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12 Reasons Why Street Smart Men Make The Best Partners

We have heard a lot of people say, “there are two kinds of people in the world…” and then add whichever two opposites they can find. We are not going to do the same because there is always a grey area in everything. But there are two kinds of smarts in the world… book smarts and street smarts.

People who are book smart know and understand theories, history, and geographies. People who are street smart know what all the books have to say – but are very practical in their approach. They are the kind of people who understand how to read a map in different directions, know their basic survival skills, they can approach others to get anything done, and are smart at their business. They are the ones who will not expend energy working for ten hours when they know that they can get the job done in five.

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They are the ones with the everyday knowledge and are less likely to get stuck in ruts and routines. These are the ones you ladies really want to dig. Yes, they might be able to outsmart you a number of times, but your relationship with them is going to be a breath of fresh air.

Here are a few reasons why street smart people are some of the best boyfriends to have:

1. Men with street smarts are invariably the bosses

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As mentioned before, people with street smarts are those who know how to get things done in the world. They are the ones who can overcome obstacles and ensure that they have what is needed. Plus, when you have a boyfriend who is street smart, they will be able to teach you a thing or two about it as well.

They also command respect, and you will love it when your man is well respected whenever he walks into a place.

2. When they commit, they commit

It takes a lot for a street smart man to make a commitment. Being street smart comes with its cons. Street smart men are not the kind who will trust easily and give it their all in the first go. They will ask you the right questions, try and figure out what you want from the relationship, and only then get into it. They want someone to have their back just like they would have yours.

Once they understand your good intentions, they will stand by you. No matter what!

3. They respect women

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Well, here is a little secret about men with street smarts – they know that women can be badass. It’s even better if you yourself have some street smarts. Even if you haven’t really shown them that side of yourself, they understand it and will always respect you for the same. They know that brushing you off will have serious consequences, and they really do not want to be dealing with it.

This leads them to respect women in general and trust their decisions. And it makes them an ideal partner, as they are the right blend of respectful and protective.

4. They are ambitious and independent

Street smart people know for a fact that nothing in life is going to come easy. They have probably paid a price for whatever they have, and also know that they will have to for whatever they want as well. But there is another little thing here, they also know how to get whatever they want. Street smart men are the ones who make their own path and ensure that they get what they like. They are ambitious and will work to achieve their goals according to their plans.

Inside a relationship, this works perfectly. You will not have to coach your man into being career-oriented and focused. In fact, you might actually learn a thing or two from them.

5. They are adventurous

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Now, here is the major difference between book smarts and street smarts – what interests them. A book smart person is going to love knowledge, and that is his idea of fun. But a street smart man is going to want to get out there and try many things. Traveling, understanding the depth of cultures, taking risks at different levels of life, making career decisions which are may be risky, and figuring their way out of different situations, are all something they enjoy doing.

When you have a boyfriend like that, there is no way that you are going to have a dull day in your relationship. They’ll keep you on your toes.

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6. They are responsible

No one is born with street smarts. It’s either their experiences or their environment which makes them that way. They probably come from a place where they were responsible for many things, and they have managed to carry out their tasks successfully. They know that if they do not accept responsibility, they might really lose a winning battle and it can be costly.

They stand up for themselves and they are going to do so in all circumstances. This makes it easier to carry a relationship with a street smart boyfriend. You will not have to take most of the burden. He’ll always be there.

7. They take love to an all new level

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A responsible street smart boyfriend will understand love many degrees further than a book smart one. He is going to know what you like, what you dislike, what are your weaknesses, what are your strengths, and what makes you happy and sad. He is going to work around that and try to take care of every little thing that there is in the relationship.

Who doesn’t want a boyfriend like that? When the little things are taken care of, there is no chance that the relationship is going to be an unhappy one.

8. They are upfront

The street smart man is all about people, their behaviors and learning how to be appropriate in different situations. He’s going to want someone who will grow with him, and he won’t hold you back. He is going to be straight in the relationship, and is never going to try to play any mind games with you. He understands the value of the time both of you have invested in the relationship, and will never waste any of it.

This means that there are going to be fewer fights in the relationship. There are only discussions because you both understand the problem. It also lets you be expressive about what you feel at different times.

9. They know that they are not perfect

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The best part about men with street smarts is that they are never going to shy away from owning up to their mistakes and understanding the right way to do something. They are always up for learning, and this makes them all the more attractive. It is great to be with someone who will understand different perspectives and will love to learn other ways of doing things.

10. They are emotional

As much as they like to hide it, street smart boys are always emotional. They have a side to them which is a little teddy bear waiting to be hugged tightly. Well, this might bring some responsibility for you as the girlfriend, but when you least expect it, he will take your baggage upon himself and fight your battles with you.

If he is in love with you, he is going to do all that it takes to make you happy. He will get emotionally involved and will ensure that there is nothing troubling you.

11. They care about their reputation and yours

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Street smart people deal with a lot of people on a regular basis, and this gives them a reputation which they need to hold up and also improve from time to time. When they get into a relationship with you, they will not only expect people to respect them, but also respect you. They care about what people think of you. This is why most of your fights are going to be private and no one will ever know about them.

They will never do anything to disrespect you and will ensure that you do not have to explain your relationship to anyone.

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12. They just understand many things

Men with street smarts are not the calculative kinds, they do not look for the obvious signs and they do not really care too much about stereotypes. They are the people who will get you when you are happy or sad, high or low. This means that you are not going to have to really make everything very obvious, unless you are really good at masking everything.

In the middle of everything, the good and bad: these are the people who you can count on. They understand the meaning of love, responsibility, honesty, and commitment. Street smart men only need to know that you need them, and if they love you – they are going to drop whatever they are doing to be there for you.

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12 Reasons Why Men With Street Smarts Make The Best Partners
There are two kinds of people - street smart and book smart. And here are all the reasons why men with street smarts make the best partners.
Natasha Singhal

Natasha Singhal

Traveling and reading are two of my great passions in life, although I don't mind doing them both together :) In fact, add writing to that mix too, and we're good! I believe that classic rock and a big slab of chocolate cake can cure any misery of life.