Dating 101: How to Make a Woman Happy
By Elizabeth Barrera
With love in the air for many and not so much for others, it’s intriguing to hear the reasons why many of us are single. I hear some saying “all men/women are the same,” while others claim that there’s nobody out there for them. Now, men, keeping a woman reassured and happy isn’t such a hard task to complete. It’s definitely nothing nearly related to rocket science or Instagram algorithms. If you’re in dire need of a cheat sheet, then I’ve got you covered! Don’t know how to keep a woman happy, but are interested in doing so? Check out the list below:
Text her a few times per day. This let’s her know that you care for her and she’s on your mind. Who cares if people call you corny. Catering to your woman will eventually come back to you and you’ll be more than happy that you did that for her.
Surprise her. Women [usually] love surprises. Why? Because they show that you took time out of your busy life to either do something for her or get something for her. Knowing that we’ve been on your mind is reassuring and makes us feel appreciated.
Cook for her. There’s nothing quite as sexy as a man that can cook for a woman. Toss machismo and traditional gender roles out the window. Bring her breakfast to bed or even plan a romantic candlelit dinner for her. You’ll thank me later.
Introduce her to your friends and family. This is a big one, for various reasons. One, it puts your plans for her in clear prospective. Second, it makes her feel reassured that will even strengthen your relationship with her.
Listen to her. Yeah, I get it. We talk a lot sometimes. However, we share with you what we think or feel because we care about the relationship with you (whatever that may be). So listen to her, and maybe you’ll have a better understanding of why she does or says things that confuse you.
Show her you appreciate her. Showing appreciation for a woman isn’t difficult at all. You see a rose in the garden? Pick it and give it to her. Send her a loving text to show her you’re thinking of her. Take care of something she’s been stressing about. Tell her you appreciate her. Actions and words that align will do nothing else than keep your woman happy.
Tell her how she makes you feel. Every single woman wants to hear that she’s loved, appreciated, valued, and thought of. Aside from being shown that we’re loved, I can’t think of any other thing that’s more reassuring. Tell her that you love her and how she brings peace to your life. Again, BE CORNY, we love it (for the most part).
Forgive her. We’re human, you’re human, which means both of us are imperfect people. Don’t make her feel like crap when she makes a mistake, and don’t hold resentment for her. Embrace her flaws, talk about your issues with the mistake, and forgive her. Being empathetic will strengthen your relationship and make her feel understood. Empathy is a huge asset to have, so don’t be afraid to show it or practice it more often. We need more empathetic people in this world anyway.
Be patient with her. You can probably already think of a million things about her that frustrate the sh*t out of you. You’re also probably recalling all the times she made you mad because of her insecurities and trust issues. Instead of lashing out on her, take a deep breath and ask her what’s wrong. Listen to her until you can fully understand her and make an effort to not lose control of your emotions.
Love her unconditionally. I can’t stress this enough. Loving her unconditionally will make you both, and your relationship unbreakable. Confide in her, let her confide in you, trust her, hold her, and love her unconditionally. I can guarantee that the minute you love a woman wholeheartedly and unconditionally, she’ll return just the same amount of love to you, if not more.