1. Make decisions for him.
“Her planning an entire day with me knowing nothing about it. As someone who makes majority of the decisions this would be nice.”
2. Give him compliments.
“i think you look sexy when you clean the gutters….”
“Have you seen your butt when you take out the trash?”
“I love it when you can open jars.”
“my girlfriend called me handsome 3 months ago and it still makes me feel like a stud.”
3. Wash him.
“Trust me, it will wash the stress away, relax his mind, fill him with amazing thoughts, and fill him with deep appreciation.”
4. Provide him with sustenance.
“A DVD of Blazing Saddles and a BBQ chicken pizza.”
“I once said I want a caprisun when my girlfriend came home from a girls night. Now she brings one everytime. I guess remembering little things is what makes me feel great about her.”
“random Nestle Crunch”
“case of beer and a bag of potato chips.”
“Tacos. Like, I want to have a Saturday where we’re driving to the mall or something, and suddenly she pulls out a whole tray of tacos from under the seat and is all like ‘SUPRISE! TACOS’ and then we would eat tacos.”
“Muffins. Delicious home made muffins.”
“Chocolate cake and a bottle of whiskey.”
These quotes are from Jezebel’s The Foolproof Reddit Guide to Pleasing Your Man—a collection of responses to a woman who wanted to do something nice for her boyfriend, and turned to AskReddit for men’s advice. As you can see, the quotes ran from the surprisingly mundane to the hilariously specific. (I’m not even a huge fan of tacos, but a taco surprise date would be one of the three best things that ever happened to me.)
Yet, they each had a common theme: Simple
I know it’s a stereotype that men are these walking, talking, and bleching tunnel-visioned nincompoops who don’t need more than pancakes and random dusk fellatio to keep us happy, but this is generally true. Somewhat misleading—these simple ways to make men happy only work if he’s already generally happy with the woman he’s with—but still true.
You know what else is true? Women are simple too. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Women are complex and difficult and bipolar and unique and moody and volatile and nuanced and special and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But, when it comes to putting a smile on a woman’s face, I think we (men) have a tendency to forget that they love the same things we do (sex, occasional silence, surprise tacos, etc), but the path to mutual happiness could be as simple as “You hit the snooze button on her alarm this morning so she wouldn’t have to reach over you and do it. She’ll now be able to sleep 14 minutes longer than she usually does. This made her happy, morning happiness makes her horny, and now she’ll want to f*ck you.”
Anyway people of VSB, I’m curious. What little and “simple” things can your significant other do (or not do) to put a smile on your face?