10 ways you can show him you care

When it comes to relationships, men like feeling appreciated as much as women. There are many ways you can express your gratitude to your man for being a part of your life, apart from cheesy letters and notes left in his lunch box. If you want him to know how much you care about him, you have to use the language he easily understands. Most men get scared if you go soft and emotional, but they will remember a thoughtful gift or special meal. Find ten tips below to make your man feel happy, respected, and loved. 

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Cook his favourite meal

Men love being spoiled, even though they do not always confess to this. Throw a surprise dinner of his favourite dishes, and wait for the reaction. Is there a special food you tried when you went on holiday and you both liked? Look up the recipe and get cooking. Make sure that he is free that night and you have cleared your diary, arranged babysitting, and there are no sport events on he might want to watch. Pay attention to the presentation, and put on a nice dress. This will show him that you appreciate him. 

Get him an adventure voucher

You might not be a keen on bungee jumping or racing cars, but your man might enjoy taking part in extreme sports. Show him that he is free and you want him to enjoy himself without you taking part. Get him a voucher for a race track experience, or sign him up for a helicopter navigation course. He will have a great time and come back happier than ever. 

Let him pick the holiday destination

You might think that men are not interested in arranging holidays, and you might be right. However, the reason why he says he doesn’t mind where you go next is because he does not want to book hotels, flights, and car rentals. He definitely cares where you go, and might prefer Costa Rica to Norway in December. Ask him for his dream destination and take care of the rest. He will feel included in the decision and look forward to the vacation more. 

Invite his friends over

One of the main cause of arguments between couples is about the freedom to go out and socialize outside of the relationship. You might have some common friends, but he could have colleagues and old school friends he likes catching up sometimes. Why don’t you offer to invite them over and throw a party for them in your house? Make sure that you stay in the background and let your man enjoy the company of his friends. 

Spoil his mother

Every guy admires their mother. They respect them and want you to get on with them. On the other hand, if you are thinking long term, your future mother-in-law’s word will count more than anybody else’s. Arrange to give his mother a lift to the shopping centre, take her out for a coffee, or invite her for lunch. Your man will appreciate your effort, and his mother will be more likely to approve of you. It is a win-win situation, and you might even hear some funny stories from his childhood while you socialise with his mom. 

Admire his skills

Men, just like women are vain, but in a different way. They love being admired for their practical skills, their strength, abilities, and cleverness. Praise them a lot and they will remain happy and faithful. Mention how good it was of him to fix the front door or check up your car. Tell him that cutting the grass was taking you ages, and he was a great help doing it for you. Be glad with him when he gets a promotion or pay rise, and tell him that he deserved it. This will make him feel ten feet tall and respected. 

Wash his car or bike

Your man’s other girlfriend is likely to have an engine inside. He might adore you, but love the sound of his car or bike. Is he too busy at work? Give the car or bike a good polish and wax, and you will be in his good books. Many women make a mistake being jealous of boys’ toys. Don’t be one of them, but acknowledge that he has other passions, too. Get a special treatment that will restore the dash or rubber on his machine, and he will like you even more. 

Find out more about his hobbies

Does your other half play any sports or games? Is he passionate about football, rugby, or basketball? Even if you are not interested in the game itself and the scores, you can learn some basic things about it, so you can have a conversation with him. He will appreciate your effort. Make sure that you tell him you looked up a player just for him, and you want to know more about what makes this game so interesting for him. Does your man go fishing? Send him an article about the latest techniques and gear, and he will thank you for it. 

Go out to watch a match

If you feel OK with it, you can make the effort and go to a match with your man. He will enjoy the experience and love the fact that you want to be a part of it. Even if you are not a supporter, try to show enthusiasm, and watch his face light up when his team scores. If you support a different team, make sure that you don’t get a ticket to a match when his team plays against yours, or it will end with a bad argument for sure. If you don’t like sports, you can simply get out of it by getting him a season ticket for his birthday. 

Get him a stylish gift

It is always challenging to find the perfect gift for a man. They are less open about what they really want, and most of them have a limited sense of fashion or style. You need to think about a gift that will match all his outfit and he can wear every day. Get him a funny T-shirt with his favourite characters, or a toolbox he can take with him in the car. Alternatively, if you want to give him a special gift for an anniversary, you might opt for stylish jewellery, such as gold chains. You can pick up some great deals from this site.

While the above tips are great if you want to make your man feel admired, loved, and appreciated, you must make sure that you take into consideration his taste, preferences, and style. Listen to what he says, what he is passionate about, and what makes him happy. The general rule is that men are not good at taking criticism, but they love praises. Most of them will appreciate a delicious dinner more than an expensive gift. Some, however, have an eye for fashion and style, and love looking trendy. Whether your man is a football fan, an adrenaline junkie, or a career addict, you can find the right way to show him you care about him. And remember, actions speak louder than words.

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