When it comes to romance, women often think men are devoid of the ability to be romantic. However, men may just show their romantic side a little differently than big grand gestures. It’s the small things for men that seem to be the most endearing and heartwarming ways that express their affection for the women in their lives.
A Dozen Roses
One User posted, “We had just graduated from college. My boyfriend hadn’t found a job yet, so he was a little broke. For our one-year anniversary, he made me a dozen origami roses, one for each month we had been together, and on the leaves, he wrote down the highlights of each month. It was so sweet and thoughtful, and it still is my favorite gift he has given me even two years later.”
Comin’ In Hot
A second user shared, “He remembers the little things.. one day, I made a comment about how much I love Taco Bells’ hot sauce, and the next day I came home from work to see our fridge stocked with the stuff. True story. I’m not that fancy.”
Fun Gift Giving
A Redditor said, “Every gift-giving holiday, he hides my gift and places clues around the house with riddles to make me solve them and find where he hid the present. It’s really cute and fun.”
What He Does
A user commented, “The first month I was dating my husband: One of his cats scratched the sh*****t out of my hand in a moment of freaking out. He doesn’t even stay in the room. He quietly walked away, returned with Neosporin and a bandaid, and just patched me up without saying a word. I found out he used to be an EMT, and he just did what he’s used to doing. I thought it was adorable.”
A poster shared, “My generally hyper-masculine, ex-military husband has secretly been taking late-night scrapbooking classes with a bunch of little old ladies so that he could make me a scrapbook for Christmas this year. It turns out he really likes it and has quite a knack for design. He’s the best.”
A top-liked comment said, “My husband took me to see a band I adore that he hates, and he stood by me singing along like a champ. It meant a lot that he not only bought us tickets and went with me to something he was less than thrilled about but that he made sure we had a GREAT time, and he never once, not even jokingly, complained.”
Cares For You
A user mentioned, “My boyfriend and I had just started dating…when I had my knee surgery. Since we were still in the first-month stage, I felt awkward asking him to come over and really didn’t want him to see me like that. About a week before the surgery (3 weeks into dating), he sent me a text saying, “Can I come to take care of you after surgery?.” We are still together.”
This Redditor said, “Not necessarily the cutest thing ever but something very sweet: when I fall asleep on the couch at night, my husband will pick me up and carry me to bed.”
A poster shared, “He’s not my boyfriend anymore, but when we were dating, he came over to my house and brought me flowers when I was sick the first time. I couldn’t even believe how sweet he was. And on another occasion when I was sick again, he brought me a balloon that he made from a glove and wrote “get well soon!!!” on it. It always meant so much to me when he came over when I was sick because I get sick a lot!.”
One Redditor recalled, “He went to the store at 2 a.m. in the snow after waking up to my crying, came home, and made me heart-shaped bacon when I was having a pregnancy craving—love in a nutshell.”
His Care For Others
This user said, “He’s good to me all the time, but what really gets me is how he cares for my brother. It’s a weird family situation for me, so I ended up mostly raising my younger brother, and now that he’s an adult, he doesn’t always want me around smothering him with love. If I mention something is up with my brother to my boyfriend, he will either call him or go see him and make a point of making sure he’s okay. They spend a lot of time together, and it puts me so much at ease to know someone out there is caring for him when I can’t.”
Fixed The Car
A poster mentioned, “My husband, after listening to me complain (a lot) about my commute, switched cars with me one day and, without me knowing, took my car in and changed my stereo so I can listen to my iPod, got my car detailed, and just did a ton of little things for my car so my commute would be enjoyable now.”
Being A Dinosaur
A top-liked comment said, “I have an obsession with dinosaurs. My boyfriend bought me a camcorder for a trip I’m going on… And then he bought himself a Dino onesie and wore it around town, filming himself in the places which hold special memories for us saying ridiculously romantic things.”
Not Letting Go
This user added, “Brought me to my grandfather’s grave on the anniversary of his death after knowing me for maybe a week. We just looked at the Milky Way while I told him stories of my grandpaw. When we finally left the graveyard at 1:30 in the morning, we went to a diner and sat and talked for a few more hours. I knew then that I wouldn’t let go of him anytime soon. We’re still together, so I guess I was right about not letting him go.”
Wish Upon A Star
One user said, “We were lying under the stars once, and we both saw a shooting star. It was his first one, so I asked him what he had wished for, and he said, “For many more months with you” It was honestly the cutest thing, and many more months did come and are still yet to come!”
This poster commented, “I was up late studying for a nursing exam. My boyfriend was away for business. I was stressed out and hadn’t eaten much all day. The doorbell rings, and there stands a delivery boy with cheesesteak and fries for me.”
Just Like Christmas
A user added, “This year was the first time he’s been able to be with me on my birthday. I jokingly told him once that I wanted it to be like Christmas, and I wanted balloons and gifts when I woke up. He got up at 4 am to sneak out of the house to go to his office to get everything he had been hiding.”
Makes Mornings Fun
A top-liked comment mentioned, “Gets me up and moving in the morning. He will make sure I get up for work with ample time to do my typical morning routine, ask what I’d like for “beef” (breakfast), and make me tea, help assemble my lunch. It’s just awesome because I’m not a morning person, and he does all of this while smiling and often kisses.”
This Redditor said, “My boyfriend back in college invited me over to his place on a random Wednesday evening, had a blanket, popcorn, and a stack of horror and sci-fi movies ready to go. His roommates were out all night at work, so we had a nice movie night. We started doing a movie night every Wednesday after that. I guess I’m pretty easy to please.”
Finally, a Redditor shared, “He gets up earlier than I do. On cold days, he makes sure all the ice is scraped off my car before he leaves so I don’t have to do it when I get up. Oh, and surprise hugs when he knows I’ve had a bad day. He doesn’t even need to say anything, just comes over and holds me and kisses my forehead.”
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