runs the risk of reducing men of…what’s the word…a stereotype. Not all men are alike, just like not all women are alike.
“Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity.
We women have a more subtle instinct about these things.
What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.”
― Oscar Wilde
So while it’s fun to joke that guys are “only interested in one thing,” the reality is that men—against all odds, clichés and stereotypes—are actually pretty nuanced and varied.
Still, pop culture loves it some stereotypes, so let’s take a look at what men want in a relationship according to various forms of culture and entertainment.