In relationships, women are always complaining about things they wish men would do more. From listening when we speak, buying us flowers, and even saying “I love you,” a bit more often–women never seem truly satisfied.
As it turns out, there are things that men want from their girlfriends, as well. Women (not surprisingly) are not the only ones who are unsatisfied–although they are more vocal about it. Thanks to the men of Reddit, you women can learn a thing or two about satisfying your boyfriend.
Hug me from behind and bury your face in my neck.
I want to be taken on a fucking date and have it clearly communicated before hand that I’m being spoiled and won’t be paying for shit.
And I don’t want it to be for any special event like my birthday or whatever, that cheapens it because you’re supposed to pamper your man on his birthday.
Besides that just bringing home a beer I like unexpectedly would make me feel loved so it’s not like you need to go crazy, just show you’re thinking of him during your day (through actions, not texts or whatever, that shit can be smothering)
Resting your head on my shoulder. Just makes me feel like I’m the most important person in the world. You chose me over a pillow. A PILLOW!
For a surprisingly large number of us, touch IS our “love language”. Touch him, cuddle, hug, fondle, kiss, nuzzle, grab them big man-paws and put them on your body. Touch.. Is words in action.
Being treated. After a good couple hard days and my wife knows I’m tired or stressed, she’ll tell me to relax and put on my favorite shows and makes me something to eat or gets me coffee. And then just cuddles up next to me or let’s me be the little spoon
When she pours two glasses of whiskey and puts down her phone.
I don’t know. I’m not big on gestures that are consciously made to convey some sort of message. I’m doing something that’s considered by many to be romantic, so that my boyfriend thinks to himself “Wow! How romantic!”
Just be there for me, and show genuine interest. That’s it. I do a lot of complimenting. I don’t get many in return. Maybe about my personality or how talented I am, but I want to be wanted on a primal level. Compliment my body (I’m in shape), compliment my hairstyle, my face, something. Objectify me. Send a text first, don’t wait for me to send one. That sort of stuff. I don’t need grandiose but ultimately hollow gestures. I need daily reassurance that you’re into me. That every time we talk, I can clearly see that you’re genuinely interested in me. Through one way or another.
Shared inside jokes. When something reminds you of that inside joke and you look at the other person and you both grin because you know you’re both thinking the same thing.
>My girlfriend and I have a date night where we walk half a mile to the gas station, buy beer and junk food, walk back to the apartment, and have movie night.
It’s my favorite thing. If one of us has a bad day, we usually make eye contact and both say “date night?”
Light touches, light kisses, talking about intimate, meaningful subjects. Basically, whatever indicates that you are interested in him as a MAN that will be with you for a LONG TIME. Cooking a meal together is nice, and then surprising him with a dessert he likes that you made earlier.