Dating can be a real struggle but it’s easier when you date men who have sisters/grew up with sisters. And I have points to prove this theory.
Disclaimer: This article may or may not be me loving up on my boyfriend who’s an only boy child with three sisters.
From my little wealth of experience, I have found that men who have sisters usually make better partners, than men who don’t. This isn’t a slander to men who grew up without sisters or at least female figures around them, but the reality is that there’s a higher chance of toxic masculinity traits in these types of men. For my hetero girlies, here are 6 reasons why you should consider dating men who have sisters.
They are Kind and Usually More Respectful
Men who grew up with sisters are usually kinder and respectful to women in general because it’s likely they grew up being protective of the women in their life, in a good way. Chivalry isn’t dead with these guys because they realise that women should be treated well. They open doors for their women and have basic courtesy. These men usually grow up to be more appreciate of women. They understand a woman’s worth and aren’t afraid to show it.
They Have a Good Understanding of Periods and How a Woman’s Body Works
I absolutely cannot imagine being with a man who cringes when he hears the word “period “or “bleeding.” Men who grew up with sisters already understand how women work – from our periods to period cramps, to mood swings and hormonal imbalances, I adore moments when I experience certain things with my body and my man swoons in to give me impressive knowledge about what may be going on. He might be off base sometimes, but it’s the thought that counts. From offering to pay for my period-app subscriptions to getting me heat pads to ease my pain, he’s a keeper for sure. Also, men with sisters are more comfortable with their masculinity, and wouldn’t shiver at the thought of assisting you to buy your menstrual hygiene products.
There is Lesser Chance of Toxic Masculinity
In this part of society, a lot of men grow up with a fragile masculinity complex – the need to hide emotions and give off a tough exterior over the fear of being bullied for showing their emotions. On the other hand, men who grow up with sisters tend to have a more balanced view because they are surrounded with feminine influence where there’s a healthy amount of expressing emotions and vulnerability. These men usually end up having better personalities and are able to manage relationships in a healthier way because they respect women enough to see things from their perspective.. or at least try to.
They are Good and Empathetic Listeners
The thing is, men like this have been listening to women all their life, so they have grown to be comfortable with women speaking up and taking up space. This makes them better listeners as they are comfortable with watching women lead. These men value their partners’ opinions and actively listen. I admire the way my boyfriend is able to hold conversations or even handle conflict whenever it arises. His patience and understanding is top tier and I can tell this comes from a place of compassion and empathy towards women.
They Aren’t Threatened By Your Success
As a man, growing up in a household with women is actually so important because it allows you to see your sisters achievements and successes as being no different from your own. Men like this aren’t threatened by a woman’s success because they grew up rooting for women, celebrating women, and wanting to see women win.
They Have Experienced Women, Being Women
Men who grew up with sisters have seen firsthand, what it’s like to live with a woman. They have also seen their sisters at their absolute worst, physically and emotionally. Contrary to what guys see on Instagram, women aren’t perfect princesses with perfect hair, perfect make-up and perfect clothes all the time. And men with sisters have seen it all – the messy bed hair, eye bags, hairy legs, acne, bad breath, bloated stomachs, baggy clothes and all the other imperfections that make up our low and bad days. Women are not delicate fairies, and men who grew up with sisters are well aware. They are probably also used to women taking 30 minutes in the shower and over 2 hours to get ready. With them, there are no unrealistic expectations.