How can a man find love, if he lacks wealth, status and looks?

A refined character is a Quality worth having

A refined character is itself a Quality
As free as a breeze, as bright as the sea,
If a lady is missing from your life too long
it is time to look within for what’s wrong.

Your lack of love stems from a number of places
mayhaps from a lack of refinement and graces,
none of them have to do with your financial status
and the fix my dear chap comes wonderfully gratis.

No gal wants a bore, brigand, dullard or sot,
Women want a lad who knows what from wot.
Your need for a love is a whine so pathetic,
And hardly endearing to the desired romantic.

Let us instead consider some virtues to acquire
to entice the ladies to your masculine fire.
Some fitness and strength should be right on the menu
What use is a man soft, weakened with ague.

Status has less value to a woman if a man has good sense
With a smart skill, loyal heart; good with a pence.
If the lack in your purse does not make you bitter
And the fight in your eye proves you’re no quitter.

No Adonis need you be, nor midnight crooner,
Pious as a Pilgrim, humble as a Sooner.
To walk with a woman on your arm in the morning,
She requires a man, a true Man aborning.

One who loves freely without fear or remorse,
One who values a good partner, of course.
A man who understands what’s most important,
The family we’ll form with our sensual Sanskrit.

Leave this hive-mind with your pontification,
Work, nay craft thine spiritual beautification.
A woman wants a Man who can be all of these things,
To her such a man comes only with Wings.

This question first appeared on Quora: How can a man find love, if he lacks wealth, status and looks?

Thaddeus Howze is a writer, essayist, author and professional storyteller for mysterious beings who exist in non-Euclidean realms beyond our understanding. Since they insist on constant entertainment and can’t subscribe to cable, Thaddeus writes a variety of forms of speculative fiction to appease their hunger for new entertainment.

Thaddeus’ speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies:Awesome Allshorts: Last Days and Lost Ways (Australia, 2014), The Future is Short(2014), Visions of Leaving Earth (2014), Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond (2014), Genesis Science Fiction (2013), Scraps (UK, 2012), andPossibilities (2012).

He has written two books: a collection called Hayward’s Reach (2011) and an e-book novella called Broken Glass (2013) featuring Clifford Engram, Paranormal Investigator.