YOU must place value on yourself. If you don’t value yourself, a man will definitely pick up on it and he probably won’t value you either. You will get from a man what you expect from him and what you think you deserve. He will also give you what you are used to.
Let him know how you want to be treated. You can’t change a man, what you see is what you get. Know what your deal breakers are. Have standards that he should meet. If you don’t have high self-esteem, learn how to fake it. Being high maintenance isn’t a bad thing. It shows self-worth.
Men respect women who look out for themselves. Make sure you put yourself first! Projecting confidence and self-love shows you know your worth. Value your body. Make sure a man is worthy of it, don’t just give it away. Let him wine and dine you in the beginning of the relationship. If you cook for him right away, there will be much less dining out.
Think of yourself as your man’s queen and he will treat you as the queen that you are. Want a man, but don’t need a man. Be emotionally and financially able to support yourself. When you are independent and you have a lot to bring to the table, you recognize that you are a great catch. You don’t have to settle for less than you deserve.
There is no such thing as a perfect man, but a man should meet most of your standards.