Since you’re ‘officially engaged’ according to him (you’re not, rest assured) then living together is OK. Remember, you’re not in the typical American relationship where people meet, date, live together, share a bed, then decide if they want to get married. His wife then becomes one of the women in his family.

Like this scene: Noah: Well, that’s what we do: we fight.

You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a b**ch, and I tell you when you are a pain in the a**, which you are 99 percent of the time. You have like a 2-second rebound rate, then you’re back doing the next pain-in-the-a** thing.

It shows us that you are loyal, and that you see something in us that is different from all the other girls.

4.) Men who keep their promises regardless of circumstances. This shows us that your hopes aren’t easily shattered, and even after it all, you are not bitter. Day 365: My Dearest Allie, I couldn’t sleep last night because I know that it’s over between us.

Seriously, you just fall in love with how he loves Allie. (Think of the Ferris wheel scene when Noah jumps on to introduce himself to Allie and ask for a date.) 2.) Men who are persistent.

Unless she is completely turned off by the sight of you from the initial meeting, she will warm up to your persistence.

Noah said he would build the house with the blue shutters, the wrap around porch, and the painting room. It shows us that you have integrity….which brings me to the next… I’m not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. Noah 6.) Men who esteem themselves not because of worldly accomplishments but in the accomplishment of loving another deeply.

5.) Men who do the loving thing even when it hurts. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I’ll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. At the beginning of the movie, Noah says: I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life.

Casual relationships: This is the one where you, the American woman, think you’re dating this really nice Arab guy and it feels like it’s getting serious. He says all the right things but his actions aren’t matching. He still lives with his mom and dad and he’s almost 30.