I like guys that are gentlemen and know how to treat a lady, but I also like some good character development.
Let’s talk about a story I read with multiple LIs: Instant Princess.
So, in the second or third chapter, we were introduced to four different princes. Three of those princes seemed like your typical Prince Charming that every girl would instantly go crazy over… but there was one that seemed to be the least popular, according to Instagram screenshots, and that was Prince Claude from Switzerland. Prince Claude got a lot of hate because when he bumped into the MC, he was rude.
But seeing that he might be the one to have the best character development and seeing how he got a lot of hate, I chose the option to have dinner with him and get to know him.
I was pleasantly surprised. He realized he had been very sheltered and was willing to change and get to know people and worlds different from what he grew up knowing.
And I’m so glad I chose him, because he turned out to be a proper gentleman who spoke eloquently. Elegance is attractive to me, and soon, he became one of my favorite LIs ever. Even when Leona disappointed me when she ALMOST (according to my choices) cheated on Claude for Nasty Xande Freakin’ Souza, I continued the story 'til the end because of Prince Claude.
I like it when we get to know the LI’s personality before the MC falls for him. Let the readers fall in love with the LI first… that way, they’ll be more likely to ship that relationship instead of making it feel forced.