I am a 34 yr. male. I have been married, for 7 yrs. and now divorced. I have a 15 yr. old daughter with my x who has not let me see her for 5 yrs. now. I am in a relationship again very happy. As am man, we think we have to live up to this image of just that...being a guy. We all WANT to be in a relationship, not one of us want to be lonely, and the more of a facade that we put on, the lonelier we are. Now having said that, wanting to be in a relationship and being able to handle one are two different things. There are men and there are boys, but in the end we all need someone.
What u need to realize about men, is only real men want a relationship and deserve a relationship. Men whom aren't men yet may want a relationship but r not ready for one. They will tell any woman that they're ready for a wife so they can have a relationship but in reality they're not. That's y guys leave relationships.
men ultimately want to be in a relationship. Maybe once in a while they'll get a little itch that needs to be scratched, but for the most part they like being in a relationship. Guys need to feel needed and not emasculated, by their women.
It depends on the guy. The idea of a relationship is nice but some guys are out their to seduce wives and wreck homes. Some men don't need a relationship to get by. Why for? some men swear off sex altogether so wheres the relationship with no intercourse? How about the husbands who know there wife is cheating and it kills them on the inside? Some men have many girlfriends does that count? Some men need a relationship because they can't get laid without it. The question should prolly be "men, why do you want a relationship?" I think you will find more interesting answers this way.
Most men prefer to be single as long as they get sex whenever they want it. The problem is the women know this so they threaten him with no sex without a commitment and then the drama starts Blah, blah, blah, nag ,nag, nag. There you have it - a typical beginning of a committed relationship