All country men come with their own special charms: They are the perfect melding of sweetness, strength, and security. It doesn’t hurt that they know how to party and are typically specimens of physical perfection. Here we go, behind the big trucks, big guns, and bravado to explore what really makes country men special.
1. They have the best manners.
Their mamma's raised 'em right. They open doors, pull out your chair at the table, and say, "Yes ma'am" to just about everything you tell them.
2. They're protective.
Country men are raised with the understanding that their job—arguably their most important job—is to protect their women. It doesn't mean they're going around punching dudes out for looking at you. It means they are protective of all of your needs. They will give you the time/space to pursue your career, take time for yourself, or nurture your relationship with your friends.
3. They value family.
Country men are raised in a culture that puts family first. They are fiercely loyal and protective of their loved ones and will always prioritize them over anything else. They value tradition and are taught the importance of a strong family bond from an early age, which means they'll want a family of their own one day!
4. They know the importance of hard work.
These men know that nothing comes easy. They know they have to work for everything they've got, whether that be putting in hours at the farm (I mean, every country man works on a farm, right?), sitting hours in a tree stand waiting for that big 10-pointer to walk on by, or most importantly putting in work on y'all's relationship. These men will work hard to make everything great!
5. They will give you cute pet names.
Sweetheart, sugar, darlin'—we all know cute pet names melt our hearts 10 times more than hearing your man call you by your actual name."Come on over here, Courtnie." How about, "Come on over here, sugar"? Much better!
6. They love a good hunting dog.
Which means you can bring just about any pup home you want, and your man won't roll his eyes, sigh, and ask, "Where'd you find this one?" As long as you bring home a pup that can be well trained, listens, and will carry anything back in that your man shoots.
7. They are masculine.
There is something fundamentally attractive about a man who acts like, well, a man. This may seem obvious, but let me tell you from personal experience, there are just some men out there who have a bit more femininity in them than I prefer. I mean, if you spend more time in the bathroom than me getting ready, that's a problem. Don't get me wrong, that might be your cup of tea when choosing a man, but I want my man out of the bathroom/my way as soon as possible!
8. They aren't afraid of a woman who gets down and dirty.
In fact, these men absolutely light up at the sign of a woman whose down to get dirty, kick off her shoes, grab a beer, and get outside with the guys. Whether it be reeling in largemouth bass on the lake, slapping on some face paint and camo to go hunting with your man, or muddin' around in trucks and four wheelers. These men love a gal who ain't afraid of a little dirt!
9. They can cook a mean meal.
Not only can these men hunt for our food, but they know just how to cook it up, too. From comfort food to barbecue, they can feed you right.
10. They wear boots.
Country men have mastered the art of making cowboy boots work with just about any ensemble. Whether they're paired with a rugged pair of Wranglers and a T-shirt or dressed up in a suit (with a cowboy hat to put the entire piece together), these men clean up nice.
11. They love to be on the road.
Sometimes all you need is a warm summer night, a handsome man, a truck, the windows down, and the music up loud (obviously country—there's really no other kind).