Being in love is a beautiful thing. It can be all-consuming and makes you feel like you can take on the world. But sustaining long-term love can be difficult, especially if you’re not too keen on expressing your love.
In relationships, show a man you love him when you know you’re ready, and when you think he might feel the same.
Surprisingly, though society will tell us otherwise, men want to feel loved and connected to you, especially if you’re the most important woman in his life!
To let a man know you love him, even if you’re in a long-distance relationship, call him with an “I love you” call, or have long and meaningful conversations over FaceTime. If your love is strong, distance won’t be much of a problem if you’re able to make the love last.
But there are other ways to let a man know you love him other than just saying “I love you.” Actions speak louder than words, and it all depends on how you think he would like to accept your expressions of love.
Maybe that means cooking him his favorite meal, listening to him talk about his day, supporting his dreams, letting him choose what move to watch, or allowing him to win in video games.
No matter which way you end up showing him you love him — whether it’s through quality time, genuine compliments, or small acts of kindness — all prove to him just how much you care.
Yes, men crave love and affection, and there are certain ways you can make a man feel loved. Ask him for his advice, compliment him, or just make him feel comfortable when he’s with you. But you can also use these various tips and tricks to show you care about and love your man.
Here’s how to show a man you love him in 50 cute ways.
1. Make your loved one your first priority.
If the phone rings in the middle of a discussion, let him finish what he is saying and then pick up the phone or call back.
2. Leave ‘I love you’ notes on his social media.
This will let your partner, friends, and family know how in love you both are.
Share your love, fears, and responsibility. Do not be greedy by trying to be all and do all. Excluding him from your life will push him away.
4. Try not to argue over finances.
Instead of arguing over money, brainstorm ideas of saving and earning more together.
5. Make an ‘I love you’ phone call or text.
Call him just to say that you love him. You should also know how to show a man you love him through text, by sending him a sweet message or a picture of you letting him know you’re thinking of him.
6. Be a friend and a partner.
Be a best friend to your partner. Do not say things that you wouldn’t have said to your best friend and have fun when you can.
7. Let your loved one sleep in and serve him breakfast in bed.
He will love to wake up to homemade pancakes on a Sunday morning.
8. Organize a picnic.
Plan a picnic just for the two of you. Sometimes planning cute ways to tell him you love him is worth the effort and time.
9. Let your significant other know that you love him, despite his flaws.
You love him just as he is. This will prove you love and accept who he is, wholeheartedly.
10. Give your significant other a massage after a long workday.
After a long day at work, all you want to do is relax when you get home. Help him and yourself relax by giving each other massages. It will also be a great stress reliever for both of you.
11. Do not criticize his family or friends.
You can join in only if he initiates the conversation. However, not in full force. If you really have strong feelings about the person, sugar-coating your opinion might work best in this situation.
12. Thank him for every little bit of love and care he gives you.
Everyone loves to hear a “thank you” once in a while.
13. Appreciate and acknowledge his achievements.
Whether in studies, career, or homemaking, acknowledging his hard work is something he will greatly appreciate.
14. Have a long, meaningful conversation.
Having a meaningful conversation with your partner will help the two of you get closer.
Grab a blanket and lay down to stargaze. Make this something you both do on a weekly basis.
16. Hold hands in public.
Showing your love in public displays of affection can help your relationship.
17. Give your partner time and space to play.
No one likes to compete with a gaming system or a television show. But if you give him quality time to play once in a while, he will appreciate that you gave him that time.
18. Let your partner finish their point in an argument.
Even if you disagree, count to 10 before responding. This will give you time to really listen to what they are saying and to formulate a response.
19. Do not sweat the small stuff.
Letting small issues rustle your feathers will create unnecessary stress in your relationship.
20. Talk to him about fond childhood memories.
Let your significant other know how you grew up and the memories you have from when you were younger.
21. Apologize when you are wrong.
He will appreciate it above all.
22. Trust your partner.
Let your partner go out with his friends. Do not hover and constantly ask where he is when he is out. Trust him.
23. Never compare him to others.
No one likes to be compared to other people. This is something you should never do.
24. Tell your partner that you are proud to be with him.
This will boost his self-esteem and confidence. To express love to a man in words, let him know how happy you are to be with him and what you think of when you think of him.
25. Make decisions about big plans and purchases together.
If you’re thinking about buying a new car or want to move into a house, never take it upon yourself to go to the dealership or call a realtor. Discuss major plans and decisions together.
26. Ask your significant other about his day.
When your partner describes the day, be interested and try to understand his feelings and emotions.
27. Support your partner in reaching his goals.
Always be a support system for your significant other. If he wants to lose weight, do not buy chocolate. In fact, try to eat healthier along with him.
28. Flirt with him.
Be playful, even when shopping for groceries. This will keep the spice in your relationship.
29. Go on a date.
Planning a date night once a month will keep your relationship thriving.
30. Never go to bed angry.
Try to resolve any issues before bedtime.
31. Let your partner know when you miss him.
This will let him know that you are thinking about him, even when you two are not together.
32. Start a hobby together.
Hobbies can be a unique bonding experience and will let you learn more about each other.
33. On special occasions, order balloons to his office.
Surprising your significant other is a great way to show how much you love them. To make him feel special, do things for him that no other woman would do. You’re the one he wants to share his love with.
34. Go for an adventure together.
Explore a place that neither of you has been to. This can be a vacation spot or somewhere local. Show your boyfriend a new place and make memories together.
35. Do chores together.
This bonding time will strengthen your relationship.
36. Sign up for a class together.
Sign up for a dance, Zumba, or cooking class.
37. Wake your loved one up with kisses and cuddles.
This will keep the affection alive in your relationship.
38. Go to a sporting event together.
If your partner likes baseball, purchase tickets to see his favorite team play.
Listen and give your loved one your undivided attention to see what he has to say. Sometimes, it’s easy to drift off while he is speaking, but make an effort to listen and use eye contact.
40. Positive reinforcement.
Instead of criticizing your partner, find what he doing right and praise him.
41. Play a board game.
Play Monopoly or any other game together. This will keep the sense of fun in your relationship.
42. Go for a walk together.
To the ocean, forest, or park. Enjoy holding hands and being outside. Appreciate the beauty of nature around you.
43. Wear a matching outfit.
Why do we save matching only for weddings? People will definitely notice and give you both genuine compliments about “being a great fit for each other.”
44. Kiss and hug your significant other for no reason.
Showing affection toward one another is a great way to say “I love you.”
45. Play a game of strip poker.
Spice up your card game by showing that you still find your partner sexy.
46. Pack a surprise love note in your loved one’s lunch.
This will show that you still care and want to put something extra in his lunch.
47. Organize a romantic night.
Candles, a romantic dinner with his favorite meal, and a massage. Even if the night will end up with you falling asleep, he will appreciate the effort.
48. Brag to others about something your partner has achieved.
This will show him a gesture of your love, that you support his goals, and are happy when he reaches them.
49. Next time you have an argument, choose to be kind rather than right.
Try to stop the argument and pay attention to your anger instead of keeping it going just to prove your point. Acts of kindness will help, too.
50. Focus on the positive.
Concentrate on the positive aspects of your relationship, rather than dwelling on the negative.
Ninja Wife is a contributor to YourTango who writes about family, love, self, and heartbreak.