Showing acts of love, rather than just saying I love you, is key to being the best boyfriend ever.
It’s all too easy to send a text stating, “I love you.” How about surprising her with a handwritten poem, a bouquet of fresh flowers, a surprise weekend trip to a place she’s been dying to see?
3. Introduce her to your friends
Incorporating her into your life, which includes showing her off to your family or group of friends, is a lovely way for her to see that you are really into her and making an effort to be a good boyfriend.
It tells her you are proud to be her partner, and you want your friends to see why she is your number one.
4. Show her she is your priority
Women in less than perfect relationships will complain that their boyfriend doesn’t text enough, or rarely returns their calls, or is frequently late to their dates. If you want to be a better boyfriend, show your girlfriend that she is a priority.
If you are really wondering about how to be a better boyfriend, don’t wait for hours to respond to her text. If she leaves you a voicemail, get back to her. Show up on time for your dates, and text her if you are running late.
All of these things send the message that you care about her, making you the perfect boyfriend.
5. Make her feel safe and honored
Bad boyfriends leave their girlfriends wondering where they are when they are not with them, wondering if they love her because their actions speak otherwise.
If you are wondering how you can be a better boyfriend, make your girlfriend feel safe in your love for her. Make her feel honored by telling her how special she is to you.
Never let her doubt where you are when you are not together; remain in touch. If you have to turn off your phone for certain reasons, let her know that you will be unavailable for the next couple of hours but will check in once you can.
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6. Uphold the definition of your relationship
How to be a better boyfriend? Have eyes for your girlfriend, and only for her, even when you are not together.
If you have verbalized to each other the importance of mutual fidelity, honor that.
This means that she is your BAE, your one and only, the sole person whom you kiss and make love to.
Do not cheat. Do not flirt with other women, even if your girlfriend is not around to see it.
7. Little things count
It’s easy to buy a box of chocolates for your girlfriend. That’s a present that would please anyone. But when you remember small things about your girlfriend, it shows her you are truly seeing her.
This makes you the best boyfriend ever. So stock her favorite hard-to-find tea so she can drink that when she comes to see you. Get tickets to the museum exhibit of a favorite painter she’s talking about to you.
Surprise her with a rare edition of a book by her favorite author. All of these actions show her you are working hard to be a better man for your woman.
8. See your girlfriend as she is
It is human nature to refer back to your former girlfriend when entering into a new relationship with a new woman. “Oh, my ex used to do that, and I hated it!” is something your new girlfriend does not want to hear.
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Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.