Right then, this is a bit of a joke and something a bit random I thought of one evening whilst trying to avoid the horror that is the Bake Off. My best ideas come at the weirdest of times I know. Here’s some tips I’ve picked up on how to be a good girlfriend…
- Buy them presents
…And by this I mean sweets and chocolate and I even bought my boyfriend a Me to You bear once just because. I wouldn’t go too overboard or anything as they do have a birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day and Anniversaries lined up throughout the year. Who knew boys were so expensive?
2. Compliment them
Guys love nothing more than having their egos boosted. Think about how much they compliment us. Do we ever return the favour? Not so much but next time they smell good or wear a shirt you like why not tell them?
3. Cook for them
I didn’t want this to be at the top as it seemed like the typical woman image but men love it when you go out of your way to make them a meal. I did this once and even lit a candle in the middle of the table. There was no occasion either, I just thought it would be nice (and cheaper than going out…)
4. Turn up unexpectedly
This has got to be my favourite. My boyfriend did this once when I was feeling a bit low. He came over with a box of cookies to cheer me up and it was the best thing ever. I’ve done it to him too with Haribo haha. It honestly just brightens up your day and lets the other person know you care.
5. Let them have their space
I’ve always vowed to never be the girlfriend who sees her boyfriend instead of her friends. My family and friends are just as important to me as my boyfriend and I try my best to keep a balance of all 3. It’s also important to let them have their own space to do guy stuff like seeing their mates and playing weird games online.
6. Don’t text them constantly
Most girls are guilty of wanting to know what their boyfriends are up to at all times. Constantly hounding them with texts is not the way forward. Texting every day isn’t particularly healthy either so just take a step back and let them come to you.
7. Don’t nag
Am I the only one who does this? I hope not and I try my best to avoid it. You don’t want to sound like their mum. You are their girlfriend who is meant to be supportive so if you really don’t agree with what they’re doing, approach it diplomatically or take a deep breath and leave it.
8. Tell them you love them
This may be the most obvious one of them all but how much do we really say this to each other? I think we should all try to say it more because it’s nice to hear y’know?
So there you have it, my crazy ramblings on what I think it takes to be a good girlfriend. (Wow I sound like a job advice article here!)