“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
― Jodi Picoult
The first person you text as soon as you wake up, and the last person you wish a good night to has to be extremely special. The key to any healthy relationship is friendship. Endless love is fuelled by endless friendship. It is essential to examine one’s relationship from time to time and explore ways and means through which you can make it better.
Oftentimes, men put in a lot of effort in wooing the girl of their choice and somehow take a backseat when they get to be with her. A secret to a healthy relationship is to never stop putting the efforts you made to be with them, once you actually get to be with them.
Actions speak louder than words. You can say 1,000 loving words to your girlfriend and not mean them while your one positive, loving action can prove them all. If you’ve run out of ideas, here is a list of 20 little cute things that you can do for your girlfriend to make her feel special and keep that love and spark alive.
20. Surprise her!
No, you don’t have to wait for birthdays or special occasions to do that. The person you love deserves to feel special even on normal days. Surprise your girlfriend- if you happen to live close by, meet her while she’s leaving for work, she’s sure to smile the entire day. Get her favorite chocolates when you go on a lunch date, for the little things that make a big difference.
19. Make her feel beautiful
It’s not just about complimenting your woman on how beautiful she looks; it’s about showing her that you actually feel that she is the most gorgeous woman you have ever seen. Look at her like there’s no woman more beautiful than her, even when she has got a big pimple on her face and doesn’t really feel good about herself. Make sure you make her blush merely by the way you look at her.
18. Listen to her
When you listen intently to your girlfriend when she talks, you convey a lot more than loving words could ever do. Even if your girlfriend complaints to you often, it’s because she trusts you and needs a shoulder to rely on. Everyone loves to have someone who is interested and eager to listen to all that they say. Value what she says and empathize even if it doesn’t make sense.
17. Cook for her
Even if you’re not the greatest chef in the world, you’ll surely steal away her heart if you make it with love. She’ll love it when you cook especially for her, even if you burn the food or forget to put in the salt.
16. Love Notes
Leave little love notes in her bag or at her place when you meet her next, or in a book that she is reading. It costs nothing, takes no time and is sure to brighten up her day. In a world that is so driven by technology, there can be nothing more special than handwritten notes!
15. Long drives
This might sound a little old school, but this is one idea that always works. Take your girlfriend on a long drive and play her favorite music. A perfect way to spend time together, long drives will leave your girlfriend smiling.
14. Notice the little changes
Notice the little changes. For whenever your girlfriend gets a new haircut, or a hair color, or a piercing, believe me, you’re the first person she wants to show it to. Imagine how special it would make her feel if you notice these changes and compliment her even before she makes them evident for you.
13. Sweet texts
Send her sweet text messages out of nowhere- in the middle of a serious conversation, after a harsh argument, or maybe when she sleeps early at night. She’ll surely blush when she reads your text message the first thing in the morning.
12. When with her, ignore your cell phone
When you’re with her and your cell phone rings, try and avoid looking at it. When you’re with your girlfriend make you’re with her totally. It will certainly make her feel special if you concentrate on her more than your cell phone.
11. Random cute gestures
Kiss her on the cheeks while she’s busy doing something or hold her hand while crossing the road. Hold her hand while you’re driving. Gestures like these may seem small but they do make a huge difference. They show you care for her and love her.
10. Write a song/poem about her
No matter how poor you are at writing songs or poems that make sense, write one for her. Write what you love about her; admire her beauty in poetic language. The fact that you’ve tried doing something that you’re not good at, exclusively for her, will make her feel priceless. It is always the effort and the thought that counts.
9. Begin and end your day with her
Make sure you send her a cute good morning text and wish her a good night before you sleep. Make sure that she knows that she is the first person on your mind when you wake up and last person you text before you go to bed. Most definitely, she will reciprocate your gestures.
8. Evening walks
Evening walks are a perfect way to end the day. They’re special when you take out time from your busy schedule to be with your loved one. You get to spend time with each other and share how your day went. Hold your girlfriend’s hand when you’re out on a walk with her. She is sure to feel special.
7. Enroll for dance classes
Enroll for dance classes together where you can learn together. A perfect way to be with each other, learning dance would also polish your creative skills. Get to know if your girlfriend is eager to learn a particular dance form. Then, surprise her by enrolling yourselves for the same. She would surely dance with joy.
Make sure you take out time from your busy schedule and use it to explore the city. Take her to places you love, and discover places that offer her favorite cuisine and local shopping markets. Explore archaeological sites and old buildings. Go on camping and adventure trips. Make her feel that you actually care about her needs and wishes.
5. Go on a shopping spree
There’s nothing that women love more than shopping. No matter how boring it may sound, but going on a shopping spree with your girlfriend is actually a great idea. Ensure that she gets the best of what she’s looking for. For when the queen is happy, there is peace in the kingdom.
4. Understand her needs in Bed
When you make love to her, make sure it is out of love and not lust. Talking it out beforehand is a good option. Refrain from forcing her to do what she does not like. Communicate your needs and apprehensions to each other. She will realize that you actually care about her.
3. Little, thoughtful gifts
Gifts need not always be huge and expensive; they need to be thoughtful and full of love. A little gift every now and then can make a big difference. Get her a book she loves, or the eyeliner that she loved while online shopping. It will amaze her to see you remember little details about her.
2. Plan a Movie Date
Plan a movie date in advance. Pre-book the tickets, decide where would be lunching. Without the planning, half of the time is spent in deciding where to go. Hold her hand while you watch the movie, and make sure it’s a perfect romantic lunch- for it’s not every day that you go out on movie dates.
1. Love her for what she is
Remember when you fell for her? The way she was? Love her like that. No one is perfect. Do not try to mould her into someone you want her to be. When love is true, it is free of any conditions. Love her for what she is and not for what you want her to be.
These gestures are inexpensive but the can make your girlfriend feel that she is the most special woman on the earth. Love is often fueled by actions and not just words. Both partners are equally responsible for a healthy, successful relationship and must work for it together.