21 Adorable Ideas To Make Your Boyfriend Feel Loved

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Making your boyfriend feel special goes a long way in deepening your love. If you want to know how to make your boyfriend feel loved, we are here to help you. Often, the small gestures of love hold the key to a successful and fruitful relationship. So, if your guy goes all out to make you happy and brighten up your day, you might also want to appreciate his effort by showing your love to him a little more each day.

So, don’t hesitate to do the little, romantic things for your boyfriend. Although he may tease you and act unmoved, he likes these romantic gestures deep down. Here, we give you a few tips to help you make your boyfriend feel special and important. Read on.

How To Make Your Boyfriend Feel Loved: 21 Simple Ways

It is not the big gestures that make men feel loved. Following are some simple ways that make your boyfriend feel special.

1. Take an interest in his life

Ask your boyfriend questions about his life, such as his likes and dislikes, best friends, and everything else. When you show interest in knowing him better, it makes him feel loved.

2. Surprise him

Post a love note on the mirror for him to read first thing in the morning, send him a “love you” text out of the blue, or send him flowers at work even when there is no occasion to celebrate. Such gestures show that you think about him even when you are apart.

3. Make time for him

The most precious thing you can give a person is your time. Ensure that you and your boyfriend have some quality time every day with each other. Talk about your daily activities or any topic you both like. When you make efforts to strengthen your bond, he will also feel obliged.

4. Compliment him

When he wears something new or achieves something, acknowledge it by complimenting him. Do not go overboard with your compliment but do let him know that you notice even slight changes in his appearance.

5. Join him in activities

If your boyfriend loves watching action movies or likes to explore the city on a bicycle, then join him. Taking interest and joining him in his favorite activities shows how much you care about his likes.

6. Praise his skills in bed

Men care about their skills in the bedroom. After a hot and intimate session between the sheets, you can tell him how good he made you feel. Giving him feedback boosts his confidence, and he will try to perform better as well. Don’t forget to ask him for what you want, either—men love knowing that you are receiving pleasure too.

7. Be spontaneous

When he comes home tired after work, give him a back massage or when he tells you he has bagged a big contract, buy him flowers or a cake to celebrate his achievement. Sharing his happiness makes him feel loved and cared for.

8. Dress up for him

Surprise him by wearing the dress he likes the most. When you meet him, put in some extra effort to look different than usual. Men love it when you put in the effort to look better for them.

9. Give him space

Identify his space and give him some quiet time to do his things. Men crave their ‘me time’ to think and ponder over their life. Do not restrict him from meeting his friends and family. Encourage him to spend some time by himself to show how much you care for him.

10. Hug him

Who doesn’t like to get cozy in a hug? So hug your boyfriend for no apparent reason. Hugging him shows him how much you love him. Let your warm hug convey your feelings for him.

11. Appreciate his efforts

Whenever your boyfriend goes the extra mile and does something for you, acknowledge it and thank him for the same. Tell him how much you appreciate his efforts and how grateful you are for everything he does for you.

12. Support him

If your boyfriend is working hard toward achieving a goal, then be supportive of his ambition. If his work keeps him occupied most of the time, tell him you are proud of his hard work instead of complaining about it.

13. Shop for him

If you come across something that would suit your boyfriend when out on a shopping trip, buy it for him. These sweet gestures show you think of him even when he is not around.

14. Keep eye contact with him

Looking at someone with love is the simplest way to their heart. So, when your boyfriend is speaking with you, look deep into his eyes with a soft smile on your face. Show him how much you love him.

15. Listen to him

There will be times when your boyfriend will want to speak his heart out. Listen to him patiently and show him that you care about his problems and struggles without judging him.

16. Kiss him

Your boyfriend must be heading out for some work, or he drops you home, or you are alone with him in the park, pull him close and plant a soft but passionate kiss. Kiss him when he is least expecting it. Kiss him without warning. Let him know that you appreciate his presence and company.

17. Touch him often

When you are out with him, stand close to him and make physical contact. Hold his hands and sit close to him. Your light touch is a silent way to convey your love for him.

18. Share the expenses

Offer to pay for a meal when you are out on a date or share general expenses with him. Do not let him feel burdened because of the expenses of going on a date.

19. Text him sweet messages

Click a cute picture of yourself and send it to your boyfriend, who is miles away for work or any other reason. When you miss him, let him know. Let him know you are looking forward to seeing him.

20. Seek his opinion

When you have to make an important decision in life, seek his opinion. Show him you value his opinion and that you take his views seriously. Also, it shows that you respect him and trust his judgment.

21. Accept him the way he is

The biggest mistake you can make in a relationship is trying to change your boyfriend. If you want him to feel loved, accept him with his flaws. Do not offer unsolicited advice. Instead, love him for all that he is and grow together.

Love is a powerful feeling that brightens up your life. So whenever you get a chance, tell him how much you love him and how grateful you are to have him in your life. Your small and sweet gestures will make your boyfriend feel loved and special and will foster your bond.

Key Pointers

  • Reciprocate his love and care for you with sweet and thoughtful gestures, such as surprising him or participating in the activities he likes.
  • Put in some effort, dress up, be a good listener, and support his work to show him you care.
  • Above all, love your boyfriend for who he is and work together through the shortcomings.

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Dr. Caroline Hexdall

(Ph.D.)
Caroline Hexdall, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina who has supported the well-being of children, adolescents, parents and families in public university medical settings, public schools, private schools and in independent practice for over 20 years. She specializes in psychological services for individuals who are considered to be neurodiverse. Dr. Hexdall has, for the past 12 years, taught... more

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