Ways to love your partner

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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Why You Should Stop Chasing Him

You deserve better.

They say “the thrill of the chase" makes someone more enticing. There's just something about wanting something you can't have that drives you crazy (in a good way). There is never a dull moment. Pursuing him is a challenge. Nothing comes easily. What's the fun in that anyway?

I'm going to tell you this: stop chasing him. Stop forgiving him when he forgets to answer your text messages and phone calls. Stop being the one to always make plans. Stop letting him bail on you. Stop waiting around for him. Stop being lied to. Stop making excuses when he doesn't make time for you. There is a difference between someone who is “hard to get" and a flat out jerk who doesn't give you the time of day. Stop letting him use you.

You deserve to be with someone who makes you fall asleep every night in the middle of texting him because neither of you want the conversation to end. You deserve someone who plans dates for the two of you. You deserve someone who asks you to hang out before midnight. You deserve someone who wants to spend time with you just as much as you do with them. You deserve someone who insists on paying for your ice cream. You deserve someone who won't deceive you. You deserve someone who is straightforward. You deserve attention. You deserve affection. You deserve a partnership that is mutual, not one-sided. You deserve to be chased.

You are better than 3 a.m. “Hey" texts. You are better than a night spent watching a movie just to fool around. You are better than trying to decode his vague messages. You are better than his shadiness. You are better than mind games. You are better than being ignored.

If you have to chase him, he's not worth it. Don't settle for someone who makes you beg for his attention. If he is genuinely interested in getting to know you, he will put in the effort. A relationship where your feelings are reciprocated is far more rewarding than one where you constantly feel like you have to drag him along.

Change your mentality. Become more independent. Be confident, be bold. Find happiness in being alone. Don't waste your time pathetically chasing after someone who doesn't feel the same, but doesn't have the heart or the courage to tell you so. Your self-confidence and positivity will make you radiant, and eventually, you will attract the kind of guy who is mature enough to not mess with your head.

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Ladies, Stop Trying To Teach Boys How To Be Your Man If They're Not Even Men In The First Place

It is your job to love him. But it is not your job to teach him how to love you back.


I see. this way too often, honestly it upsets me and breaks my heart. It breaks my heart when I see a girl begging her boyfriend to put her on her Snapchat story. It breaks my heart when I see a girl begging her boyfriend to get off a video game and spend time with her. It breaks my heart when I see a girl doodling on a napkin at the dinner table and her boyfriend is on his phone and hasn't even looked up at her once. These things break my heart because this girl, whoever she may be, maybe it is you? She deserves a man. What she has though, is a boy. And before you say anything, yes, there is a huge difference.

I was that girl once. I begged and begged my ex-boyfriend all the time to put me on his Snapchat story. You may be reading this and be thinking "Wow she's a little attention seeking." No, that is not it at all. A simple act of being posted about made me feel special, loved, missed at times, and served as reassurance and a word of affirmation for me. Do you want to know something silly? Maybe you've done it too. Sometimes I would do something crazy to get his attention. Something funny, and silly and random just so he would post me on his story and I wouldn't have to ask.

At the dinner table, I was that girl that while he was on his phone I was sliding him notes on a napkin saying "I love you" or "Hi" or funny jokes to get his full and undivided attention.

At home, I was the girl that used to literally throw myself at him while he was playing video games to try and get him to press pause for two minutes and pay attention to me and have a conversation with me.

You see, I was that girl. But I refuse to ever be that girl again. If you are that girl, stop what you're doing.

It is your job to love him. But it is not your job to teach him how to love you back.

There is a big difference between a boy and a man. Contrary to what society may believe most boys don't actually turn into men until they are almost 40. Scary for us girls right? But here's the kicker and to be honest it has nothing to do with age.

Any boy that is in the process of becoming a man and maturing is going to know how to treat a woman. He is not going to choose video games or his phone over you. He is going to post you everywhere all the time because he wants to show you off to the world and make you feel special. He isn't going to ever leave you wondering.

The list could really go on comparing and contrasting the differences between a boy and a man but the important ones to remember when you are in a relationship are:

1. A boy thinks "me." A man thinks "us"

2. A boy gives false promises. A man honors his commitments (one being you.)

3. A boy cares about how you look in jeans. A man cares about how you look in his future.

4. You will always wonder how a boy feels about you. You will always know how a man feels about you.

All too often I see girls in the act of this. It is almost like they are training a dog or raising a child. They order them around and become demanding when it comes to doing things that make them feel special, validated and reassured. Granted, they are doing this because their relationship is lacking something but the truth is, it shouldn't be lacking something in the first place.

You are dating a boy not a man. I hate to break that to you. I really do. It's the hardest news you'll ever receive. Why? Well because

You can't fix him, you can't teach him, and you can't change a boy into a man. They have to do it on their own

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