Dia Mirza reveals the things every man needs to keep in mind when it comes to women. 

■ Focus on earning a woman’s respect. The day you lose her respect, you have lost her love.

■ Know when she has her pre-menstrual stress. Be patient when she does. She will be irrational.

■ She is always right when she is angry. Wait for the anger to settle before you address your point.

■ She loves it when you talk to her. Describe your needs, your fears, your dreams… ask her how her day was. Communicate.

■ When she says no, she means no.

■ Foreplay is almost as important, if not more important, than sex.

■ How you treat other people is important to her — the way you treat the waiter, the watchman, the house help, the neighbours.

■ Stalking is not proof of your love. It is a criminal offence. Jealousy is not a measure of your love; it’s a measure of your self esteem.

■ Insecurity is not passion for your love — it’s a yardstick of your self confidence.

■ No matter how long you have been together, scratching your balls will turn her off.

■ We remember everything. Well, most things.

■ Learn new things together, explore, discover. She loves you more when she can grow with you.

■ Nothing is more offputting to a partner than a lackadaisical attitude.

■ You don’t have to make more money than she does.

■ Cherish her independence.