He appreciates when you are exactly who you say you are at all times. As much as he wants you to be empathetic and understanding, he doesn’t want you to pull punches. He would love to read your mind, but he can’t. So, speak it. He will appreciate and respect you for it.
A firm foundation
He loves that you have standards and he loves it even more that you stick to them. Standards give him something to live up to. Real men don’t mind them, and in fact, your standards cause them to rise up to the level to which they have been set.
There’s nothing like a woman that’s down for whatever and comfortable in her stilettos and his Jordan’s as well. He relishes this quality as it allows him to put his guard down and helps to do away with his preoccupation to always impress you with flashy dates and things.