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How to Impress Your Boyfriend: 12 Gestures that Make You a Catch

Whether you’re in a new or long-term relationship, you may want to know how to impress your boyfriend with little gestures to show him that you care.

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I’ve been with my boyfriend for awhile now and even though we’re very much in love, we still put in the effort to surprise each other with small acts of kindness. Many people assume that to show love they have to do something big for their partner, like expensive gifts or fancy vacations. But it’s the small acts which make the difference. Knowing how to impress your boyfriend doesn’t mean you need to buy him a car, it could be something small like making his favorite meal. You see what I mean?

How to impress your boyfriend

If you’re thinking of how to impress your boyfriend, don’t think big. Instead, think small. Small gestures of love make all the difference and he’ll see how lucky he is to have you in his life. Regardless if you’re in a new relationship or a long-term relationship, you can do these little things to get his heart pumping.

Now, what things should you do to impress him? Good question. Well, that’s why I’m here. You’re going to find out how to impress your boyfriend with these following tips. With a little effort and love, you can go a long way. [Read: 25 sweetest romantic gestures for everyday life]

#1 Have a bubble bath. Who doesn’t love relaxing after a long day at work? If you know he’s had a hard day, then why not make a bubble bath for him. Fill the tub with hot water, get the bubbles foaming. Once he’s in the tub, massage him. Light some candles if you want or play some relaxing music. [Read: Fun and fantastic ways to surprise your boyfriend]

#2 Make him his favorite meal. Now they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Okay, that’s not completely true, but he will certainly love the fact that you thought of him when cooking dinner. Make him his favorite dish that he loves and surprise him with it. You can even wear something sexy when he comes home. So, not only will his stomach be happy, but so will his eyes. [Read: 30 cute things to do for your boyfriend *he’ll love them!*]

#3 Organize a date night. Everyone loves going on dates, but usually, the guy is stuck with coming up with fun date ideas. Instead, take charge and be the one to organize a date night. Take him to see his favorite movie, go to the beach, organize a picnic. You have an endless amount of options to choose from. 

#4 Express gratitude. You don’t have to make him anything or do something crazy for him. If you want to impress him, simply express your gratitude. Give him a big hug and tell him how much you appreciate him and that you love him. Though these are only words, since you truly mean it, he’ll feel it. It doesn’t get much better than that. [Read: 16 ways to show your appreciation for someone you love]

#5 Make him his lunch. I know this sounds like he’s going to kindergarten, but hear me out. You can make him a cute lunch with a love note inside that he can discover. It’s super sweet and shows him that you love him. Writing him a love note is much more personal than a text message. Plus, it’s a surprise within itself.

#6 Give him alone time. I know you want to spend every moment with him, but giving him alone time is something that everyone needs. He needs time to relax and de-stress from work or whatever else he has going on in his life. Let him know that he has the night off from you to do whatever he wants. Watch a football game, go grab a drink with friends, read a book. Whatever gives him peace of mind and a chance to relax. [Read: 10 obvious hints guys give when they want more space in the relationship]

#7 Let him have a boys night. Okay, this sounds like you’re a police officer and he’s on parole. That’s not what I’m trying to say. You’re not “allowing” him to have a boys night, but you suggest that he has one.

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives that we forget to spend time with our friends. If you notice he hasn’t been with his friends, suggest that he go and spend time with them. He’ll appreciate you for it.

#8 Be there when he’s down. Anyone can be by your side when your life is on a high, but what happens when you hit a rough patch? You probably have experienced this and have seen some friends drop you during that time. That’s not a true friendship. Though he’s your partner, he’s also your friend. Be by his side during the rough times in his life, and he’ll never forget that. [Read: 22 tips to help a sad friend and make them feel better]

#9 Go on a road trip. Now, if you’re on a budget, this doesn’t have to be a wild road trip. You can spend the day at a lake a couple hours away from town. Or, if you have the money to spend, then spend a couple days in another city that you both haven’t been to. It’s a small getaway for the both of you and shows him that you’re still up for an adventure with him.

#10 Feel sexy. If you want to impress him, then look good for yourself. Feeling sexy and confident is one of the best ways to impress him. It shows him that you’re the best version of yourself when you’re with him and that can only make a person feel good about themselves. Feeling good in your own skin is a reflection of not only you, but of them as well. [Read: The secrets to feel sexy and desirable all the time]

#11 Hang out with his friends. But not because you feel that you should. Of course, you’ll know some of his friends already and some you may or may not like. But, to impress your boyfriend, you should be able to get along with his friends. That shows him that you’re putting in the effort to get to know the people he surrounds himself with. [Read: How to leave your guy feeling loved and adored]

#12 Be genuine. If you want to really impress with all these ways to show your love for him, you need to do them genuinely. If not, he’s going to see that you’re only doing this to get brownie points and that should never be the reason. You should want to do these things because you truly care about him.

[Read: 17 easy ways to be a really great girlfriend to your man]

Try one of these tips for how to impress your boyfriend. Without a doubt, he’ll love that you put in the thought of wanting to make him happy.

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and ...
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