Monday, July 25, 2011

A Real Man

I read an article in the paper today discussing traits that constituted a "Real" man.  Some of the qualities listed by the author were dead on, and then there were others that were just plain ridiculous.  I thought it would be fun to share with you bloggies!  Here are just ten traits that the author listed . What do you think? What would you add? 

What (else) makes a man a real man?
1    A man makes decisions and lives with the consequences.
2    A man would rather die than break his word.
3    A man carries cash.
4    A man isn't satisfied with his papa's money. He spits on Lady Luck and decides his own destiny.
5.   A man avoids visible brands on his clothes.
6    A man never says something to someone online that he wouldn't say to the person's face.
7    A man doesn't break up on the phone, via text or on Facebook.
8    A man looks out for children. He makes them stand behind him.
9    A man is comfortable being alone.
10  A man does not know everything. He doesn't try. He likes what other men know.

Sources: The Art of Manliness (, AskMen's Top 10: Traits of a Real Man ( and Esquire magazine's What Is a Man? by Tom Chiarella


Oilfield Trash said...

I don't ever have cash on me, I have a bank card.

Belle said...

A real man is loyal: He sticks around when things get bad. He doesn't look at other women.

Mama Spaghetti said...

A real man loves his wife and his family, and he isn't afraid to show it.

I Wonder Wye said...

I was going to say what Belle beat me to the punch on: a real man can be relied to be there when the chips are down. A real man still makes you feel like a goddess when he's seen you sick and at your worst. He doesn't care. He sees you through the eyes of love.

Yvonne said...

OT- I don't think anyone carries cash anymore! Perhaps the author of this article is ancient? I kid, I kid.

Belle- See, I would disagree with you there. Men are human (sometimes) and they are going to look at other women, whether we like it or not. It's what they do once they look that catches my attention. We ALL look, women included.

Mama Spaghetti- Indeed!

IWW- Belle is wise beyond her young years! ;)

Belle said...

I get what you mean, Yvonne. Yes, we all look, I guess what I mean is they don't look for too long. :)