There are women out there who, with one look, will gain the respect of her peers, her colleagues, and the men in her life. There are men out there who believe that any woman who goes home with him the first night is undateable. Where’s the fine line drawn between being a lady and being easy? Do you feel like you’re not getting the respect you deserve? Are you being judged on your actions by the men in your life?
Here are a few tips to gaining respect from a man.
Respect yourself. To make others respect you, you have to first respect yourself. Treat yourself the way you would want others to treat you. He’ll be able to tell if you don’t love yourself for who you are. If he sees that you don’t love and respect yourself, it will be hard for him to. Set standards for yourself, and stand by your decisions. He’ll view you highly and respect your ability to stand by the things you believe in.
Respect others. A man will respect you especially if you respect others. Do you yell at waitresses, or are rude to cab drivers? He will notice these things and make a mental note in his head. These actions are disrespectful to others, and he will judge you for them. Respect others, and appreciate the things they do. Respect your man, and he will respect you back.
Stick to your morals. A man will respect a woman who has integrity and sticks to her morals. Don’t change yourself to mold into others, and don’t give in easily to peer pressure. The more you stay true to yourself, the more respect he’ll have for you.
Be honest. A man will respect a woman who tells the truth. He would rather you hurt his feelings than lie to protect his feelings. When a woman is caught in a lie, it’s very hard for her man to trust her again. When you’re always honest with him, it shows that you respect him and don’t play him for a fool. In return, he’ll show you the same respect.
Don’t be easy. A woman who gives it away too quickly won’t easily gain back the respect of the man. This is because he knows he already got what he wanted and didn’t have to put in too much work. Waiting until you’re sure he respects you and has feelings for you shows that you value yourself. It shows him that he’s special and that you’re worth more than just a hook-up.
Teach him. Some men were lucky enough to be taught respect. Others have trouble with it. If you want a man to respect you, sometimes you have to call him out and teach him things. If he’s constantly late to meet you, call him out on it. If he’s seeing someone else, put him in check. A woman who’s not afraid to stand up for herself and teach her man how to respect her will earn the respect of not only her man but everyone around her.
In order for a man to respect you, you have to demand it. Know your self worth and stick to what you believe. Respect yourself like you would want him to, and respect others as well. If you feel he’s acting in a way that isn’t respectful towards you, teach him. Respect goes both ways. If you respect yourself and him, he’s sure to do the same.