This may or may not help anyone, and it is certainly not groundbreaking...just a different way of looking at a perspective we all think about. I am in a very happy relationship, and plan on asking my girlfriend to marry me for those who care. I was talking to my younger brother (22) the other day about his women trouble. I am not going to make this a very long thread, so let's fast forward about 45 minutes of banter and I came up with a very simple way to put to him what I was trying to find the words to say. For a guy, it's very simple - women want to be with guys who make every situation that they are in better. That's it. That's all there is to it. I know there's talk of women liking "assholes", women want this, that, and the other thing...and that may be true for girls. WOMEN simply want what we all want - enjoyment in their life. If a guy makes situations better for a woman simply by accompanying them (think the first few dates here), then they will ultimately become interested. If it gets to a point that they decide you're worth keeping around, you're in, and probably will be until you no longer make situations with her better. I truly believe that no matter what stage of a relationship you are in, this applies and holds true throughout. I hope this helps SOMEONE look at this beat to dead topic in a new light. Thoughts?