A recent Reddit post asks men what romantic things they wish women did more often and the responses are enlightening. Hundreds of guys are sharing what women do that makes them feel loved and cared for and these are some of the best.
- "We live in a busy world. If she were to stop in the middle of what she was doing and come over to cuddle and tell me a joke or a compliment — my happiness meter would explode and my day would be one to remember."
- "I feel that even with the most gender-equal person there is an expectation of men being initiators. At least for me, a woman just initiating anything romantic (sexual or nonsexual) is a huge turn-on. People want to feel wanted."
- "Last Halloween at a party, a girl sitting beside me put her hand on my chest while cuddling against me. After not having any intimacy for two years, I melted and almost cried. I still think about it frequently, months later."
- "When a girl laughs at a joke and puts her hand on my arm or shoulder I'm like, 'Oh, I like her."
- "Hug for longer. Every time a guy gets hugged, he pretends it didn't affect him and then he goes to sleep all warm and fuzzy."
- "I received flowers for Valentine’s Day and I cannot express the joy I felt receiving them."
- "Plan dates without my input. I'm 40 and can count on one hand the number of times that has happened in my life."
- "Small spontaneous stuff like little notes, random gifts even if it's my favorite chocolate bar, or drink. It's not super romantic at the moment but it's these really tiny things that add up for me and have me glancing over at my girlfriend randomly falling in love all over again."
- "Taking interest in your hobbies.”
- "Stop dropping hints and tell us outright if you want to be with us."
- "One time my girlfriend at the time, now wife, noticed I was having a shitty week (well, more like shitty several months) at work, and she surprised me after a shift with some wine, a movie I was interested in, and some of my favorite snacks and treats. She was surprised because I started to cry a little. I explained that it made me feel really happy and noticed. Men get used to feeling like literally nobody gives a crap about how they’re feeling or doing. It made a big impression on me."