July 29, 2013

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14 Romantic Ways to Make Your Man Feel Really 'Loved'

It is now common knowledge that women are verbal and analytical, while men are visual and impulsive. When a woman enjoys hearing 'I love you', she might wrongly assume that the same three words will do the same magic on her man. False. Here are 14 romantic gestures you can do to give your man the feeling of hearing 'I love you'.

1. Give Him Your Full Attention
Make eye contact and don't multi-task while he wants your attention; your man will appreciate you focusing solely on him. "It says, 'You are my priority, and I love you,'" says Dr. Dow.

2. Touch Him All over, All the Time
It's neither sex nor massage; it's just plain touching. Whether playing footsie under the table or placing a hand on the shoulders, men find it unbelievably reassuring and it translates as: "I accept you...I love you...We're a team." "Learn to love and appreciate all of your man's body," says De Angelis. Let your fingers do the talking.

3. Make His Favourite Meal
Yes, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. What else to say? And, men mostly prefer sweet taste.

4. Dress up for Him
No matter how long you've been together, he wants you to look good. Hey, men are visual, right? Don't forget red, ladies in red will do magic to men.

5. Take Care of Yourself
Eating right, exercising, quitting smoking and even pampering yourself  translates as 'I want to have a long, wonderful life with you, and I'll do whatever it takes to prevent you from experiencing the grief of losing someone,'" says Dr. Dow.

6. Compliment Him
Let your man know you think of him the way he'd love to be seen: as a provider, problem-solver, handyman,  and sexy. He needs to know that you admire him.

7. Encourage Him to Take Time for Himself
Occasionally, suggest he take a day to relax with friends, play video games, work on the car or just sleep in. Your man will see this freedom as a loving reward.

8. Ask His Advice
Your man wants to feel like an important part of your world. "When a man can fix something, he feels competent and useful," says Dr. Brosh. "Asking for advice shows that you rely on him and that there's a place for him in your life. Need, dependency and love go hand in hand."

9. Thank Him for the Little Things
Men have feelings, too. Giving thanks will improve his attitude and infuse your relationship with a feel-good energy.

10. A Lengthy Hug
"While women connect verbally, men connect more through touch," says Goldstein. "Hug for at least seven seconds." And no doubt you'll like it, too.

11. A Quickie
Making love for an hour is nice, but once in a while, have sex for just a few minutes, suggests Dr. Dow.
Related: Check out these 8 surprising health benefits of sex.

12. Let him vent
Create a safe space for your guy to let his walls down. "Listen to his worries or problems without trying to fix them," advises Dr. Brosh. "It shows him you don't deem him weak or inadequate and affords him a place in the relationship to share that part of his life. Moreover, it shows you care."

13. Tell Him a Secret
Men want to be soul mates, too. Telling him a secret -- symbolically letting him deeper inside you -- demonstrates total trust in him and faith in your relationship. Because you're making yourself vulnerable, it's an incredible bonding experience. What works just as well: Encourage him to tell you a secret or two. And don't laugh.

14. Show Interest in His Outside Life
Let your man know you care about all aspects of his life, not just the parts he shares with you. Shoot him a few well-directed questions about work to help him unwind, surprise him with a book relating to a hobby, track down a Website that deals with some problem he's having -- all touching gestures that will be well-received.

via redbook and Woman's Day