30 Ways to Show Love and Affection

30 Ways to Show Love and Affection

Love should be at the center of any healthy relationship. However, once that love has been established, you can’t just take it for granted. It’s a bond that needs continual care and attention, and the way this is carried out will depend on each individual relationship. Everyone perceives gestures of love differently. That is why it is important to be perceptive to your significant other’s wants, needs, and desires. Once you have a better understanding of what if means “to show love” from the other person’s point of view, you can begin to plan out the appropriate means to execute it. Below is a list of ideas to help you get started with this process:

1. Make breakfast in bed

2. Bring home his/her favorite candy

3. Leave him/her a voicemail to get at work the next morning

4. Do his/her laundry

5. Take him/her out for a surprise movie date

6. Make dinner

7. Leave a note in his/her car

8. Fill up his/her car with gas

9. Write a message on the bathroom mirror

10. Bake his/her favorite cookies

11. Leave a note in his/her lunch

12. Text him/her in the middle of the day just to say “I love you”

13. Mow the lawn

14. Watch that TV series that he/she is dying to see even if you aren’t sure you’ll really like it

15. Hold his/her hand a little more often

16. Give a compliment

17. Remember to say thank you even for the little things

18. Cuddle

19. Run those errands you know he/she doesn’t have time for

20. Turn off your phone when you’re together in order to give your full attention

21. Kiss often

22. Take out the trash

23. Plan out a date that you know he/she would enjoy

24. Bring him/her coffee for those early mornings

25. Offer words of encouragement during scary or difficult times

26. Send him/her a handwritten letter in the mail

27. Always listen to what he/she has to say

28. Say sorry if it’s your fault

29. Forgive more often

30. Be a little more patient

Showing love to your significant other should be fun! But, this can only work by making the other person a priority in your life. Feel free to use any of these suggestions, and comment back about your success! I’d love to hear about it!

Photo courtesy of Sam Hearn on Flickr. Legal Documentation Provided.

This image has been modified by How to Survive Modern Dating.


6 thoughts on “30 Ways to Show Love and Affection

  1. I think the best thing is to keep the trust and faith. The other party should feel that they can rely on and trust when they are facing difficult problems and feel like your the power who gives strength. But there should understanding and accepting each others flaws.

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