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25 Easy Ways To Make Your Boyfriend Happy

Figuring out a way to make your boyfriend happy is actually a really simple task.


Many people think that love is all about men showing their undying feelings through a romantic declaration, just like you see in movies. But that’s far from reality. 

A relationship is a two-way street, which works exemplary when both the lanes are running similarly. You need to give to get; it cannot always be giving or taking at one side, and there has to be a fine balance. 

Just like you, your boyfriend, too, wants to feel the same happiness that he showers you with. He also wants to get pampered, be showered with affection, receive gifts, and get all the other couple things he does for you. 

Being his girlfriend, it’s your responsibility to make sure your partner is happy and reassured about your feelings for him. This is one of the most important things you can do to build a stronger and longer-lasting relationship with him.

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Don’t worry, if you are unsure how to make your boyfriend happy; you’ve come to the right place. Here are 25 different ways you can make your boyfriend happy

Compliment him

The idea that only women like to be complimented on how good they look or smell is a notion from the past. The idea that men don’t care about how they look is not true. Guys too love when people notice their new hairstyle and fashionable outfits, and compliment them if they look good. 

Also, compliments don’t always have to be about physical looks; they can also be about their beautiful personality or quality traits. 

So, don’t back down from giving your partner compliments on his looks and personality. Praise and tell him what you like about him, how he looks like wearing that white shirt, or how he easily makes you burst into laughter. Even complimenting him for things he does for you will make him smile. 

Don’t know how to compliment him? Here are some of the pointers that can get you started!

  • That color looks so good on you.
  • I love your smile. You look lovely when you look at me with that stretched jaw lol.
  • You’re so cute. I love when you sneakily attempt to hold my hands. 
  • I love listening to your voice. Even though you are not a singer, I absolutely adore it when you sing sweet lyrics looking at me.
  • You smell great. I don’t want to get out of your soothing arms. 

Give him attention

Make him feel loved and acknowledged by giving him your undivided attention. When it’s just the two of you, make sure you put your phone away and listen to him when he talks. 

To show him how much you care, give him the time and attention he deserves. You should treasure every minute that you spend with him.

Celebrate him

Take the time to learn everything there is to know about your partner and how to make him happy. Find out what makes your guy different from the rest. 

You can show how much you love him simply by hyping your man. Whether it’s his birthday, promotion or personal achievement, you should be there to celebrate and show him how much you admire him.

Ask him about his pleasures

If your partner seems to look happy and you just assume the reason, you could be missing out on a chance to learn what truly makes him happy. Think about how everyone is different and how happiness comes in strange ways for each of us.   

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You can be a little more involved by simply asking him about his day and what things made him excited or happy or sad today? 

Some questions that you might want to try are: 

  • Hey babe, you good? 
  • Just checking on you, love. How is the day going?
  • Did you get enough rest? It was a hectic week for you. 
  • Do you want to grab a bite? I know you might be hungry. Come, I will feed you with my own hands! 

SHOW how much you love him 

Being helpful at times is one of the best things you can do to make him feel supported. If he’s stuck at something, you can simply brainstorm ideas and find ways together to fix his problems. 

Even if you don’t find solutions, he’d feel happy that you’re invested in helping and putting effort into him. 

As his cheerleader, give him words of encouragement, compliment him to make him feel good about himself, and respect his goals. Trust us, your help will be very much appreciated.

When you’re with him, put your phone away.

Your phone will always have a new message from your boss, the girl gang, or your family. There might always be a social media clip that you are tempted to read right away. But, you must spend undivided time with your boyfriend. 

If you keep being busy on your phone, especially when you’re alone, he will be annoyed, feeling disrespected, and unloved. 

Look at your lover for a while. Take a look at the person you are in love with and have a meaningful conversation without being distracted by other people. 

Surprise him

This is a no-brainer and also one of the best ways to keep your man happy. Surprising your boyfriend from time to time will make him feel that you think and care about him. 

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If you want surprises to be less expensive or simple, that’s fine. It’s the thought that counts, not the size or cost of the gift. To amaze him, you can write an old-school love letter, cook his favorite meal for lunch, bring him breakfast in bed, bake heart-shaped cookies, take him out on a dinner date, or even just give him a massage. These small actions are more than enough to make a big man smile. 

Pay attention

Men usually don’t rant or share many personal things, but when they do, you should be there to listen. 

To help him vent, pay attention to what he says. Turn off your cell phone, TV, or any other distractions. If you want to be a good listener, give him your undivided attention and understand what he tells you. 

Listen to him without giving him advice unless he asks for it. Take on the role of confidant for your partner to make him feel better. Keep his secrets to yourself, and resist the temptation to tell anyone else what he’s been up to. 

Search for ways how you can help your boyfriend cross the new hurdle, or simply just be there for him. This will make him feel really happy because his girlfriend has always got his back! 

Accept him for who he is

No one in the world is perfect; accept that your boyfriend isn’t flawless. Instead, focus on what makes your partner special and different from others. 

When you love your partner while accepting the minor flaws, watch how positivity grows and spreads around your relationship. Furthermore, fewer insecurities and overthinking will allow your relationship to bloom like a lovely flower. 

Be your unique self.

All of us want to be with someone who is comfortable with themselves. So don’t try to be someone else and be the way you are. Your confidence in yourself is enough to make him smile. 

Impress him

One of the biggest mistakes couples make is that they stop chasing and putting in the effort once they are finally together. Whether it’s a budding relationship or something that has been going on for years, make it look like you still want them. 

How can you do that? Keep impressing him.  

Prepare a bubble bath and sit with him, sipping wine and talking about what you will do the rest of the day. Cook his favorite food, pack it and take him to a sunset point to eat it. Another thing you can do is get ready in a sexy dress before he comes home and spark that wildness. 

Even if your relationship is ten years old, do things to impress him and make him feel like you are new age lovers. 

Flirt with him

Men are simple creatures. You can make your boyfriend happy just by talking with a little bit of flirting. He’s more likely to call you back when he knows that talking to you can make him tingling emotions. 

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How can you achieve that? Try these tips:

  • Use a flirty knock-knock joke
  • Remind him about the things you miss doing with him in bed
  • Use some cheesy lines

Cute texts can help too

Words play an important role in relationships. It’s easy to just text with your boyfriend all day and then take him for granted. But if you want to really make him happy through what you speak, improvise your texting.

One good idea is to randomly send him sweet messages or love quotes and remind him how lucky you are to be with him. Either by writing on text, dropping sticky notes, or telling him face-to-face, show him how important he is and how happy he makes you. This way, he will know that even though things may not be perfect in other zones, he can still make his girlfriend feel loved, safe, and happy. 

For starters, you can begin with:

  • You mean a lot to me 
  • I love having you around
  • I smile a lot when I am with you
  • I am always happy to be your girl

Tell him you miss him.

Whenever you miss him, let him know. 

The fact that you love spending time with him and grab every opportunity to be inside his arms will make him happy. It would mean that you often think about him and look forward to creating memories with him. 

Try these ideas:

  • My weekend is coming up, and I can’t wait to spend time with you. 
  • I miss being able to hug you. 
  • I hate how work has been hectic, and then I can’t be with you 
  • I cannot wait to cuddle with you and watch movies together

Be honest about how you feel.

Even if your boyfriend already knows what’s going on in your mind and heart, being honest with each other about your feelings will further strengthen your bond. 

Honesty is the highest form of intimacy. It fuels one of the major pillars of any relationship—trust and surrounds your connection with faithfulness and loyalty. 

To make your boyfriend happy, simply be always truthful with him under any circumstances. You’ll both get through every problem like a power couple. 

Pamper him

Switching places and pampering your baby once in a while can take him to the moon and back! 

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For some guys, getting presents is important; while for others, it’s the intent behind these gifts. Every few weeks, give your boyfriend a cute gift as a sign of your love. 

Avoid giving him expensive gifts that might make him feel like he has to do something for you in return. Instead, look for small gifts that are meaningful or unique in some way. It can even be a small handwritten card or a ticket to his favorite match! Then go together to the match, and rock his day at the game date. g

Accept your differences and respect them

You both do not have to share common interests to be a power couple. When you know your differences but still respect them and want to be a part of each other’s dynamism, that’s what makes you a power couple. 

There’s always something to admire about your partner’s passion for what they do. Show him this! Learn more about what he likes and try to figure out why.

Sports, stamp collecting, electronics, or other boy-ish activities may seem pointless and boring to you, but try to look at things from his perspective. Get involved, learn new details from him, and enjoy each other’s company by connecting with his interests. 

Eventually, you will start enjoying each other’s hobbies and interests, strengthening your bond even more.  

Hug him

Men may appear tough, but they have a very soft heart, and it melts like butter on sweet and affectionate moments with their loved ones. Run up to him, hug him tight, and hold him close because he loves the way you feel in his arms. 

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Become his best friend

When romance is mixed with closeness and friendship, the intimacy between the two is beyond stoppable. So you must become his best buddy and go-to gal in any situation.

Many researchers state that relationships formed around wonderful friendships continue much longer than love-only relationships. Always keep that in mind! 

Try new things in bed.

Guys like girls who can be crazy in bed. They get intrigued when you show him your unexpected wildest side. 

Keep an open mind and ask him about what he wants to experiment with when it comes to physical pleasures. If it’s something that piques your interest, give it a shot. But, if you’re not ready for something, there’s no need to do it.

Be his support system.

Instead of pointing out his mistakes, help him learn and grow in every situation. Everyone has bad days, and he would want nothing more than to put his face in your arms and let the problems in his world fade away. 

On lousy days when he doesn’t feel his best, be there for him as his support system! 

Try dirty talk

It might be a little uncomfortable for a first-timer, but dirty talk is another fuel that ignites intimacy. Moreover, it improves your relationship; wanna know how? Check out these pointers: 

  • It helps you both learn about each others’ likings in bed
  • It’s amazing foreplay
  • You will totally surprise your partner
  • It leads to better sex
  • It’s hella fun, keeping your partner on the loop

Help him achieve his life goals

Just like you, your boyfriend has long-term goals. If you’re not aware of his passions and dreams, now is the best time to be involved. The fact that you’re simply being curious about his interests would make him more than happy! 

When you know what he’s pursuing in life, you can further make efforts to help him achieve everything. Trust me; he’ll be glad to do the same for you. Mutually understanding and supporting each others’ lives will make your bond strong and unbreakable.

If you want to make your boyfriend truly happy, you must learn how to be both his biggest fan and his most prominent critic. 

Touch him

These days, everyone is touch-starved. Even though we don’t know it, skin hunger is real. So try to physically connect with his aura by touching him a lot because physical intimacy is equally important as emotional intimacy. 

couple being together on the couch

In bed, run your fingers across his chest and shoulders as you lay beside him. When sitting next to him, slide your hand in his hand and hold them together. Cup his face, and kiss him every time he’s looking at you. Stick your arm under his elbow whenever you’re walking together. Play with his hair. Just be physically connected to him in any simplest form! 

Respect his privacy

We understand that you want to spend almost all your day with your partner, but that’s not possible, and moreover, it’s unhealthy. He might be head over heels for you, but he also needs his space. 

When he wants to do something alone, you should respect that and let him do what he wants to. The last thing you want to do is get in the way of him having fun with his friends or sabotaging his plans with his buddies. 

Bottom Line

The before-mentioned ways to make your boyfriend happy are very simple. Try to include these in your relationship, and notice how adorably your boyfriend would smile every day!

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by Genesis Gutierrez

Genesis is the founder of Harness Magazine, a digital media company that celebrates and elevates the voices of women around the world. A first-generation college graduate, Genesis holds a degree in from UCLA with hopes of going back for a Masters in Social Work.

Through her work as an editor-in-chief of Harness, Genesis has dedicated herself to amplifying the stories of women specifically marginalized communities. She is committed to creating space for those who are often left out of mainstream conversations, and believes that storytelling is one of the most powerful tools we have for building community and sparking social change.


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