He needs to know that you'll stand up for him when others say bad things about him. Challenge speaks to the part of their masculinity that innately makes them want to conquer and win.

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What you have to do is learn how to crack his commitment code and get your guy to commit — and eventually fall in love with you.

Easier said than done, of course, considering the average man isn't great at communicating his emotional needs. Here are five things guys (won't tell you they) need One of the keys to learning how to make your man happy is basic, animalistic desire.

In the pit of his stomach, he needs to want you, long for you, yearn for you.

He needs to miss you when you're not around and he needs to feel a pang of lust when he hasn't seen you for some time.

He'll commit to a relationship because he doesn't want to risk losing her.

So, now we know commitment isn't some sort of man allergy.

A man may interpret it as "don't hurt me" or even "you're trapped." Men see the love from a woman as more of a commodity than something novel.

Of course, the words make him feel good when he hears them, but they don't sing to his soul.

When he knows you respect his character, he will let you in deeper, exposing other tender parts of his soul where he needs healing and support.