In life and relationships, it’s usually the little things that mean the most and make us happy. When you are in a relationship with a woman, it’s the small things that you do for her that mean the most. Why? Because those seemingly little things demonstrate that you are willing to put some extra effort in to make the relationship better. You don’t need a holiday or special occasion for it. A sensible boyfriend or husband knows that any guy who only shows his love for his girlfriend or wife on Valentine's Day is ignoring or missing out on his partner’s love 364 days of the year. He fully realizes that instead of the grand gestures, it’s the small, everyday things that make the relationship better.
Here are seven little things that mean a lot to women when they're in a relationship:
1. Remembering her friends' names
Your girlfriend already told you her best friend's name at least 20 times since you started dating her. When you talk with her and her best friend comes up in the conversation, don’t refer to her as the “You know, the girl with the red hair.” Saying that will make her think that you don’t pay attention to her when she speaks—particularly about things that don't matter to you directly. And, yes when your girlfriend talks to you, listen to her.
2. Clean up after yourself
Women love guys who are clean, tidy and take care of themselves and the place they live. So, if you and your girlfriend don’t live together and she visits your place occasionally, she will appreciate you if you keep your place clean. And when she lives with you, she will really appreciate you if you help her keep the apartment or house clean.
3. Never pressuring her into doing something she doesn’t want to do
Forcing someone to do something isn’t cool, even if it’s good for them. For example: guilt trips. No matter how small the issue is, no one likes guilt trips.
4. Accepting the things she likes
We all have our preferences. Things we like may not always be liked by our partners. But, instead of respecting, criticizing it will only create conflicts in the relationship. So don’t ask your partner questions like, “Are you actually going to eat that? Are you sure you want to have another beer?” She will now feel insulted by your idiotic comments. So, don’t do it next time.
5. Responding to her texts as soon as possible
Yes, we understand you are busy with work, but when she texts you, have the courtesy to text her back. Don’t make her wait for hours for a reply. It only takes a few seconds, even when you are super busy.
6. Going shopping with her
It’s the weekend. You don’t have to go to work. So, if your partner asks you to go with her for some shopping, just go with her. Don’t hold a grudge about it. Be in good spirits about it. You can help her pick some really sexy lingerie for her to wear, and you can actually see her wear it later. It’s a win-win situation.
7. Telling her how you feel
It’s common for guys in romantic relationships to withhold their thoughts and feelings, and even if they do, most aren’t fully open and honest about their feelings. Women can't read minds. So, if you want something in the relationship, tell her. She will appreciate and respect you for it.