22 Tiny Ways To Show Your Significant Other How Much You Really Do Appreciate Them

22 Tiny Ways To Show Your Significant Other How Much You Really Do Appreciate Them

It all counts.


We don't need a super extravagant fancy date or a shopping spree to show our partner how much we care about them. It's really the little things that count, and sometimes the littlest things can mean the most. We can make our boyfriends/girlfriends feel loved, valued and oh so special with these 25 little gestures.

1. A sticky note

Whether it's a simple "I love you" or a "Good luck", a simple sentence of love or encouragement can go a long way.

2. Flowers


Roses, daisies, lilies, whatever their favorite is, flowers always show some love to your partner.

3. Forehead kisses

Forehead kisses are my personal favorite. They make me feel so safe and warm on the inside!

4. Cheap date


Plan a cheap date for you and your partner. It can range from going mini golfing to grabbing an ice cream cone.

5. Buying their favorite candy

Sometimes my boyfriend will surprise me with a box of my favorite candy and I love it.

6. "I thought about you."

If you hear a song or see something that reminds you of your significant other, tell them. It lets them know that they were on your mind.

7. Massages


8. Listen to them

If they had a bad or stressful day, talk to them about it. Show them that you care by really listening and talking to them about it.

9. Show them you know them

Surprise your boyfriend or girlfriend with something small you know they love. Like a favorite drink or their favorite bath bomb.

10. Cook a meal for the two of you


This is one of my favorite things. I love taking a night and making my boyfriend and I dinner, it's always the best feeling when I see his face light up when I hand him his plate!

11. Try things they like

We're all unique and like different things, try something your partner likes doing like fishing, skating, etc.

12. Make them a playlist

Gather up some songs that make you think about your lover and play it for them.

13. Show some public affection


You don't have to show overpowering PDA, but something simple like grabbing and holding their hand or quick kiss. Don't be afraid to show that you love them in public.

14. Take pictures

Take pictures together or take pictures of your companion.

15. Compliment them

This one is probably the most cliche, but a compliment truly can go a long way.

16. Play with their hair

Trust me on this, guys like their hair played with or their head scratched too. My boyfriend loves it.

17. Take them to their favorite restaurant

18. "I miss you" text

Going a few days or even weeks without seeing your partner sucks. It's nice to let them know that they've been on our mind.

19. Make something handmade

It could be a simple picture frame or a really detailed painting, but we know it's from the heart.

20. Talk about your future with them

If you really see yourself with your significant other for a long time, tell them and talk about the future with them.

21. Touch them

In a non sexual way. A simple caress on the arm or leg can really make you feel safe with your partner.

22. Say "I love you"

Always let them know how much you love them. Always.

As you can see, a little really does go a long way, sometimes even longer than the bigger more expensive stuff. Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

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10 Reasons Why Your Girlfriend Might Be Mad At You

In a relationship it's not always sunshine and rainbows...


Relationships. It is always nice starting up a new relationship because everything is so new and exciting. You manage to think everything your significant other says or does is cute.

After a few months that happy bubble bursts, and suddenly your girlfriend is getting mad at you for all kinds of reasons.

Here are 10 reasons why your girlfriend might be mad at you:

1. You have selective hearing.

It's wonderful when your significant other conveniently forgets things you discuss or tunes you out because they are either focused on something else or they don't want to deal with whatever it is that you are talking about. You get my sarcasm here right??

2. Your texting is not the greatest.

How hard is it to pick up your phone and send a "good morning" text? Or simply respond to texts within a decent amount of time? You don't have to respond within seconds, but taking several hours to respond is annoying and makes her feel like she is not important enough to get a text back.

3. You didn't read her mind.

She's having a bad day. You assume she wants her space because of her anger, when in reality, she was hoping you would come over and comfort her. Now she's mad that you didn't come chill and be grumpy together.

4. She had a dream that you did something bad.

How dare you cheat on her with that girl in her dream?! Even though it wasn't real, she will probably wake up disgusted and hold it against you for the rest of the day.

5. You're always late.

"I'll be there at 5:00." *Arrives at 5:30. * Even when you just have plans to stay in, plans are plans. Your girlfriend probably rushed trying to get ready for you and to show up late doesn't make it seem like you respect her time.

6. She gave you options but you made the wrong choice.

Go see the latest Marvel movie or see a rom-com? Of course, you're going to pick the Marvel movie even though she really wanted to see the rom-com. Ooops.

7. The toilet seat.

…Just put the freaking seat down!!!

8. She feels underappreciated.

Sometimes in relationships we get so comfortable that we forget to make sweet gestures to show we appreciate one another.

9. One-word responses.

Nothing is more annoying than sending your significant other a text or explaining something that is basically as long as a novel and getting a one-word response like "ok" or "oh." So cool.

10. You don't make her a priority.

Sure, there is no problem with family and work being a priority in your life. What gets annoying is when you can't seem to make family, work, AND your girlfriend a priority. Make sure you aren't making her feel like she is an option or a way to pass time.

Relationships are a lot of work. Make sure you are communicating with your partner, even about the unpleasant stuff. She can't stay mad at you forever if you are genuinely trying to be the best boyfriend to her you can be!

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5 Signs Your Boyfriend Might Be A Dirty Rotten Cheater

Now that we have Valentine's Day behind us, I finally feel comfortable bursting your precious love bubble and giving you the real tea on how all of those things you're questioning about your boyfriend are probably just signs he's cheating on you.


I just spent the last week with my jaw on the floor after the discovery that my best friend spent the better part of 2 years with a guy who was actually cheating ( a lot ) basically the entire length of their relationship. And now that we have Valentine's Day behind us, I finally feel comfortable bursting your precious love bubble and giving you the real tea on how all of those things you're questioning about your boyfriend are probably just signs he's cheating on you. If you encounter any of the following 5 signs, then girl you better get the hell outta dodge.

1. You NEVER get the invite to family gatherings.


Brunch with the fam? He's not calling you. Christmas Eve at Aunt Sheryl's? He's not calling you. His sister's birthday party? He's definitely not calling you. It may not seem like a big deal at first, but if he has met your mom, your dad, and your cousins and still isn't inviting you to come along, it's probably because he doesn't want his mom to get confused that he had a totally different girl over last week.

2. He can't stand you being anywhere near his phone.

Cheater's Phone

I would think this one is an obvious red flag, but you'd be surprised how many people believe guys who say they just want you to "respect their privacy." If he is constantly texting, snapping and shoving his phone into his pocket immediately after hitting that lock screen, you may very well be in for a world of hurt. If it's going off at 2 AM, well girl, I shouldn't have to say more to convince you he's cheating.

3. You rarely go out in public.


I know, I know, he's told you a hundred times that he's just a homebody and would rather be snuggled up watching "Catfish" with you than going out anywhere, but that's probably because he is just scared you guys will run into his other girlfriend. If you do end up going out, it's always out of town or something loud and crowded like a concert where you guys would be hard to spot.

4. He NEVER wants to post about you two on social media.

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He says stuff like "Oh, I just don't feel the need to publicize our love." or maybe "I have a crazy ex and I don't want her to harass you online." Those are both actually just lies. What he really wants to say is "I just don't want evidence and time stamps of our relationship in case I get caught." The best is when they tell you about how they like girls who are off the grid. Sounds like a cheater to me...

5. He's constantly accusing you of cheating.


Most girls I know will chalk this up to him just being a jealous guy. But let me tell you something honey, nothing makes you more paranoid than a guilty conscious. If every time you two argue, it divulges into him saying he's not sure if he can trust you or that you have too many guy friends or that he wonders what you're doing on nights without him, well he's probably just manifesting his own fears.

There are no promises here that he is definitely cheating, and if you really trust your man then more power to you. But if any of these signs had you thinking about your own relationship, then I highly recommend that you move on to the next one girl. There are plenty of other fish in the sea, even fish who won't cheat on you!

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