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7 Phrases Men Love to Hear

by Sarah Harrison

October 21, 2009

Whether you’re starting a new relationship or already married, there are some things that don’t change, like the need to feel sexy, appreciated and needed.

And it’s not just women who want these things. Men do too!

Below are seven things you can say to a man, at any stage of your love life, that will leave him glowing.





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    rb292

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I was going to add before my fingers slipped that I got more ego pumps from a weekend fling than I got from my ex-wife from 13 years of marriage. No wonder the marriage went south. It's fine to inform us of our "areas for self-improvement" once in a while, but let's try to balance that out with a compliment from time to time.

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    rb292

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Too true.

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    RochelleSC

    about 5 years ago

    12 comments

    I'm surprised to NOT see a comment in this list pertaining to how INTELLIGENT a woman thinks her man is! Yes, we like men to be strong (unscrew this lid for me), attractive (to us and others) and sexually/romatically adept, but don't men also enjoy hearing how SMART we think they are? I absolutely love it when my husband "knows stuff about stuff", whether it be random sports trivia or the lyrics from a song I loved 22 years ago... and when I tell him this, he gets all gushy about it. Men are SUPPOSED to be smart out in the big, bad business world, but I think they'd also appreciate hearing it from their women. Guys opinions on this?

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    Misssophistication

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    That is all true. From the ex. wife's point, ladies we need to pump our men's ego!

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    DaisyS

    about 5 years ago

    34 comments

    Men love to hear how handsome they look. I always tell my husband what a great lover he is and how much I appreciate him. They need to hear this. Don't forget to tell him every day how much you love him.

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    EbonyRose

    about 5 years ago

    24 comments

    Like jhayward, I agree with most of the article, but again - I don't want to be misled. Honest appreciation and compliments go a long way toward making your partner feel loved, needed and wanted. Both men and women want to hear nice things about themselves - but don't overdo it - it will sound insincere, and your partner will wonder why you are blowing smoke up their rear end...

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    jhayward

    about 5 years ago

    30 comments

    While I agree with most of the things this article says, I'm not sure I want my boyfriend/husband, etc to tell me I look skinny in my jeans when I actually look fat...I would rather just try on another pair of pants. Maybe, instead, one could say, "You're thinning a little, but I think it looks sexy..." which you probably do if you're dating/married, whatever to the guy!

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    I agree with this article, men need to appreciated. Also women need this from men as well.

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    I think these could apply to women too! Who doesn't want to be told they are hot and needed?!

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    Men also need to feel appreciated. I make a point to notice out loud when my husband has been working hard, and prop him up with a few words of encouragement if needed. I also like to tell him how much I love our life together. I'm pretty sure it makes him smile from the inside out.

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