Is He Your Ideal Man? 10 Traits That Say Yes

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Does he measure up? What one woman looks for in her ideal mate.

The other day I was joking with my friend about what qualities we want in a potential significant other and how people are prone to calling us "picky." I was like, "As if a six-foot liberal Rhodes Scholar with a year-round tan and desire for two kids, who also happens to own a peony farm and went by the nickname 'Cunnilingus Master' in college, is too much to ask?" No, but seriously, here are the 10 things I really want in a dude. Tell me yours in the comments. The Frisky: 6 Things About Men That Turn Us Off

1. Someone who laughs at my jokes. And I mean really laughs, because he thinks I am hilarious, not just to be polite because eventually politeness wears off. My gay bestie recently told me, "Amelia, the minute you stop making me laugh, I'm going to kill you." I want to meet a man—who is not my gay bestie—who feels the same way. The Frisky: 5 Steps For Spending Quality Time With Your Significant Other

2. Someone who knows peonies are in season starting mid-May. Peonies are my most favorite flower in the entire universe. I would rather get a bouquet of peonies from the deli every week for that short period that they're available at the end of spring than red roses every week for a year. It's not about getting flowers from a man. It's about him being someone who remembers that they are among my most favorite things on the planet and having them around me makes me happy. The Frisky: 30 Things That Make A Woman Feel Beautiful

3. Someone who will basically eat anything. I am not a picky eater. I love food. While there are a few edibles that aren't really my faves—beets, tapioica—I will basically shove anything in my pie hole. The guy for me absolutely could not have an aversion to stinky cheese. The Frisky: MERRIme, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating

4. Someone who is calm when assembling Ikea furniture. I am an artist, which means that sometimes I am prone to temper tantrums. That said, I was also taught that patience is a virtue. While I may freak out emotionally from time to time, I am cool as a cucumber when it comes to everyday annoyances—like assembling furniture or waiting in a long line at the airport—and respect and admire a man with that same quality.

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