Sometimes it’s hard for guys to get their feelings across to their girlfriends. Communication, though something natural, is a complex matter and it’s all too easy to misinterpret signs or fail to convey the meaning you want, especially when it comes to love. So, men, if you’re wondering whether you’re showing your love to your girl in the best way, here are ten things to memorise:
1. “You look good in anything”
If there is a correct answer to the eternal question we girls ask when we try new clothes in your presence, this is it! We’re sure you don’t care about what she wears as much as she does, but it does no harm to share your thoughts on the matter with her in an open, though not blunt way (such as “I don’t care what you’re wearing”). This is the ideal phrase for these moments of feminine uncertainty.
2. “You smell delicious”
This is another one of cute things to say to your girlfriend that will make her feel good. Whether she’s just bought a new perfume or she’s coming out of the kitchen, where she had been experimenting with exotic products, sniffing her and informing her that you like what you smell can go a long way towards assuring her of your true love for her.
3. “Take all the time you need”
These are magic words. They work in any situation, be it her putting on makeup before going out together, or you having proposed and now waiting for the answer. Allowing her the time she needs to do this or decide that, shows real appreciation. Stop yourself from tapping your foot impatiently, it wouldn’t do you any favours.
4. “How about I cook dinner tonight?”
This is another one of cute things to say to your girlfriend that will make her heart melt. The timing here is important though – you don’t want her thinking that you dislike the food she makes or buys. But if she’s had a long day at work and is completely shattered, offer to make dinner or order a takeaway meal. You know what she likes, right? Order her favourite and let her relax.
5. “Of course, we can go visit your parents”
Now, it’s a fact that most men would prefer a lot of things to visiting their girl’s family. You want her for yourself, understood. But grumbling about an occasional visit would only make her feel miserable that she’s putting you through something you hate. You don’t want making your significant other miserable, do you?!
6. “Why don’t you call the girls and have a night out?”
Not when your team is playing a vital match though – that would just tell her you want to get rid of her. You can suggest this, if she seems tired or bored, and that’s not to say that she needs your permission to go out with her friends. That means suggesting it before she mentions it herself, reluctantly, because she thinks you would whine about it.
7. “You don’t need a diet”
This one is a little tricky but it’s important. If your girlfriend’s starving herself in an attempt to shed a couple of pounds, it’s your job to remind her that you love her just the way she is. If she does have trouble with her weight, just be supportive, and don’t argue with her determination for politeness’ sake.
8. “You choose the movie”
Or the restaurant, or whatever that you do together. Arguments over what film to see or which place to go could tarnish an otherwise great relationship. Remember that you should respect each other’s wishes, and be willing to make the occasional sacrifice with a teary romcom or even a foreign, action-free movie.
9. “You should have bought the shoes”
Music to many a girl’s ears! Regardless of the shopping-maniac mould pop culture has put us in, we are not so irresponsible with money. We can resist temptation, even if it hurts. One of the best ways to show your love is let your girlfriend give in to that particular temptation, the dreamy pair of shoes she saw in a shop window but decided she can’t afford.
10. “I’m with you, whatever you decide”
She may want to write a book. She may want to quit her job and start her own business. In such life-changing situations, the support of your significant other could be more important than all the startup capital and good connections in the world. This supports says that you trust her, it’s as simple as that, and trust is the foundation of any relationship.
Do you have your own tips on showing your love to your girl? What are your favorite cute things to say to your girlfriend?