Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Your Ideal ManCupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Your Ideal Man

By Shannon Seibert

Women are constantly consumed by the search for the elusive Ideal Man. But who is he, really? For some, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. For others, he’s a sensitive blonde who is passionate about nature. But how far will these characteristics really take your relationship? We’ve pulled these five articles from our partners to reveal what qualities your dream man should possess, no matter what:

1. He’s someone worth bragging about:  Okay, so your mother isn’t exactly impressed by your latest prospects. Chances are, if they aren’t measuring up to Mom’s standards, they aren’t worth your time. The Ideal Man is someone who you’ll be proud to bring home and show off to your friends and family. For example, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett brags about her man Hank Baskett and his amazing parenting skills for their two children. (

2. He’ll leave the past in the past: Jealousy is a monster that we all wish to keep at bay. The Ideal Man will not talk poorly of his past, nor of yours, but use it as a learning experience. Not speaking ill of an ex reflects wonderfully on his personality and character. He will be comfortable in his own skin and will reassure you that his past will not become his present. (

3. He’ll make you feel comfortably uncomfortable:  You’ll not only feel right, but you’ll feel protected. The Ideal Man will allow you to be fully yourself, and he’ll also push you into uncharted territories. He won’t be afraid to challenge you or disagree with you. After all, in a strong relationship, you need that type of mental stimulation.  (

4. He’ll be the most intoxicating drug: Passionate, all-consuming love is something that every woman wants. And if you look hard enough, it’s not a lofty goal. The Ideal Man should not only be compatible with you physically but emotionally as well. Don’t underestimate the power of love and what it can do to a person, for your perfect love is like your own brand of heroin.  (

5. He’ll affirm why it didn’t work out with anyone else: Past heartbreaks may have hurt, but they also served as guidance to get you where you are today. The Ideal Man will have the arms that will feel like home. He’ll be the answer to any question you ever had, and you’ll be the solution to all of his problems. It will click, just like that. (

What is your Ideal Man like? Tell us in the comments below!