She has to trust your ability to lead. I mean she can navigate fine all by herself but being led by a man driven by a purpose is always better. It means that he actually cares about where the two of them are going. Are you someone her father would respect? Are you someone her mother would welcome with open arms? And if she has children, are you the right kind of role model to have around them? The last thing a focused woman wants is an unfocused man. She was perfectly content with how her life was before you walked into it making her feel special off of a whole bunch of lies. Before you try being “The Man” in her life, it’s important to make sure that you are “A Man” in yours first and foremost. Only an immature man will stop a woman in her tracks just to waste her time.