A Cool Nickname: Sometimes, the handle you bear just says everything about you. For instance, Remington Wadsworth Worthington III just reeks of old money and family-connections - like you’re part of the Boston Brahmin. Thus, a man should have at least one cool nickname - preferably something hardy and resolute like “Rock” or “Gator” that’s going to make people sit up and pay attention. Or, even better, if your girlfriend or wife gives you a special moniker - something like “Big Daddy” or “Tiger” - that’s going to make your male cohorts envious.
Tool Kit/Power Tools: There’s just something about having tools around the house - power tools in particular - that makes men feel competent and capable. It doesn’t matter if you’re a science geek who can’t tell a screwdriver from a wrench, just having a tool kit adds to your masculine cache. And you don’t even need a full set - just a couple of things (e.g., a hammer, pliers, cordless screwdriver, etc.) will do the trick.
Asked to Do Things: One of the other ways in which a man feels like a man, is when he’s asked to do things - preferably by his wife or girlfriend. I’m not talking about disruptive tasks, like asking him to go to the store for eggs during the middle of the Super Bowl. I’m talking about things that will make him feel like a man - for instance, asking him to twist the top off a jar for you, or to come kill a spider. Those are the kinds of chores that he will relish because he gets to assert his masculinity (and on behalf of his woman, at that).
Needless to say, these are just a couple of the things a man sometimes needs to feel like a man. They are not a requirement in all cases, but they can certainly add to his own personal feelings of adequacy in terms of meeting the expectations society has placed on him