When you’re in a relationship, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine and let your affection for one another slip.
It just, sorta, happens.
So it’s good to be reminded that there are lots of actions you can take that can keep the ~LoVe~ alive.
And now we know straight from the source how fellas most feel appreciated. Their secrets are out. Thank you, internet.
Men on Reddit were asked to reveal what makes them feel wanted by their partners.
The answers were unbearably adorable and, honestly, eye-opening.
You’ll realise that there are many things you can do automatically that makes somebody feel loved. The little things really do count.
So prepare to utter a lot of “awww”. The feels are coming.
It can be as simple as a look.
One reddit user says he feels wanted “when she looks at me and smiles like it’s our first date all over again.”
Another explained it in more detail: “It’s hard to explain, but my wife looks at me differently than she looks at anybody else. Anytime she looks at me she always looks full of energy, excitement, and full of passion. Like her eyes get slightly wider and I can always see the corner of her lips starting to smile slightly. I can just see her brighten up anytime she looks at me, even if we’ve been sitting next to each other in the same room for the last hour.”
The post got an emotional reaction: “Yeah, I remember when my wife looked at me like that. Reading that post stirred up some pretty heavy feelings.”
Someone else confessed he missed his girlfriend’s smile. “Before my girl started becoming more distant over the past few weeks and not really acknowledging me anymore as she just gets home late and goes straight to sleep and never telling me anything about her day anymore. She used to have this sort of half smirk or smile whenever we looked each other in the eyes and it always gave me the best feeling in the world, like I was home. That was back when I felt wanted. I hope everyday that it will go back to that, I miss that feeling so much.”
There are just 36 questions that will apparently make you fall in love. Have you tried them? (Post continues after audio.)
There was lots of appreciation for cuddles.
“The cuddling during the night, and the hugging during the day. She will always have her hand on my thigh when we are sleeping, which is what I think is the best.”
“Without fail she’ll roll over in the night and either try hold my hand or hug me.”
“When she comes up behind me and wraps her arms around my shoulders/chest.”
“For me I think it’s just when she’ll reach for my hand or kinda jumps into a hug (she’s 5′ 6″ and I’m 6′ 5″ so there’s a little bit of her jumping or me leaning.)”
“I’m single now but my ex, without fail, would always give me a great big bear hug when I got home and latch on to me for about 30 seconds and tell me she missed me. I miss that.”