Men are simple creatures.
We say what we want and we mean what we say. The truth is that most of the time the things that we say sound so childish, that it’s natural for anyone to think that we mean something more.
Ask any mother and she’ll tell you that men are basically overgrown babies. We are cranky when we’re hungry, sullen when said, and do stupid things most of the other times that make any rational human being look at us and wonder “Why would you want to do that?”
But, we’re honest (at least to ourselves), faithful (sometimes), and easily hurt. And, above all, we cherish someone whom we can trust.
In that respect, we’re very much like dogs. Faithful, obedient, and not very well house-broken.
And, in relationships, there’s one thing we cherish above everything else.
As much as we desire that hot little number, what we really want is someone who pays attention to us. Someone who treats us better. Better than the women in our lives treated us. Better than our girlfriend, or our (ex-) wife, or our mother treated us.
To be appreciated, to be valued, to be paid attention to, this is what men want from a relationship.