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March 11, 2014

Simple Ways to Surprise Your Significant Other

Girl give a gift to her boyfriend.

We all appreciate small acts from the person we love that simply let us know that they are thinking of us. While we don’t always need huge, extravagant gifts, we all like to feel that we are loved and cared about. Just as we enjoy these little surprises, so does our our significant other. We want to show them that we appreciate them. It doesn’t have to be some grand gesture; it can be just a small sign of how important they are that catches them off guard. Make a list of little surprises they will love, and do something for them every few weeks. They will love the thought that was put into these surprises and appreciate the gesture, no matter how small. Here a few general ideas to get you thinking of some ways you could surprise them.

Cook For Them

If you know that they are having a rough week, surprise them by cooking their favorite meal. They will appreciate the fact that you were thoughtful enough to do this, but they will also simply love that you have taken one more thing, feeding themselves, off of their plate. This is a great way to show that you are there to support and care for them while not getting in the way of their busy week. You can also just surprise your significant other with their favorite meal because you want to show that you care. They don’t have to be having a rough week for you to do something nice for them

Forgo Your Movie Choice

If you seem to be the one who is always choosing the movies on your movie nights, surprise them by bringing or suggesting the movie that they have been talking about really wanting to see, but hadn’t really been on your list. This allows you to put them and their wants first, which is always important when trying to create a balanced relationship. While this doesn’t seem like much, they will love that you are willing to watch this movie that you’re not crazy about seeing just to make them smile.

Choose Something They Want To Do

Similar to surprising them with their movie choice, surprise them with a date tailored to them. Choose activities for you to do on your next date that you know they will love. Take them to that show that they’ve been talking about wanting to see, or if they have talked about wanted to go do something specific, surprise them by taking them to do this. It doesn’t have to be something expensive if money is an issue, but showing them that you do listen to what they are interested in and care about their happiness will go a long way.

Even Simpler Ideas

If you see that they have forgotten to charge their phone or computer, plug it in for them.  Clean up their dishes without scolding.  Fold the laundry that is in the dryer.  Snake the shower drain if it needs it, (this really shows love).  Pick up a special coffee or treat on your way home.  If there is something that they always complain about, like you never putting your clothes in the hamper, or even away, try doing that once in a while.  Simple acts of kindness can say so much.

Whatever you decide to do for them, know that they will appreciate the fact that you put thought and the love that you have for them into your choices. The most important thing about choosing a surprise for them is the genuine thought that you put into what you do that shows that you care.

About the Author

Elizabeth Monsoor
Elizabeth Monsoor is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. While Elizabeth pursues a career in dance, she has rediscovered her love for writing. When she is not in class or at rehearsals, Elizabeth enjoys actively commenting on episodes of reality television and tweeting her observations on relationships several times a day. She has an “eyes wide open” approach to dating, acting as an unofficial advisor and commentator on her friends’ relationships. Elizabeth hopes that her opinions on relationships and her love of sarcasm both entertain and inspire her readers.

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