Why I can't stop loving men.... as bad as they are for my health.

I'll admit I have a thing for the male gender. You are hot. You are smart. You are strong. Need I say more? OK, I will if you ask me to.

Ever since my older brother brought home a friend at the early age of what, five?, I've been hooked on the male species. Yes, I kid you not. I saw my brother's friends, and as far back as I can remember, I blushed with immediate infatuation. Hence, the love addict is born.

I'll never forget the reaction I had to each of my brother's companions. There was Mark: the dark-haired, stoner dude with Vans and short shorts who walked into our house, and I fell off my chair. Well, not technically, but you could have blown me over with a breath. I doubt Mark ever even noticed me then. I wonder what he'd say if he saw me now?

Then there was Mike, the tall, skinny, nerdy guy with glasses and a huge Adam's apple. He helped my brother make a paper mache shark for a school project, but man, I felt a sweat coming on when he entered our house. Looking back, I wonder if I'd still be attracted? Well, if he could say a bunch of high-tech jargon and look very serious about it, I'd probably swoon in an instant.

So, this is my "ode" to men around the globe. You make my life complete (or will, some day, if I meet the right one). I could be bitter and blame men for using me for sex, pumping up their egos, or just passing time for their own entertainment, but hey, I was having fun, too, for most of it. With that said, here is my tribute to all the qualities that draw me to this beastly creature known appropriately as "man":

You are so beautiful to me

When I look at men, and see the rippling muscles, harsh curves, and hard features, it screams: I'm tough, and take me as I am! No, you don't compare to the silhouette of beautifully shaped women, but I would rather run my hands over the hard bumps of your loins any day.

There are good men in this world

Unfortunately, they have all been scooped up by other, more crafty women than me. I know that some men can be faithful, honorable, good fathers who stand up for what is right, but most of them have a ring on their fingers, or rebound with the woman who snaps them up a day after they break up with their significant other. Boo.

They can rock my world

"It's not the size of the boat; it's the wake that it leaves." I've been "waked" by smaller boats, and let me tell you, size doesn't matter as much as how you make a woman feel. "Skills" depend on a man's willingness to learn about how women tick, how much they want to please them, and a limitless ability to have patience and compassion to a woman's every need. Thank you, "sandwich guy," for showing me what paradise really means.

You make me laugh

Did I mention that guys are funny as heck sans the cattiness of women? Well, now I did. I love to laugh, and some guys just have a way of making me laugh so hard that I have to sit down and hold my belly because I laugh so hard, I might fall over. By the way, that is sexy.

You need me (or, us women)

I may be approached by countless men who are in commitments, but it still makes my day to know that they are attracted to me, a woman, the female species. I like the idea that we were made to complete each other, that our anatomy fits perfectly into each other, and we are the Ying and Yang that compliments what the other lacks. Well, at least some day, when I meet my "soul mate" .... if there is such a thing.

I need you

Yes, I said it. I don't want to go through life telling myself that "I'm okay on my own." I'm not, really. I miss companionship. I miss intimacy. I want someone to hold my hand while I tell him my day's events. I need someone who will tell me like it is, and nudge me further in life. I want to kiss endlessly. I need to hold someone, just because he's there, and never let go-- at least symbolically. *Sigh* Some day, I will have the man who fits me like a glove. I can wait, impatiently, but I will do so nonetheless.

Thank you to all the men who walk the Earth. You have no idea how desirable you really are. But I'm here to let you know that I'm watching and waiting... always ready to pounce on the right one who might come along. Maybe some day, I'll be lucky enough to meet the "good man" who is freshly out of a relationship with no intention of going back. After the first week, my chances of snatching him up diminish like the quality of eggs for a woman over 35. If not, I'll just sit and wait for the next guy who drops by to do a project around the house. Did I mention the hot appliance repairman who fixed my washing machine lately? I think my dishwasher will soon be on the fritz. Hubba, hubba. Appropriate for a "Hub," no?

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misterbungle 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

You're welcome! Another great article. Hang in there!


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Ha ha ha... Oh, thank you, misterbungle! See what I'm talking about, already laughed! Love you!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

An interesting and entertaining hub! There are still good men out there for you. They may not be many but they are there. You just have to be picky and patient. That's easy to say, I know, but the same is true with women. A good one will come your way in time. Believe it!


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misterbungle 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Anytime, wonderful1! Love ya too!


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Well, Sheila, I wish more women were like you!

It gets pretty frustrating watching the sitcoms and commercials where men are made out to be complete morons. I also can't stand militant feminists who hate men and children not to mention marriage.

So, thank God there is a woman out there who is as honest are you are and one who enjoys the qualities of men, while still rejoicing that she's a woman.

If you are patient and do not sacrifice your virtue for a quick score, there may be a quality guy waiting for you who is willing to return the favor.

Best wishes - L.R.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Come on Wonderful1,

you get the same followers? What about me? Can you read or pay attention to me? To be honest I had a good laugh at this hub. I think you have a problem: You are at the end of this bridge and keep asking every driver who happens to notice you, " Should I jump?" I'd say...hey don't do it..do it tomorrow.(JK)

Thanks for sepaking your mind and Who is L.R.?

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Sorry for that typo **speaking**


rorshak sobchak 4 years ago

Interesting perspective... I enjoyed reading this Hub. Voted up.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Poetic Fool, I know there are good men, and I'm holding out for one of them. One is all I need. Thanks for the positive assurance.

L.R.: thanks for that, and I sure hope so. I'm the whole package, so it's about time I held out for the right kind of man. It's hard when I'm hormonally challenged. But I will try...

lord de cross: I'm noticing you right now! And thank you for your humorous comment. I would get down off the bridge and join you for some coffee. I can always mess things up tomorrow... ha! P.S. I don't know who L.R. is, but I like his tough love attitude. I need that.

rorshak: thanks bunches, appreciate the kindness!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great article. You will find the right one I know it. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt thoughts with us.


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks, Caroline, for the comment, and for visiting.


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dashingscorpio 4 years ago

In an era where so many women see it as a weakness to say they need a man it's refreshing to see a woman say that she does need and appreciate men. The thing I think that keeps a lot of women from having a man is the fact that it is impossible to attract something you have negative feelings towards. As difficult as it may be it's important for both men and women to look at the opposite sex as individuals and not as a group. This is especially true when we have some negative experiences. Once you put down the whole group as whole you're in trouble. The subconcious interprets "I don't need" to mean the same thing as "I don't want". After all there are only 5 things we actually need to live and those are air, water, food, shelter, and clothing (It's the law in most places.)LOL.

Note if saying you don't need something makes you stronger then men must be weak. I have never heard a straight guy say, "I don't need a woman!" I wrote about this awhile back. Thanks for the love and appreciation! Sending you a hug and a kiss from the Windy City! :-)

http://hubpages.com/relationships/idontneedaman...


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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Ah, that was awesome, scorpio, and I'm smiling like a goofball now. I love the part, "look at the individual instead of the group." Totally! I know that a lot of women bring us down, too, and take offense to men who clump all women together.

And no, I've never heard a man say that, either. Big hug and kiss back to you to keep warm. Such beautiful weather here in SoCal!


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KateWest 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Amen! Great hub, thanks!

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