Most of the things I write about men involve complaining about their lack of basic hygiene/empathy/understanding how you're supposed to text a woman, but today I decided to switch it up a little. As much as I, like, hate men, I must admit that some of them can do really cute, pure, wholesome things.
Here are some explains of men being v good (and if any of you know these men—and they're single—please slide me the digits).
We Love A Guy Who Confronts His Friends' Negative Behaviors
One of the most irritating things I've found through my dating experiences are men who will recognize that their friends are saying inappropriate things, but say nothing about it.
We stan this confrontational king!
His Energy! Is So! Pure!
This is lowkey the cutest thing a man has ever written! Shakespeare can get in line. Tennyson can take some notes from him.
He's just so happy for his girl that he wishes he found her sooner!
Men Supporting Men Is The Wave
It's heartwarming to see men checking in on each other and having open discussions about their mental wellness and need for self-care.
I want this type of interaction to become the norm immediately!
Respectfully Accepting Rejection Isn't Hard
Look at this prime behavior by a man who: respectfully showed interest in a woman, listened to her and accepted that she wasn't interested, and kindly delivered a compliment and bought her a drink without expecting anything in return.
Take notes, boys.
Men Caring About Their Environmental Impact Is Hot
You know, you can be the Chad-est or Brad-est guy out there.
But the most macho and appealing thing you can do is care about causes that affect large segments of the population.
This Is So Sweet I Might Cry
I know that it's wrong to expect a boyfriend to pay for things for you.
But the fact that he's trying to just help her out and make her not worry about paying him back while she's struggling to pay tuition is so kind and pure.
Sis, Marry Him!
What this girl probably thought of as an off-hand comment, this guy took to heart and went out of his way to make sure she wouldn't be hungry.
Girl, if you don't marry him, I will!
A Man Who Actively Changes When He Learns
Someone protect this man at all costs! I've never met a guy so willing and accepting to change his behavior after learning about how his actions have detrimental effects on others.
He is a unicorn amongst horses.
If There's A Will, There's A Way
Back in the day, when I had my phone taken away, there was no way for me to contact my boyfriend.
The kids these days are innovating in the name of love, and I think it's wonderful.
This Guy Is Giving Off The Best Vibes
It's one thing to maintain a clean backpack and take care of your belongings, but it's another to have such a notoriously clean backpack that you're given an award for it.
Nick: my DMs are open!
Men Who Make Time > Men Who Make Excuses
In a long-distance relationship, especially if there are time zone differences, it might be tempting, and even easy, to stop communicating with your significant other as much.
The fact that he's making the effort even if he loses sleep is heartwarming.
The Future Is Bright
I hope with my entire heart that these boys retain their positive, kind energy throughout puberty and carry it into childhood. Good tippers?
Casually enjoying each other's presences? We love to see it.
This Is The Best Dealer Ever
It doesn't take much effort to reach out and be kind to someone you know, and I wish hookup boy could figure it out.
This dealer is setting a great example for men everywhere!
You Know What? He Tried His Best
Of course, we want our significant others to succeed in the challenges that life throws at them, and this guy put in a solid effort to help his girl work through it.
He may not have fixed everything, but he tried.
A Man Who Communicates Clearly
Look at this guy, making sure that his cat understands that, while his behavior is changing, it should not affect the cat's bedtime.
A man who communicates this well with a cat is probably a great husband.
Yes! Gas Each Other Up!
There really are few things more empowering and flattering than getting a compliment from someone who doesn't expect anything from you or have an agenda.
All men need to catch this vibe! Tell each other you look great!
The Best Rejection Ever!
Shooting your shot is hard, but this guy knew exactly how to handle unwanted attention and in return, he worked to set the girl up with his equally hot (but straight) brother.
What a great wingman.
If This Isn't My Future Marriage Then I Don't Want It
For me, the beauty in this post isn't so much about the rings he buys her as it is about the fact that he constantly wants to express how much she means to him.
A Generation Of Boys With Good Vibes
You know, the more I learn about young boys disrupting gender norms and embracing their interests, the more excited I am that a future generation of men.
They won't be as caught up in looking "tough" and will instead be open to their interests and feelings.
For Us Single Gals, There's Hope
After a series of train wreck relationships with less than superb guys, it's easy to believe that there aren't good guys out there.
Hold tight—one day the right person will stumble into your life.