I recently read a blog post ‘What Makes a Male Character Swoon Worthy?’, and loved it so much, I asked the writer, Jillian Dodd, if she would like to write more on the actions of the perfect man; for me.
Over to you, Jillian:
In my book, That Boy, the main love interest in the book is a boy named Phillip. Phillip is pretty dreamy. A lot of readers ask me if a man like Phillip really exists. I always have to answer yes. Phillip shares many characteristics with my own husband. In the upcoming sequel, That Wedding, Phillip shares a pros and cons list he made when deciding if he should tell his best friend that he was in love with her.
I got to thinking about my husband’s pros. So many of the things he does just make me melt.
He’s the best kisser. Ever. We had a scheduled first date. I had met another guy that I was kinda going crazy about and almost cancelled our date*. I’m so glad I didn’t. When he kissed me, I knew.
He rubs my face to relax me.
He lets me pout to get my way.
The way I feel safe in his arms.
How he always rescues me; Flat tires, snow storms, big spiders.
He’s a busy stressed executive, but he always puts our family first.
He lets me wear his sweatshirts when I’m sick.
He supports my wild ideas.
He makes me laugh.
He puts gas in my car. My car is always empty.
He lets me take really long baths with no interruptions.
He buys me chocolate.
He looks equally sexy in a suit as he does in a tshirt.
He loves football as much as I do.
He celebrates life.
He never lets a waiter take his order first. Ladies always order first. Same thing for doors.
He is the dish fairy at our house. I hate emptying the dishwasher and love it when I open it up and the dishwasher is empty. He always tells me the dish fairy came.
He folds a perfect towel. Mine are always messy, whereas his look perfect.
He cleans out the shower drain.
He sold his race car to buy my engagement ring.
He doesn’t put up with my shit.
We’ve lived in many homes and in numerous cities, but it never matters. Home is where he is.
*You can read that story at http://jilliandodd.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/first-kisses/
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So, what special things does your partner do for you? How many of the above can you tick off? What qualities do you find attractive in a man? What/who is your ideal partner? Let me know. Let’s see if we can find someone more dreamy that Jillian’s hubby