I don’t know about you ladies, but my boyfriend is the most stereotypical “male in a relationship” that I have ever known.
He doesn’t talk about feelings.
He jokes about everything.
He can’t pick a card or write a love note to save his life.
He forgets things I say or things that I hint about.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this is in NO way, shape, or form a rant. It’s actually the opposite. I am head over heels in love with my manly enigma of a boyfriend. In fact, I think it’s the fact that he isn’t as open as others may be that truly makes the things he DOES do more special. That’s what makes everything he does for me all the more sweet.
But since I have spent almost the entire duration of our relationship trying to decipher him, I feel I’ve become a bit of an expert on this subject. I thought that there MUST be other women out there who aren’t sure how their emotionally reserved boyfriend feels, as well.
So I have to tell you – everything you think that he ISN’T telling you, he actually is.
Without further adieu…
How To Tell Your Manly Man Loves You
1. He Asks About Your Life
If your boyfriend asks you about the job interview you just had, how your day with your mom was, what you thought of the movie you saw with your friends, or anything along those lines you can be pretty sure he actually cares. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t bother asking. Trust me. And whatever you do, don’t respond with “Do you even want to know!?”.
2. He Calls and/or Texts When You’re Apart
I don’t even care how “obvious” this seems, as soon as it’s happening to you, you will forget this, I can almost guarantee it. If you find yourself sitting around, waiting for texts, and asking “Why doesn’t he ever text ME?”, chances are that he isn’t too interested in you or the relationship. NOW, that being said, I don’t mean a text every hour on the hour. What I DO mean is, if he initiates conversations with you. If in the morning he says “good morning”. If he calls you for no reason. If he starts a conversation AT ALL, it is because he wants to, and he likes you. Any guy who likes you will make an effort to talk to you.
3. He Talks About You To Friends/Family
If your guy is into you, he will talk about you. And I don’t mean the skeezy talk about hooking up and what-not. I mean respectful things about the great girl he met, what she does for work, what she’s like, etc. If he does that, pretty good bet he is into you. Oh, and if he’s too busy doing that OTHER kind of talking, might want to consider cutting him loose!
4. He Talks About The Future
“My buddy is getting married next June, you should come with me”, “Oh man, we should go to Jamaica this winter”. Those are two things that a guy who is only thinking short term won’t say. If he’s envisioning you in his future, there’s a reason for that.
5. He Asks For Your Advice
He may not take the advice you offer (Mike rarely takes mine, haha!) but if he ASKS what you think, he values your opinion, and trusts you enough to open up to you. Always be honest, don’t say what you think he wants to hear. He will value your honesty, and your help, whether he applies your suggestion or not.
6. He Says So
Most guys don’t throw those 3 words around. Some people believe that the more someone tells you they love you, the less special it is. I disagree. When a man tells you he loves you, it means something to him. He feels it. Believe me that the more you hear it, the more he feels it. He may not say it out of nowhere as often as you’d like, but even if he says it on his way out the door for work, or if he says it at the end of every phone call, it doesn’t mean any less to him. Guys are generally pretty straight forward, and they speak their minds.
I don’t want anyone to consider these tips the be all and end all of deciphering their boyfriend. There are always exceptions to every rule! These are just some of the ways I have learned that my boyfriend shows his feelings (besides physical affection and presents).
Does your boyfriend do these things? Or anything different?
Let me know!
For Mike’s mom’s birthday, in addition to her other presents, I decided to give her a wreath I had hand made. Doesn’t it look beautiful on her front door? And it was quite easy to make, so I thought I’d share the steps with you guys!
WHAT YOU NEED
– GRAPEVINE WREATH (I got mine at Michaels for around $3!)
– FAKE FLOWERS (For an Autumn wreath stick to oranges, yellows, browns. I got mine at the dollar store and saved a ton of money that way!)
– HOT GLUE GUN
– GLUE STICKS (you can find these at craft stores and the dollar store!)
– RIBBON (I used two widths, one over top of the other. Stick to Autumn colours again)
Begin by wrapping the ribbon around your wreath as seen in the picture above.
Finish the wrapping with a nice fold to hide frayed edges, and secure with a dab of glue.
Create a bow. I just did a simple bow, but there are so many more beautiful bows that you could make. Here’s a link to some tutorials and videos!!
Secure the bow wherever you’d like (mine is to the side) with, again, a generous dab of glue
Begin adding flowers. Alternate between types and sizes. I find it’s easier to place the flowers in the placements you’d like prior to gluing. Once you’ve found a set up that you are happy with, begin gluing them one by one. You can also add a bird, if you’d like. I tucked one in on mine so it looks like he has made a home in the wreath.
aaaannnndddd, that’s about it! Honestly! You will have a beautiful finished product. be sure to fluff up your bow and flowers, and clear any strings that the glue gun has left behind.
If you use this tutorial, please show me your finished product! I’d love to see!
I don’t know if you guys are like me, but I have the HARDEST time getting rid of my blackheads/clogged pores. It’s the worst on my nose and below my lips/on my chin. I have tried numerous masks, peels, scrubs, and soaps. Nothing seemed to work for me besides using my nails to push the gunk out. Which is a) bad for your skin, and b) time consuming. Even those strips don’t work for me! I was desperate.
A co-worker told me about this awesome way to clear clogs, minimize pores, and banish your blackheads instantly – and it’s craaaazy easy!
NOTE: I found this entry on my old blog, and I really wanted to have it here, so I have backdated it! Enjoy!
Today we found out that we are expecting our first baby! I am almost 5 weeks pregnant. I could not be more excited!
You are the size of a poppyseed this week. That’s incredibly tiny! I’m going to do everything I can to take care of you, I promise. I’m going to eat healthy, and go for walks, and keep my stress low. I love you so much already, more than you’ll ever know. Your dad and I are already so excited to meet you, and you won’t even be here until August! In the meantime, please just focus on growing. That’s all you have to do. I will take care of the rest because I’m your momma
me… your mom!