Guest Blog: The 7 reasons you should date a wild/STRONG man

Editor's Note: Following the wild popularity of yesterday's blog, "She lifts, bro." A female wild/STRONG member submitted this blog/letter to our site. We loved it and decided it earned a place here. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Photos and captions provided by site's author and not submitted by guest writer.

As I read the article "She lifts, bro: Why women who lift heavy are the best", I thought to myself, "YES! Finally a man who recognizes the power, confidence and beauty of us "heavy lifting women". I know the author and I know his girlfriend (who is a total badass by the way and was the obvious inspiration for the blog).

 Just for reference: "Total badass" comment from guest writer -  confirmed.

Just for reference: "Total badass" comment from guest writer -  confirmed.

I wanted to show some love not just for the guys who lift, but for those who embody the wild/STRONG brand, as I understand it from past blogs. So here it is ladies, the seven reasons you should find a man like this.

1. He lifts, bro.

 The wild/STRONG man lifts. He also NEVER takes two trips to bring in the groceries.

The wild/STRONG man lifts. He also NEVER takes two trips to bring in the groceries.

The man who doesn’t lift is weak, lacks dedication and lacks confidence. At the end of the day, he probably takes two trips to get the groceries from the car to the house. You don’t have time to waste with a "man"  like this. The wild/STRONG man places a high value on physical strength and hard work.

2. Adventurous

 The wild/STRONG man is adventurous and is always in search of new activities to learn or teach others. Photo Credit: Ike Fredregill

The wild/STRONG man is adventurous and is always in search of new activities to learn or teach others. Photo Credit: Ike Fredregill

The wild/STRONG man craves adventure. Without it, he is not complete. He travels, he learns new things and he wants you along for the ride. He can find adventure anywhere -  a mile from home or climbing the Himalayas.

3. Spontaneous

 wild/STRONG founder Seth Waggener (middle) with girlfriend (in pink) during a drop-in at  Reebok Crossfit Iron Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

wild/STRONG founder Seth Waggener (middle) with girlfriend (in pink) during a drop-in at Reebok Crossfit Iron Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Be warned ladies, the wild/STRONG man can be on the couch watching Netflix and recovering from a gym session and an hour later you could be on a road trip for a day of travel and adventure. Not planning ahead will never stop this guy from dropping everything to find his next adventure.

4.       Loyal

 "Don Corleone, we think he might not be loyal - he clearly isn't wild/STRONG. How would you like us to "fix" this problem?"

"Don Corleone, we think he might not be loyal - he clearly isn't wild/STRONG. How would you like us to "fix" this problem?"

Loyalty is everything. The wild/STRONG man will help a friend move or come jump-start your car at a moment’s notice. If you are part of his circle of friends or his woman, know that he will never place anyone or anything above you. Your needs are placed above his own.

5. Passionate

 The wild/STRONG man is passionate about everything he does. If it's worth his time, he is all-in. This means lifting - and any other activity he sees as worthy of his passion and effort.

The wild/STRONG man is passionate about everything he does. If it's worth his time, he is all-in. This means lifting - and any other activity he sees as worthy of his passion and effort.

Once he commits to something, he is all-in. He doesn’t know what it means to half-ass something. If a person or activity is worth his time, it’s worth doing it right. He may not be the best at something but he will do everything in his power to be the best he can possibly be. Some people will view his passion as a flaw – because he refuses to simply view something as a “part-time hobby”. You’re in our you’re out, all the way.

6. Honest

 Featured photo by  Peter Beste . Paul Waggener is wild/STRONG. Check out his full line of apparel and gear  here.

Featured photo by Peter Beste. Paul Waggener is wild/STRONG. Check out his full line of apparel and gear here.

He is honest with himself and honest with those in his life. When he tells you he will do something, he does it. If he says he will be somewhere, he will be there. He communicates well and is open with you about what is going on in his life.

7. He breaks the rules

 The wild/STRONG man doesn't live by anyone's rules but his own. Featured in this photo, Operation Werewolf's "We are the Villians"  shirt  www.operationwerewolf.com

The wild/STRONG man doesn't live by anyone's rules but his own. Featured in this photo, Operation Werewolf's "We are the Villians"  shirt www.operationwerewolf.com

If you are looking for someone who follows all the rules, look elsewhere. The wild/STRONG man makes his own road. The rules laid out by those who do not share his values, are rules for others to follow. He lives to be contrary to the masses. Explaining something to him by saying “that’s the way everyone else does it” or “that’s the way it’s always been done”, will be met by laughter and scorn.

 Adventure is all around you. If you choose to ignore its pull, you aren't wild/STRONG, you are tamed/WEAK.

Adventure is all around you. If you choose to ignore its pull, you aren't wild/STRONG, you are tamed/WEAK.

Being wild/STRONG is about more than physical strength and an adventurous spirit. It’s about strength of character and living your life outside the bounds of what is considered “normal” by most. This man is not a unicorn ladies – they are more rare than I would like, but when you find one, lock him down. This free-spirit will not waste his time with a woman who is not as committed as he is, or one who is unsure of what she wants. He knows what he wants and will be 100% about it – if you don’t reciprocate this loyalty and commitment, he will move on and find someone who does.