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Things women think they want in a man — but they don't

May 10, 2017


Things women think they want

I never really considered myself a relationship expert, despite being a Counsellor, Therapist and Sociologist. Rather, I most often just simply consider myself a professional at life, but I do have ample experience in my work to effectively identify some common threads of what many women express that they want in a man.


When the Editor Cat from The List contacted me from sunny Florida and coupled me in the same column article with a Psychiatrist and a Physician for my insight on relationships, I felt privileged. I also thought—finally, someone beyond the therapy world who is seeking to understand what’s at the heart of many women’s true needs and wants. I am sincerely honored for the inclusion. Thanks Cat!


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MEDIA Coverage: The List, Published May 10, 2017 by Cat Lafluente

Article Title: Things women think they want in a man — but they don't

Read the full article by Cat Lafluente by clicking here.


Here's an excerpt:


"And there may be other agents at play, such as a lack of quality time versus quantity of time. Registered clinical social worker and sociologist Chantale Denis told me, "Women in my practice often report that they want to spend more time together with their significant other, but what they really want is a deep bond with quality time with their significant other, not necessarily quantity of time."
"Men should know how to show romance to their partners, in words and gestures alike. But a lot of woman wish their man was more romantic. Denis told me, "Women also tend to report that they want more romance in their relationship. Yet, few are adequately able to describe that that actually looks like." Is it flowers once a month? Sexy presents? Lots of dinners out?
Indeed it's more complicated than that. Denis continued, "What they really want is for their significant other to look at them with they speak. They want to know that they matter. They want to simply feel special, and that is reflective in verbal and non-verbal communication cues. In other words, women report that what's missing is a genuine engagement in dialogue of what they have to say, and an emotional connection where their partner is able to express their own feelings so that she feels connected."

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