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10 Signs that the Man is a Keeper

Updated on November 01, 2011

This man is NOT a Keeper!

Should he GO or should he STAY?

 You've been seeing this guy for a couple of months.  Things seem to be hotting up between the two of you.  He might just be THE ONE.  However, when you go to sleep at night, instead of dreaming about naked handsome hunks jumping over the style with their dingle dangles swinging from side to side like a young girl's ponytail when she's jogging around the block, you keep analysing your relationship.  Is he right for you?  Maybe there's someone better?  Should I go for an exclusive relationship?  Oh my God, should I let him move in with me?  These questions go round and round in your head like a moth around a candle flame, until you're going so crazy, that you throw off your covers and run outside into the garden and howl at the moon like a rabid wolf.  Of course, the neighbours turn on their lights, gather on their doorsteps and spot you in your garden, naked as the day you were born.  All this is not good.  Your grandmother would not be proud of you at this time.

Rather than dithering over your relationship, unsure which way to go, here are the top 10 signs that your man is a keeper.  If you can tick them off on his scorecard, quickly head down to the nearest S & M outlet and buy a pair of handcuffs.  You can't afford to miss out on this one.

  1. More or less truthful.  If the guy is basically honest and does make a concerted effort to tell the truth, he's probably worth keeping.  If you ask him how you look, when you've poured yourself into last year's jeans that are possible two sizes too small, and he says you look great, he's a keeper!  Guys worth keeping know when to tell the truth and when to lie.  It's a sign that they are intelligent.
  2. Gainfully employed.  If he has a real job and earns a good enough salary, he's worth hanging on to.  Of course, if he works for Alfonzo, the neighborhood drug dealer and pimp, even though he is employed and might earn a lot of sheckels, it's not gainful employment.  You might have to learn how to bake a cake with a file in it.  Guys in jail don't usually earn a good salary.  If his only employment is mowing his Granny's lawn twice a month, dump him.
  3. Chivalrous.  If he's respectful, well-mannered, polite and opens your door for you and stands aside to let you through first, he's got class and comes from a good family.  If he talks nicely to your folks, and speaks with respect to his folks, chances are he'll treat you with respect as well.  If he orders his mother around, shouts at his Dad, and swears at incompetent drivers on the road, give him his marching orders.
  4. Loves all of you.  If he loves your curves, never tells you to lose weight, doesn't make negative comments about your appearance, fetches you the glass of water to put your false teeth in at night, then he's a keeper.
  5. Ex-girlfriend.  If he never compares you to his ex-girlfriend, and never regales you with stories about what his ex-girlfriend did that was so good and better than you, then he's probably over her and you are so great, there's no comparison.
  6. Initiative.  If he shows initiative and makes you a cup of coffee when you need one, without you having to ask for it, that's a very good sign.  If he takes the dirty plates to the kitchen, and washes them without you dropping any subtle hints, get a dog collar and chain, and keep him tethered to the outside of the house.  Make sure he does have access to the inside of the house as well.  Of course, if he puts the toilet seat down without being asked to, then you need to book a wedding date.  marriage to this man is a must.
  7. Laugh together.  If he has a great sense of humour and can make you laugh, that is a brilliant start.  Laughing together is very important and can make your relationship a lot of fun.  Of course, there is a difference between laughing with you and laughing at you.  If he has a tendency to laugh at you, then have your neighbour's rottweiler show him to his car.
  8. Keeps promises.  If he keeps appointments and keeps promises, he's a keeper.  If he remembers what he promised in the heat of the moment, then he's worth considering.  If he goes beyond and above the call of duty to carry out a promise, then book yourself into the nearest mental hospital if you let him go.
  9. Gets on with your friends.  If he enjoys your friends' company, I mean really enjoys their company, with no pretence of enjoying hanging out with them, then he's the real deal.  There is nothing worse than being with someone who always finds excuses not to hang out with you and your friends.  Of course, if he showers too much attention on your hottie friends and ignores your nottie friends, then it's probably better to let him go.
  10. Feelings.  If he can talk about his feelings, shows emotion during movies then he's worth keeping.  If he sobs uncontrollably during a chick flick, it's either a put on to make you believe he's sensitive, or he's overly sensitive, either way, show him the door.

If the guy is strong in a few areas and weak in others, you have to decide what it is you can live with and what will annoy and irritate the shit out of you.  There are very few keepers around, and when you find one, don't let him go.  Many women are attracted to men who are bastards and who treat them badly.  Short-term they're a thrill.  Long-term they're a nightmare.  If you are with a good man who is good to you, don't inadvertently spoil it and chase him away.  Overcome your self-esteem issues and believe that a decent man wants to be with you.

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      Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

      This is a gem, Cindy! I see a niche! :)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah Jodi, I like writing self-help/relationship advice! Have done quite a bit on here and wrote a self-help book on relationships as well. Not that I'm a fine one to talk as I'm not even in a relationship myself!

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      YES! I qualify!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      So Dohn, you reckon you're a keeper? Well, I might have to start a dating site!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I love this, Cindy, it is so funny and pretty damned right on the money. But, what about sex? You never mentioned it

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      And this man is ... where? I'm leaving my porch light on!

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Great list, Cindy! But I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing Mr. Happy Snotnose at the top of your hub. This hub should have come with a warning!

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      Jaspal 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I'm no keeper: Failed that one about too much attention to the hottie friends and not enough to the notties!! I'm still laughing - what a great hub, Cindy!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      I think I'm getting the hang of this. If she's wearing jeans 2 sizes too small, she looks great. But if the girl next door is doing the same thing, that girl is getting fat. :) Working on the other 9 points, though.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I was taking a bit of potato salad when this hub first opened.. not what you want to see with a mouth full of food.

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      omg that picture was disgusting, let me ease my way back up and read, I think I could probably allow 7 out of 10. Dry spell lately.

      dori

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Excellent, Cindy!

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      Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

      Ha,ha! Only whipped, spineless, slave-dogs need apply! lol

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Alekhouse, OMIGOD! I forgot about sex!

      Candie, hope you didn't mess your potato salad too much!

      KCC, yeah think that guy is Pest's neighbour at his trailer park.

      Jaspal, well, you past the honesty test for admitting you check out the hotties, so that's something!

      Wandererh, you are a fast learner boy!

      Dori, yeah it is a fascinating pic! I love it! lol

      Thanks Tatjana!

      Christoph, so are you applying? lolololol

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      Cindyvine, number 4, 6 and 10 can be strongly applied to me besides the others of course especially number 4... I like my woman the way she is (although she struggles to keep in shape and follow several diets) I always tell her: You just look great, and I really mean it. Thanks dear and wish me luck :)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Shamel, you sound like a dream man! Your lady is one lucky woman, and yeah, I do wish you luck my friend!

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      Sheila 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

      OK -- which parallel universe do these men call home, and how can I get there from here?

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Well Teresa, some of the men who've commented say they are keepers! Stupid bloody bitch women all snap them up before we can get our hot little hands onto them!

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      Sheila 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Ain't that the truth, Cindy!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      TERESA, WE NEED TO COME UP WITH A CUNNING PLAN - HOW TO GET RID OF THE KEEPER'S WOMAN!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Where did you get that photo from lol. Some sound advice here but I think that finding a man who fits into all the right traits is nigh on impossible.

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      Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

      That was a hilarious pic of the dirty man with a runny nose, no kidding not a keeper. Great hub Cindy.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah Ethel, one can find strange things on the internet, including very ugly men! I agree, there's a fat chance of finding a man with all the traits, but some of them would be good.

      Raven, yeah, wouldn't send my worst enemy to spend a night with that man!

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Hurray! I got a keeper! Love your list.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Ivorwen, we are all officially jealous.

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      LOL! Keeper or not, he's still a man. :)

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      k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Cindy, Wonderful advise and I will come back to check this out when I have a need to! Thank you so much! Some day, I pray, I will be this wise!!! :D

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      Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      Although Tom does occasionally cuss at an incompetent driver, and tends to let dishes stack up in the sink...I think I can excuse them, as he passes all the rest of the requirements with flying colors, lol!!!

      Great hub--I love reading it! :)

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      BTW, when I met my boyfrined he was very promissing, considering your list. When we started to live together he forgott everything, so I just wanted to give up. But suddenly  he started to improve his behaviour, that now he is  fulfilling almost all requires of your 10 points ... so your wise and funny Hub came in just right time!

      Thanks.

      Of course only number 7 gave us energy to pass through the difficult times.

      ...............

      Our dreams and wishes can come true....step by step.

      Wishing you the best partner in your life as well, when you will be ready to ask universe for that.

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I'm thinking of joining a dating service, may I use the photo?

      That way I'll know that all repliers are bloody desperate, extremely forgiving, will immediately see my inner beauty, will love me for what I am, and when they see the real thing be so relieved that I may be in with a chance!

      Love, TOF

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Ivorwen, stop rubbing it in! lol

      Kari, it is very easy to give advice to others, but oh so hard to use the advice and apply it to your own situations! Mind you, I am much better now! I do tend to do things very spontaneously. Act now, regret later.

      Tamcor, Tom does strike me as a keeper! You are a very lucky woman as keepers are few and far between!

      Tatjana, amd really happy you've met the right one and he's a keeper. Have to be honest, I'm not sure I ever want a partner again. My life is busy enough now as it is. Maybe, one day when my kids have all left the house. I have one kid left at home!

      TOF, sure you can use that pic. I'm sure all the women on that wonderful dating site in the South Island, sheepshaggers.com would love a goodlooking man like that. Defnitely beats some of the inbred lot down there lol. Hey, you can always join NZdating.com. Man, are there whacky types on there!

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      JennyRoseV 7 years ago from Austin, TX

      This is a great hub! My man has some of these traits but the ones he doesn't have can be taught. He's thoughtful, honest, good to his family, and never not once has given into my poor me I'm so fat routine. He always tells me I'm beautiful and he loves evey inch of me. He is a keeper through and through even if I have to beg and plead with him to pick up after himself. ; )

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Jenny, you are a very lucky woman! Look after him well!

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      k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Oh Cindy, I know so well what it is to "act now and regret later"! One of those things I am hoping to overcome, LOL! You do write the most interesting hubs! Thanks! :D

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I'll have you know ms Vine that I am a Mainlander, and that I have never shagged a sheep. We are just good friends.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks for the compliment Kari. I am a person who gets bored easily, which is probably why I write on so many diverse topics, to keep myself entertained! lol

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Oh TOF, you must have a guilty conscience or something, as I never said you shagged sheep lol. Sheepshaggers.com is just a dating site from the South Island. I don't think you really date sheep! well, I hope not! I think it's the Greymouth lot down there who have mothers and sisters who are the same person.

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      My father was from Greymouth Ms Vine

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      Now, look what you've done Cindy, all the dead in Grey turned in their graves at the thought of your comments, and the resulting earthquake was international news. Ag called me to check that I was OK.

      Naughty, Naughty.

       

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      Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

      Cindy, Here you go again! Have you ever considered becoming relationship counselor? It would seem I would be more fortunate in relationships if I had your handy how-to guides at the ready. I do love reading these, Cindy. Your talent for writing is indeed exceptional. Great job.

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      LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

      Another wonderful, funny hub. And my other half ticks all the boxes, so I'm right to hang on to him!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Another great hub - however, I can't say the same for the first picture...EWWWWWW - OMG! Almost hypnotic....gotta go find something hot to balance out my psyche LOL

      I don't want to brag...but I will anyway lol I did get lucky and found a 10 :D - he even supplies the chocolate :P gotta love a man who does that...

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      TOF, am sure it was all the sheep shagging in the South Island that caused that earthquake! Hey, and you should never brag about having ancestors from Greynouth lol. Next thing, you'll say you grew up in Gore!

      AIDY, thanks so much for your compliments. I'm thinking of starting a relationship website....but you know I'm old and all this technology...

      LG, your man sounds truly good! Look after him well and treat him from time to time.

      Enelle, have to be honest, I scroll down quickly to get to the comments so that I don't have to look at that pic! Look after that man Enelle, otherwise someone else will! lol

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      Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

      Apparently I'm a fixer-upper still in progress. :0)

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      weaver 7 years ago from our blessed earth mother - canada...

      holy cow batman!...where in heaven's did you find that photo? ...pretty funny! :o)

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      KOOL_FREEK99 7 years ago

      KOOL, ITS ICKY IN ONE WAY BUT KOOL IN ANOTHER

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      williamblake 7 years ago

      cindyvine is that you?

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Hahaha just look at that drip...tis was really funny Cin. xox

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      Laura Spector 7 years ago from Chiang Mai, Thailand

      Excellent advice - even with that super gross picture!

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      Cindy, I wasn't bragging, it's a factual statement, nor have I ever heard of habitual in-breeding from around there. Other areas, yes; and I grew up firstly in a small Taranaki farming village, and later in a hydro construction town.

      Cheers

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      KatherineF 7 years ago from dbrat80@gmail.com

      Great Hub thanks for the advice. Guess I found a keeper!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Tom, you show all the signs of being a keeper. tell your wife to look harder and she'll find them. Don't think you're a work in progress!

      Drumweaver and Koolfreak, it is a pretty cool pic, hey?

      Williamblake, of course it's me! Who the hell did you think it was. Oh, are you talking about the pic?

      BC, waking up happy every day is a good goal in life.

      Laura, thanks for commenting! Glad you could find my hub helpful!

      TOF, you become more and more interesting every day!

      Katherine! Hang on to your man, girl, there are many looking for keepers!

      Blonde, sorry for neglecting you, been hellishly busy!

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      celistina 7 years ago

      These are all right on target! Especially the one on chivalry and ex-girlfriends. Now, the question is, where can we find such guys? :) They all seem to be taken!

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      Charia Samher 7 years ago

      I've been with a keeper for five and a half years now! =)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Celistina, that is the eternal question. Where do we find the keepers?

      Charia, you're so lucky. can you ask your keeper if he has any friends like him? we have a waiting list here!

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      MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      I love this hub Cindy! I've missed talking to you. It's been awhile. Hope you're doing well. Hugs

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      1anomaly 7 years ago from Texas

      hmmm, Have a majority of these desired traits and no one to prove them unto. Oh well I'm sure I'll trip over someone soon.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Miss Jamie! Where have you been? I've definitely missed you! Howya doing?

      1Anomaly, well, send me a pic and a short bio and I'm sure I can fix you up with someone who's looking!

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      Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      Great advice for those who aspire to be "a keeper." :)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      lol NT, is that a keeper of the keeper?

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Interesting way of looking at a 10 like me Cindy!! What a great pity that I'm still single and haven't met a 10 woman yet!! The thought of being chained up outside is a bit of a worry.. and I note that you still haven't admitted mowing your lawns in the middle of the night; when you should be more attentive to the guy chained up outside, is also a worry. Of course you left out another important factor; that of having experience at being a keeper! (or at least chained up!) Good hub... I hope your ducks float!!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey Pearlie Boy, big game this weekend! Might have to swim over to Bumbletown and chain you to my lawnmower, so you can do the lawns while chained up!

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      fran001 7 years ago from Toronto

      Great advice. By fluke, I got introduced to a keeper and its been a month and counting. They are out there ladies.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Fran, you need to take your friend who introduced you out for a meal to thank them! I hope he remains a keeper!

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      A scream! And good advice. Where'd you get the picture at the top? I assume he's not your beau!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Ralph, definitely not my beau lol!

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      J. Kumm 7 years ago from Washington

      I think these are all great telltale signs of a keeper. Still, I can't help but notice all of the not so subtle comparisons between men and dogs...

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Lol J.Kumm, maybe it might just be cheaper to get a dog. But then, what about the sex aspect?

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      MaryElena 7 years ago

      Employment and honesty are two good places to start.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks for stopping by Mary! I totally agree, but if someone gets laid off because their company has gone bang, you can't hold that against them.

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      nightlymistress 7 years ago from U.S Thats all that you need to know.

      WEll done Cindy. You should post more relationship hubs.

      I find them very helpful. Thanks to you, i can keep my boyfriend.:)

      @_@ Nightlymistress

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks Nghtlymistress, I'm so pleased that you are inding my relationships hubs helpful!

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      takeyou 7 years ago from Los Angelos

      i think that all man compare different woman even if he don't tell he

      great hub.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Well Takeyou, all we can hope for is that some man is so smitten with us, he forgets about all the others!

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      Thamisgith 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      "If he's respectful, well-mannered, polite and opens your door for you and stands aside to let you through first, he's got class and comes from a good family."

      Sorry but you're wrong. He's looking at your ass. And why not?

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Thamis, lol you could be right, but so what, makes us feel good and appreciated anyway, and that's all that matters!

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      Francine Smith 3.1 7 years ago

      ALARM BELL - No 9: Gets on with your friends. Guys who get on with your best friends are probably thinking they are in with a chance of a three, four or fiveway with your sorority sisters. Fact. It's how guys' minds work. But if he hates your friends, a keeper ;-)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      lol@Francine

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      Up and Onward 7 years ago

      Strange, I score a 10 out of 10, and still I was not good enough for my wife. I guess there are some items missing on the list :-)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Up and Onward, this is the strange thing about women, a man who scores 10 out of 10 is so perfect they are deemed to be boring. We like a little bit of the bastard, I guess.

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      Inlove Butinpain 7 years ago

      Great advice, my guy is a keeper, however when hes with his friends he can be an ass, and we fight alot but in the end we figure things out, as I've heard that good things come out of pain and hard work, the pain from the fights the had work from understanding why we're fighting, normally its a stupid reason, like I cant really talk to him in person, so he takes it as, Im pissed off and taking it out on him.

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      lilislist 7 years ago from New York, NY

      hahahah! love it!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks for commenting Lili and Inlove!

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      LikelyToSmile 7 years ago

      Well i am lucky to have a good man then!

      I'm sure he'd love the fact that he qualified.

      Good job!

      I love the part in the end where it says to realize that you deserve someone great and to let go of self esteem issues, that's a very common but unsean problem in a lot of relationships

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      LikelyToSmile, hang on to your good man then, nurture him, feed and water him...

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      nirmal 7 years ago

      You can add one more guy to your fan list..... awesome write. I admire your language very much.. Did you graduate from Oxford?

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Nirmal, no, I've never even been to Oxford!

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      Man Defender 7 years ago

      Sounds like you are telling these women that then need a lap dog.....or maybe a geeky sidekick.

      And we wonder why men say that women are needy, and this is just the list to get a steady date....what's in store after that?

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Man Defender, a lap dog would be cool and then we can exchange it for newer models every few months!

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      aefrancisco 7 years ago from somewhere down the road

      I love it. its so great... just one query - does that applies to women too? I just wonder...

      Thanks for sharing the wonderful hub ...

      I learned a lot!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Aefrancisco, I guess it could apply to both women and transvestites.

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      hdy 7 years ago from Texas

      great tips...

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks Harrisdy!

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      Dee 7 years ago

      WOW! What a list. My guy does everything on this list PERFECTLY!!! He's good to his mother and grandmother, he treats me like I'm a precious gem, and he treats my little ones like they are his own. They are CRAZY about him and always want him around. Oh yeah, he's a keeper!

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      Sue1226 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I liked your hub, but like everyone else I don't care for the photo. But to let you know, I have a keeper he meets all of them. Some times he forgets when he is a little tipsy he mentions his past girlfriends. Hope we can be fans if not well I still stop by for I like your hubs

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Dee and Sue, hang on to your keepers!

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      oneputt 7 years ago from Phillipsburg, Ks.

      Was hoping to find the ten things that makes her a keeper. Great Hub. Will write a hub on that. Thanks.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Oneputt, great idea, will look forward to reading your hub.

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      Sarah 7 years ago from Washington

      The guy in the picture may not be a keeper, but he sure does have beautiful blue eyes!

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Sarmack you are right, he does have beautiful blue eyes! I never noticed before!

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      Eldritch Elegy 7 years ago

      That comment up there: "Keeper or not, he's still a man."

      That's pretty much my philosophy. Seems like everyone on Earth has AT LEAST one major flaw, myself included. I simply DO NOT want to deal with it. Once you get a little older (I know, I know, I'm 'only' twenty-five), you see how men think, and honestly, I hate it.

      I don't want a man who 'knows how and when to lie,' and that's pretty much what it boils down to. They have to lie about some things, because they just don't seem to be capable of honestly thinking and feeling whatever it is we would like them to think and feel.

      I'm not saying I'm a keeper, either, but hey... I guess I can be happy sparing someone the stress of dealing with me if it means I never, ever have to deal with another man.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Eldritch, I agree nobody is perfect. However, some people are less perfect than others. There are some good men out there, they are not all bad!

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      geekchick 7 years ago

      I like the part about figuring out what you can live with and what you can't. If I had to come up with a list of things my dream man would be there are things I would put on there, but I've had my dream man for a while and naturally, if I had gone by a list I created, he wouldn't do. However, he is the right one. If I had made a list of things I wanted, non-smoker would have been one of them. Three years later with the same guy and the smoking habit I can live with. I'd much rather stick with my man whom I love and is the perfect fit for me than have someone who would match everything on my list. So it's great advice to throw that disclaimer in there, what can you live with that may not be "ideal", and what can't you? For me, that would be one of your early on references. If I found out he was dealing drugs or did them, nope, can't live with that one.

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      Isabelle22 7 years ago from Somewhere on the coastline

      Haaa Im sorry when I finish laughing I will comment. This is just awesome

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Geekchick, yeah everybody is different. I don't think I could ever live with smoking as it gives me hayfever.

      Isabelle, it's always good to have a great laugh that gives a bellyache, eh? And I think all that shaking from laughter is better exercise than going jogging in the snow or heat.

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      bea 7 years ago

      i found my love

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great Hub! I found my love - very blessed.

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      Cindy Vine 6 years ago from Cape Town

      Goldie, that is great news, am happy for you!

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Good luck with #6 - he's probably gay. But all kidding aside, you've made a lot of good points. Especially #9. Guys who steer you away from your friends usually have something to hide from them, like his character. He'd be afraid that people who are not gaga over him may see his true self.

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      Cindy Vine 6 years ago from Cape Town

      Dolores, they do say all the good men are gay! lol

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      Spiritwind 6 years ago

      Thank you for making relationhip hell laughable.

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      Cindy Vine 6 years ago from Cape Town

      Spiritwind, if we don't laugh about it, we can become very depressed lol!

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      dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

      faaaaaaaaaaabulous hub ....so come on where are they hiding???

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      Cindy Vine 6 years ago from Cape Town

      Dotty, I've been turning over all the rocks I come across and have never found any keepers hiding under them!

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      mellette23 6 years ago

      Hello Dear,

      i am Mellette,single never married, tall slim,and fair,that loves sightseeing and reading,i viewed your profile and got interested in knowing you more for important discussion,could you please reply to me via my mail address ( gmellette@yahoo.com ) so that we will know each other very well.i will send my pics later.

      Thanks,

      Mellette.

      ( gmellette@yahoo.com )

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Cindy,from a Guys point of view, I think you have it right. I like your mixture of humor and facts. I do have one question, how did you get my picture for the top of the article?? LOL

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      davidsgrl 6 years ago

      cindy, I'm thinking a got a keeper .... he has most of keeper traits..... time will tell all.... wish me luck!

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      Cindy Vine 6 years ago from Cape Town

      Best of luck there, Davidsgirl!

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      Cindy Vine 6 years ago from Cape Town

      Mellette, hmm interesting discussion eh? Sounds interesting, wonder why you want to send pics?

      Gguy, I'm a stalker, been keeping an eye on you!

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      Mr Love Doctor 5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Another sign:

      If he comes over to your place, sees lights that are not working, outlets hanging out of the wall, and a couple light fixtures that need replacing, and instead of freaking out and running away, quietly goes to Home Depot and gets the stuff to fix them, he's a keeper.

      Get a hint, gents. I did this. She was a bit confused at first, but she loved it. And she married me. Three years later, we're still working on her huge giant place. But now, we're renting part of it out.

      A woman loves a man with skills, not just the bedroom ones!

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      Cindy Vine 5 years ago from Cape Town

      Physician, if you have a good man hold onto him!

      The Love Doctor, you are so right! I had a man once who scrubbed a pot I'd burnt and fixed my vacuum cleaner and I fell for him right away!

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      Camo Girl!!! 5 years ago

      I Think All Of These Answers Are Good!!

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      Cindy Vine 5 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks Camo Girl!

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      Joy 5 years ago

      I have never found a man like this anywhere? Do you have suggestions of where they exist?

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      Cindy Vine 5 years ago from Cape Town

      Joy, I am still looking. Will let you know when I found the hideout!

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      garim bolax 4 years ago

      When I found his email, I was having a hard time with my marriage. Now things are going real well with me and my husband. We are spending time with each other, I’m communicating more with him, we’re getting along good, and our marriage is going great. Thanks once again for all you have done to help me save my marriage. bishopjakesmore@gmail.com

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      The Post and Bugle 4 years ago

      Insecure much, Cindy? Grow up!

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      Cindy Vine 4 years ago from Cape Town

      Garim, glad your marriage is working out.

      The Post and Bugle, am pretty old and grown last time I checked!

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