21 Things Guys Should Still Do For Girls In 2017

21 Things Guys Should Still Do For Girls In 2017

Let us steal your t-shirts and buy us queso.

As you are reading this, you are probably thinking of your boyfriend or girlfriend, or maybe that one guy friend who you are not 100 percent sure likes you, but you are secretly wishing he would just make a damn move. Listen up guys, if you want a girl to take you seriously, then do one (or a few) of the things on this list.

1. Give us your jacket when we're cold.

We are practically giving you the chance to show us how caring and thoughtful you truly are. So please, be the first guy and not the second.

2. As a matter of fact, just let us steal all of your baggy t-shirts.

You might be wondering where all your clean t-shirts went. Don't worry, we'll wash them before we give them back to you.

3. Proceed to tell us how good we look in your clothes even though we think we look ridiculous.

Let's be real, you could be wearing a trash bag and he'd still say you look great. Definitely a keeper.

4. Hold the door open for us (really, we love it).

We know it may seem like a silly thing, but it shows that you're a step ahead of us and we certainly don't mind. If anything, you're actually paying attention.

5. Listen to our unnecessary rants and pretend to care (even though we know you probably don't).

The fact that you're sitting there patiently listening to us is really all that matters. Thanks for putting up with our shit.

6. Offer your expertise in the realm of sports.

Of course, there are some of us girls who absolutely love sports so in that case, feel free to argue about who you think is the best player in the NBA. As for the rest of us, we probably don't know much so please, enlighten us so that next time we go to a game we actually have an idea about what's going on.

7. Tell us we're beautiful at unexpected moments.

Please tell me someone remembers this song.

8. Agree to run errands with us.

More time driving around in the car = more time with you.

9. Buy us tampons if we ask you to.

We know periods gross just about any guy out, and you'd rather not hear us talk about it so you'd just buy us tampons hoping we'd shut up. Probably.

10. Sit through an entire chick-flick.

...and maybe admit that they liked the cute-meet scene? Just a little bit? Maybe not.

11. Like and comment on our Instagram photos.

It's so simple, takes literally five seconds and probably means nothing to you. But seeing your name pop up on our notifications makes us giddy. Just do it.

12. Surprise us with dinner (or even breakfast) out of the blue.

Damn boy, I didn't know you could cook.

13. Be courteous and make an effort to get to know our friends and family.

Just make a good impression, that's all that we ask of you.

14. Send us random texts in the middle of the day.

Let's face it: guys don't really give a shit about text messages, but to us, it shows that you care. It does not have to be much, something as simple as, "How is your day going?" will do. What you say doesn't really matter, we'll be happy you are thinking of us.

15. When we're feeling down, play "our song" or take us to "our restaurant."

You get the picture.

16. After a long day, just lay down with us.

Naps are really important, okay?

17. Show us how you got so amazing at FIFA.

We may just beat you. No, but seriously, we know how much you love video games and there's nothing wrong with a little bit of competition.

18. Motivate us to go after our dreams.

Even if we complain that it will be too hard, encourage us to try because you know that we can handle it.

19. Be affectionate with us (and no, that doesn't mean sex).

Just hold me, damn it.

20. Go shopping with us.

Bonus points if you help us pick something out.

21. If you see us struggling with something, ask if we need help.

We know you love helping a damsel in distress.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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10 Of The Best On-Campus Date Ideas For Broke UK Couples

Some of the University of Kentucky's best spaces for you and your boo.


Planning a good date on campus can be difficult when you and your S.O. are both low on funds. You want to do something fun, but everything on your mind is out of walking distance or costs more than the $3 you found in your jeans pocket. You don't have to stress any longer. There are plenty of sweet spots on campus, perfect for bringing a bit of fun and romance to your day. Here are my 10 favorite campus dates.

1. ​​Picnic outside of Willy T​​

picnic outside Willy T

Spring is fast approaching, and there is no better way to enjoy the warmer weather than a picnic in the quad outside the library. Grab a basket of your favorite foods and snacks, a couple of blankets, and your sweetheart, and get ready for a good time. My favorite picnic snacks are sandwiches, cheez-its, chocolate-covered strawberries, and probably everything else in my mini-fridge.

2. The Johnson Center

Johnson Center rock wall

Couples that sweat together, stay together! Maybe that's not a fact, but the gym on campus can be a great place to spend some time with your boo while being healthy. You can use machines side by side, spot each other, or (my favorite) rock climb together! After a date at the gym, all of the endorphins your body released will put both of you in the best mood ever. Feel free to take a post-date nap together too (if you're not too sweaty, of course).

3. Hammock, anywhere!

couple hammock

The campus is full of trees, which are perfect for hanging your hammock and cuddling up with your favorite person! A hammock is a perfect place for napping, reading, daydreaming, and even having deep conversations. If you or your S.O. are lucky enough to have a hammock, find some trees, grab a blanket, and get relaxed and romantic.

4. Your dorm


Believe it or not, your dorm can be the perfect spot for a cute date. The options are endless! One of my favorite things to do is to build a sick fort, watch some Netflix, and cuddle. It may sound childish, but it's a great time, and the building process may even start a pillow fight. Other things you can do in your dorm are the classic binging Netflix, ordering in, having a spa night (face masks FTW!), or anything really! Don't be afraid to get childish, and just have fun.

5. Gatton Student Center

Gatton Student Center

There are always plenty of fun activities going on in the Gatton Student Center. Whether it be live music or "The Office" trivia, you're guaranteed to have fun! You and your favorite guy or gal can do anything, from trying stand-up comedy, to watching a movie or just chilling on the Social Staircase.

6. Bike around campus

bike around campus

UK's campus is so beautiful, especially in the spring, and the best way to take it all in is by a scenic bike ride with your honey. Find your favorite route and ride by the prettiest places on campus. While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, one of the prettiest spots is in front of the main building. You can even combine some dates and add a stop for hammocking or a picnic during the bike ride. The possibilities are endless!

7. Starbucks


Every college student I know is constantly starved for coffee. Starbucks can be a great place for getting your caffeine fix, having a meaningful conversation, and even getting some studying in, all at the same time. Make silly faces at your S.O. with a whipped cream mustache and make a café latte toast to life. If you find yourself at the Starbucks in the student center, go UK merch shopping too! Maybe you can even get your date to buy your coffee (wouldn't that be nice).

8. Do something for charity

apo service fraternity

Charity work can be so much fun and it's good for the soul, too. Do something good for your community and make it into a date! There are plenty of things you can do, from decorating cakes for Sweet Blessings or giving blood at a UK blood drive. You can find volunteer work on your own, or you and your S.O. can join a service organization like Alpha Phi Omega (APO).

9. Stargaze


If you live right outside of a big city, I'm sure you can understand how hard it is to see actual stars in the night sky. When I came to UK, I was so excited to see real constellations in the sky. As a hopeless romantic, my immediate thought was to plan a date under the beautiful Lexington sky. This is one of the easiest dates out there because all you need is a blanket, a nice spot outside, and someone to share some beautiful moments with.

10.  The Arboretum


The Arboretum is a beautiful place, and it can create a very romantic setting for a date. You can relax in the grass and take in the beautiful surroundings or opt for a more high energy date with a walk, run, or bike ride. Either way, the Arboretum is full of gorgeous trees and flowers guaranteed to have you in awe (but the best part is all of the dogs that people bring, IMO).

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