I am looking for a man who is a true gentleman. My partner will be aware that the word "relationship" is not only a noun but a verb. He will realize that compassion, honesty, nurturance, patience, respect, communication and humor are all important elements of a progressive and productive dyad. He will have strength of character and conviction. I will offer my partner all of the above along with some old-fashioned ideals as I believe that my job as a partner is to service my mate and uplift him. Those ideals also lead me to the belief that a man needs a woman to respect his manhood and not constantly challenge it. He needs someone to believe in him and to understand him even when everyone else seems not to. A relationship is built on communication. This word encompasses the ability to discuss any issue in a mature manner without feeling threatened or defensive. It means that either party can bring their ideas, feelings, emotional turmoil and principles to the table and feel free to display them. The ability to laugh is a cathartic part of any interaction as it alleviates any angst that might exist. The ability to love and give love is a prolific component that allows a relationship to develop, progress and retain its potency.