You burn to show him just how special he is to you. While saying, "Honey, I love you so much" may do the trick, making him feel like a king can help you communicate your true emotions. Along with getting your feelings out there, treating your guy like royalty can help boost his self-esteem or pick him up when he's feeling low. This doesn't mean that you have to lower yourself to the level of his servant. Instead, go beyond the normal everyday niceties and get creative in your quest to show him that you care.
Make a point of asking about the little things. Instead of waiting until you have a reason to call your guy -- such as scheduling a date or asking for a ride -- dial his number just to ask about his day. A simple act shows support and caring without going overboard. This shows your man that you are thinking about him often and that you value what is going on in his life. Add a sentimental statement that lets him know he's on your mind. You'll flatter your guy by telling him that you were thinking about him, according to Isadora Alman, sex, marriage and family therapist, in her article "5 Ways to Make Anyone Feel Special" on the Psychology Today website.
Give sweet little gifts. Look for items that clearly take who he is and what he wants into account. For example, bring him his favorite coffeehouse drink during his break from work or download a play-list of his favorite tunes.
Cook him dinner. While this brings to mind June Cleaver, you can treat your man like a king by making a dinner that caters to his wishes. For example, if you know that avocados are his favorite food, start with a guacamole appetizer, move on to chicken with avocados as a main dish and make a side that also contains them. This shows him that it is not just a meal -- it is a meal specifically for him. Take him by surprise and cook a meal for no real reason other than you want to show that you care
Pay attention to him, and only him. Put your phone down, turn away from the TV, close your laptop and listen to him when he comes home at the end of the day or the two of you are on a date. Look him in the eyes when he's speaking to you, ask questions about what he's saying and smile to show your interest.
Throw him a compliment. You don't need to shower him with praise 24-7. If you know that he is feeling unsure, find something to say that will pick up his mood or give him a compliment such as, "You look so handsome in that shirt," or, "You have the most beautiful blue eyes. I just can't look away from them."
Show him affection. Give him hugs and kisses or hold his hand to show that you are his and he is yours. Avoid making it quick. Hold on and hug him for a few minutes to show that you care.
Give him a grand offering. You don't have to start every day with an over-the-top gift, but an occasional big-time gesture, along with the little everyday trinkets that you give him, shows how much you care. Make it meaningful and don't just buy the most expensive watch at the jewelry store or pick a random vacation spot. For example, if he's been talking about a golf resort that his friend recently went to, schedule a surprise weekend getaway to the destination.
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