I fell for a man with emotions. He wasn’t guarded, wasn’t afraid to cry, and never hesitated to show me that he loved me. every. single. day.
We would go places and he would hold my hand. When we waited in line at the movie theatre, he’d kiss my forehead just because. At a restaurant, he’d sit on my side of the booth and share his fries, or occasionally tickle me, or just nuzzle up to me and put his arm over my shoulders. When I was tired, or frustrated, or scared, or angry, he would talk to me, listen to me, console me with what was on his mind and in his heart.
He was affectionate in all the right ways. He made me feel special, made me feel treasured, made me feel loved, no matter where we were, or what time of day, or who was around.
He wasn’t soft, wasn’t weak, wasn’t ‘feminine’ or ‘unmanly’ or ‘too much’. He was the man who embraced who he was and wasn’t afraid to just be. He loved to love. He loved life. He loved me. And he didn’t change any of that based on what the world thought of him.
But unfortunately, the world looks down on emotional men, on men with feelings, on men who express these feelings openly. The world is biased towards guys that cry, that overthink, that feel. It becomes taboo if you are a dude who does these supposed ‘girly’ things. You are considered weak for being so sensitive.
But the world is wrong.
A man who is emotional, is a man who is bold. He’s unafraid. He’s confident in who he is, even if he isn’t the stereotype. And he has no problem fighting that bullsh*t stereotype.
An emotional man is a man who is secure in himself. He loves loving others, and he loves others the only way he knows how: wholeheartedly and openly.
He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t change, doesn’t hold back. And this makes him an incredible man.
The world loves emotional women, women who feel and are open talking about those feelings. But it’s not the same to be an emotional man. Those men are looked down upon, and they shouldn’t be. They should be praised.
Because an emotional man knows how to love. He is in-tune with his heart, confident, open, and strong. He is worthy of admiration.
He is worthy of falling for, fully and fearlessly.