8 MUST-HAVE QUALITIES WOMEN IN THEIR 40S WANT IN A MAN 

Emotional intelligence is all about being able to manage your own feelings and understand other people’s, per Mental Health America. Women in their 40s have no time for emotionally stunted man-children.

1. Emotional intelligence

They want a man who is dependable, trustworthy, and follows through on his commitments. This means showing up on time, keeping your promises, and being there when she needs you.

2. Reliability

There’s nothing sexier than a man who is comfortable in his own skin. Women in their 40s are attracted to men who exude quiet confidence without veering into arrogance or cockiness.

3. Confidence

Life is too short to be serious all the time. Women in their 40s want a man who can make them laugh and see the funny side of things. This doesn’t mean being a clown or constantly cracking jokes, but rather having a witty, playful side and not taking yourself too seriously.

4. Sense of humor

Drama and chaos may have been exciting in your 20s, but women in their 40s are over it. They want a man who is emotionally stable, mentally healthy, and has his life together.

5. Emotional stability

Women in their 40s are attracted to men who can hold their own in a conversation and challenge them intellectually. T

6. Intelligence

Respect is non-negotiable for women in their 40s. They want a man who treats them as an equal, values their opinions and boundaries, and doesn’t try to control or dominate them.

7. Respect

Women in their 40s have their own lives, interests, and priorities. They want a man who is self-sufficient, has his own hobbies and friends, and doesn’t expect her to be his everything.

8. Independence

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