When it comes to romance and relationships that last a long time, people will always give the same advice: at the end of it all, it’s the little things that matter.
On Reddit, these men came together and shared the best little considerate things their girlfriends and wives have done for them over the years.
Write Me Love Letters Like The Olden Days!
“She writes me little love notes and leaves them on the kitchen counter for me to find later. She still does this even though we’ve been married for many years.”
Only A Few Months In, She Was There For Him
“She took care of me after knee surgery. We were only dating for a couple of months but she did everything for me. Thirteen years later, we’re married and have two kids.”
Nothing Dumb About A Manicure
“This is dumb, but my girlfriend likes doing my nails once a week for me and, honestly, I like it. She pushed back the skin on the nail or whatever and files the corners and is super gentle the whole time.”
Remembering The Little Details Of Your Stories
“Over the course of the relationship, I had casually mentioned a lot of things, like how my favorite candy bar was Coffee Crisp or how when I was a kid my first soda was one I got trick-or-treating: an orange Crush.
“When Halloween arrived I woke up to find a Coffee Crisp and an orange Crush with a note that said: Happy Halloween! I was surprised she remembered and I’ll never forget that little gesture.”
“Have A Good Time Tonight!”
“Every once in a while, if I’m out with my friends at a bar, my girlfriend will Venmo a few bucks with the caption: ‘the next drink’s on me.’
“It’s not really about the money, it’s just such a cute thoughtful gesture and I love knowing that she wants me to go out there and have a great time even if she’s not around.”
What’s Cooking, Good Looking?
“She calls me handsome like it’s my name. Never really thought about how much I love it until now.”
Men love to receive compliments about their looks and feel pretty too!
Everyone Loves A Good Cuddle
“When she snuggles up to me. She is very comfortable to hold.”
Is there any better feeling in the world than having someone snuggle up against you on a cold evening?
She’s Just Happy To See Him!
“Whenever I get home, her eyes and smile light up. She will say, ‘My darling!’ and stop whatever she is doing to come kiss and embrace me. She will then just resume whatever she was doing before.”
Would She Sing Me To Sleep Too? Please?
“She is a singer and has a great voice, so sometimes she used to ‘sing me into sleep’ or just read some tales until I passed out. I don’t know why, but that relaxed me a lot.”
Listening Really Matters
“She truly pays attention to our conversations—more than anyone else ever has. It’s amazing how much of an impact it has on understanding each other. She remembers everything to such a degree that she can almost read my mind.”
It Sounds Like Her Pitch Worked
“Before we started dating, we got drunk one night and she made a presentation saying ‘Five reasons you should date me!’ I eventually found myself falling in love with her.”
The Way To A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach
“My girlfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship. Money is very tight for me, so I can’t go buy the food I want. I have to buy the cheapest stuff—rarely any snacks. Last semester, she sent me a care package full of my favorite snacks and food. It’s something small that meant a lot to me.”
Dangerous, But Adorable
“She used to run towards me whenever we met up and jump on me.”
I am personally picturing this happenning in a field full of wildflowers on a sunny summer day.
Takeout Can Heal All Emotional Wounds
“Once, when I said I was having an icky day, she immediately drove over and brought me some Chinese food with my exact order. It was snowing outside, but she stood there waiting for me to open the door while I got dressed.”
Cute Of Her To Write Them, Cute Of Him To Keep Them
“I have a memory box of all these super cute love letters and notes that my partner used to write to me before work. She’d slip them into my laptop or whatever so I’d find them. She’d draw pictures of us or of animals doing silly things.”
She Gave Up Drinking For Him
“Upon learning I was a dry alcoholic, she stopped drinking as well out of solidarity. Not only when I was around, but also when she was out with friends.
“I didn’t ask for it and I felt kinda guilty for a while, but that little gesture gave me so much confidence! I have a ‘partner-in-crime’ who also never drinks and I think we’re more fun at parties that way.”
It Feels Nice To Know They Feel Comforted By You
“I woke up one morning with her hand on my chest and head on my shoulder. She said she was having a hard time mentally and that I was her comfort.
“Honestly, I just felt warm waking up that way. I don’t think she really thought much about it, but it made my whole month, and still makes me happy to think about it.”
Why A Llama, Specifically?
“She bought me a stuffed llama for Valentine’s Day. She was and still is the only girl to ever really get me a present for the holiday. For her it was nothing, but for me, it meant so much.”
Can You Teach Me Your Tricks?
“I’m a technical researcher and just know how to move around the internet. I’m very good at tracking down deals and discounts in convoluted ways.
“I’d casually explain little techniques not expecting anyone to listen—because no one does. But she did. Once booked a holiday for my birthday, everything First Class. I thought she’d spent a fortune, but told me she did what I do and saved loads, and actually felt guilty for not spending enough.”
It’s A Little Bit Of Everything
“She talks to me, is interested in what I have to say, makes me a cup of tea, is affectionate and complimentary, seems happy to see me, and accepts me for who I am.
“She just values me and makes me feel wanted. I’ve never had that before and it’s just incredible.”