It’s easy to be a good girlfriend when the person you love is happy, but what about when the going gets tough? What do you do then? Love can be complicated, especially in a relationship. Sometimes it can feel like we’re just not doing enough for our girlfriends—like there should be more we could say or do that would make them happier.
The good news is that impressing your girlfriend is much simpler. It’s all about showing her how much you care and ensuring she knows how much she means to you without making her feel suffocated. Read on for ways to impress your girlfriend and keep her feeling loved and appreciated!
Give Her a Nice Note
This doesn’t have to be a card, but it can be. You could write a short little message or poem on the inside of an empty candy wrapper, and you can write some quotes for your forever love.
Or maybe you’ll make her breakfast in bed and find a creative way to leave her a note on the plate that says “I love you”—using cocoa powder or something else like that. Don’t forget about cards, either. The point is that you’re looking for ways to show your girlfriend how much she means to you without having some kind of grand gesture (although those are nice too).
Surprise her with a gift
It’s always great to surprise your girlfriend with something unexpected, but she may not appreciate it if you give her something that makes no sense whatsoever. For example, don’t give her an expensive polka-dotted tie when she asks for a new pair of shoes.
It’s always best to find out what type of gift she likes, then bring them up in conversation whenever she mentions wanting one specific thing or another. That way, when the time comes around for you to go shopping together, you won’t end up buying anything too impersonal, romantic, or expensive.
Do things that make her life easier.
- Do the dishes.
- Pick up her dry cleaning.
- Take out the trash.
- Clean up after yourself in general.
As you can see, being helpful is not just about doing things you’re obligated to do—it’s also about respecting your girlfriend’s time and helping her with little tasks that make her life easier.
Invite her to have fun with you
The next time your girlfriend asks you to do something, don’t think about what would be fun for you; think of what would make her happy. It’s not about what you like; it’s about what she likes. This can be a difficult concept to embrace, but once you get into the habit of putting her first in these situations, it will become second nature and can only help your relationship.
Think back on some of the things that have made her happy over the time that you’ve known each other: maybe she loves going hiking, or horseback riding with her friends (or even alone) but has never mentioned wanting to go on an adventure with just the two of you. If so, take this opportunity now!
If this seems too difficult or inconvenient at first glance—like maybe there isn’t enough time in between work and school or family obligations—then start small: instead of planning an entire trip or vacation together from scratch (which will probably make both parties feel pressured), try inviting her out for coffee one afternoon after class!
Listen to her
When you talk to your girlfriend, listen to what she is saying. Try to understand how she feels. You should ask questions to make sure that you have understood her correctly. If you do not understand something that she has said, ask her again and see if she can explain it better this time around.
If there is some reason why your girlfriend cannot tell you what is bothering her or getting in the way of her happiness or joy, then try having a conversation with someone else who knows both of you well. That person might have an idea of what might be going on with your girlfriend, which would help open up lines of communication between the two of you and make it easier for both of you to communicate openly about how things are affecting each other on an emotional level.
Maybe cook her something special or write her an original poem from the heart.
Say something sweet and unusual about what you like about her.
- Say something sweet and unusual about what you like about her.
- Be sincere and specific, and don’t be afraid to tell your girlfriend what you like about her looks or personality.
- If she doesn’t know your favorite color is blue because you haven’t told her yet, then say that now!
Think about what your girlfriend loves, and plan accordingly
To make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, consider what she loves and plan accordingly. This can mean anything from planning a surprise party to taking her to a concert she’s been dying to see. Whatever you decide to do, just ensure that it matches well with your girlfriend’s interests and personality.
If you’re struggling with ideas, ask her friends or family members what they think would be fun for her birthday. They’ll be able to give some great suggestions based on their knowledge of the person’s likes and dislikes!
I hope that you have found these tips as helpful as I have. The most important thing is to think about your girlfriend and show her how you love her, and that’s what will make all the difference!