Every relationship has its ups and downs. Saying I love you for the first time is always magical, but over time it becomes part of the routine. Love means different things to different people, the definition of love changes as you grow up. It’s no longer the fairy tale, it is finding a person who chooses to be with you and stand by you, even when the going gets tough. The question remains, what’s the best way to show someone you love them?
1. Spending Quality Time Together
This means giving someone your undivided attention and being present.
The love language of quality time is focused on sharing feelings and thoughts together. It is not defined by what you do and how long you do it. Instead, it is about being together while giving each other your full attention.
2. Make Your Relationship a Priority
Everyone is busy. You’re busy. I’m busy. But no one is too busy to text. Stay in touch. Send a love note – Thinking of you. The little things matter as much as the big things. Stop claiming you busy, nobody is busy 24/7
3. Sometimes Flirt
Think back to when you first met. You showed interest, you flirted. It was fun and exciting. Flirting is healthy. No matter how long you’ve been in your relationship, a little healthy flirting is a great way to fuel the fire and show the other person you still find them as attractive and interesting as you did in the beginning.
4. Call or Text for No Particular Reason
This goes a long way in softening and melting the heart of the one you love. Although not everyone appreciates this when in love, it’s quite a great sign that you have your loved one in mind all day and also care about his or her well being.
5. Do that Chore He / She Hates
You don’t have to love that chore either. Maybe none of you loves doing it, but taking the pain to be the one to do it without persuasion speaks volume of how much you love the other person.
6. Put Your Loved One’s Needs or Wants Ahead of Yours
This is a really big one. Even if it’s a small gesture, like doing something your partner wants to do or going to a restaurant your partner likes, putting your own preferences aside and doing what your loved one wants will mean the world to him or her. That is love.
7. Ask What’s Bothering Your Partner
This is something many women can’t get enough of. When women need to express their emotions or what’s on their mind, they appreciate a partner who is there to listen , lean in, and concentrate on her when she needs it. Listening is the key here. Regardless of gender, sometimes when people are frustrated, they need to let it out. An open ear can make all the difference. Don’t offer unsolicited suggestions, but simply be there to listen and hear what your partner has to say. Now that, gentlemen, is love.
8. Check on His Mom
Showing genuine care and concern for the important people in your boyfriends life is a sure sign that you love him. If he’s close with his mom, sister, or even his grandpa, take time to check up on that person without any prompting from anyone else.