I just want to say, I love this thread. I can't wait to see what the men have written in their thread. 1. Do NOT ever underestimate me. Just because you think you're pulling a fast one on me doesn't mean I didn't know about it long before. 2. If you care about me and for me...say it, don't assume that I already know that. I like hearing it. 3. Don't try to change me. Either you like me or you don't, you can't mold me into the person you'd "like" to be with. 4. I'm a complex being. I know I can be difficult at times, but don't constantly rub that in my face. You can get further with me in a conversation if your tone is positive and not negative. 5. Whatever you do...DO NOT roll your eyes at me when I'm speaking about something important. 6. If I blow up about something, I'll be fine in five minutes. Just give me a hug and reassure me. 7. If I'm an important person if your life (girlfriend, significant other) don't hide me from the other important people in your life. That can kill someone's self-esteem in an instant. 8. If I ask you for your advice that's one thing...otherwise, I don't want it. 9. Men...do NOT ever think you can date multiple women and try and keep it a secret. We're not that stupid! 10. Don't list the things that you find wrong in me without examing yourself first. There is nothing worse than someone being critical of you. I'm hard enough on myself...I don't need your help. 11. Respect me and I will respect you. 12. If I give you an inch, don't you dare think about taking a mile. I'm too quick for that shit. (see #1) 13. I like my space and privacy...I'm not being evasive, I'm being me. If I feel something is important enough to tell you, I will...otherwise, stay out of my business. 14. And for God's sake...if I'm dating you, at least make an effort to come visit me. I hate it when I have to be the one driving to see you all the time. There is NO excuse for that (unless your carless). 15. Last and not least...damnit, pick up the phone and call me. Surprise me with a phone call from you. Don't make me call you all the time. Show me that you care enough to hear my voice, know what's going on in my life, and reassure me that you're there and thinking of me.