50 Secrets How to Be a Better Boyfriend

50 Secrets How to Be a Better Boyfriend

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How To Be A Better Boyfriend

What is a Good Boyfriend?

If you’re a guy who wants to be a better boyfriend, or a girl wanting to know if your guy stacks up, keep reading.

It’s unrealistic to expect any boyfriend (or girlfriend) to be perfect.

But you need standards and boundaries for what you expect from yourself and your partner.

Choose to be with someone who aligns with your values and personal standards.

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5 Ways to Know He’s a Keeper

1. He’s Genuinely Interested in You

A good ​guy likes you for you.

He’s not using you for your body or to keep him entertained when he’s bored.

And you don’t have to pretend to be anyone but yourself when you’re with him.

He likes you for who you are.

2. He Gives You the Time You Deserve

He spends quality time with you, and when you’re together he’s fully present. 

He’s not on his phone or getting distracted by other things.

When he’s with you, he’s with you. 

Even if it’s only a few hours, he’s right there with you the whole time.

3. He’s There for You in Bad Times

A good boyfriend is there for you through thick and thin.

When times are good he’s there to celebrate with you and make your day even better.

And when you’re going through hard times he’s right by your side, listening and holding you, telling you it’s going to be ok.

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4. He Makes You Feel Special

He treats you differently than anyone else because you are.

You’re his girlfriend.

He appreciates you and he’s grateful to have you in his life.

The way he looks at you, talks to you, and touches you, makes you feel special.

5. He’s a Positive Influence on You

A good boyfriend will be a source of light in your life with no unnecessary dramas or negativity.

When you’re together you feel his energy and it lifts you up. 

You learn and grow by being with him, becoming more self-aware and knowledgeable about yourself and the world around you.

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5 Signs of a Quality Man

1. Integrity

When he says something you know he means it. 

There’s no B.S or secrets between you.

He speaks truthfully and sticks to his principles, even when it’s not convenient.

He’s not afraid to speak up for himself if he sees or hears something that doesn’t feel right.

2. Confidence

A good man knows himself, his strengths, and his weaknesses.

He shares his strengths with the world and he’s committed to working on his weaknesses to become a better man.

He has a definite purpose and clear goals related to that purpose, and he takes action towards them daily.

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3. He Has Clear Goals

A good man knows the type of life he wants to live.

Even if he’s not there yet, he’s working proactively to get where he wants to be.

Because he’s very clear about what he wants, he doesn’t waste time on trivial or superficial activities.

He values his time and he’s not going to waste it.

4. Self-Respect

Self-respect is the hallmark of a good man. He holds his head high and he’s confident being himself. 

A good man with self-respect has boundaries and standards, and he won’t let them fall for anyone, most of all himself.

5. Ambition and Humility

A good man has goals and ambitions. 

He wants to be further along than he is and he accepts the responsibility to get himself there.

He never brags or boasts about what he has, what he did, or what he’s going to do.

Good men focus on results.

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50 Ways to Be a Better Boyfriend

1. Respect Her

Show respect to your woman.

That means appreciating her and treating her like she’s someone special.

It doesn’t mean showering her with gifts and putting her on a pedestal.

That might be fun for a while, but no woman will respect you long term if have to buy her attention.

Treat her like you’d expect a guy to treat your sister if they were dating.

2. Show Interest

Acknowledge your girlfriend.

Show interest in what she’s interested in.

Don’t become one of those boring boyfriends you see out with their women looking totally uninterested.

Ask her about her day, her opinions, and value what she has to say even if you don’t always agree with it.

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3. Be Your Self

Don’t pretend to be anything other than yourself.

Women are quite intuitive and can sniff out when you’re being fake pretty easily.

Be yourself around your woman.

Be your best self, and if you feel that in some way you’re not good enough, set yourself on a mission to be a better man. 

Finally, any woman that doesn’t like you for who you are isn’t the right woman for you.

4. Contribute

Contributing to your relationship means taking an active role in making it work.

Success with your woman takes a contribution from both of you.

Do your part.

Give more value to your lady than you expect to receive, forget about words, show it through your consistent action.

5. Show Your Romantic Side

Women like to be romanticized by their men.

It makes them feel special and it lets them know you care.

Let’s be honest, most guys couldn’t care less about a romantic night out.

Do it for your woman because you appreciate her and she deserves something special.

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6. Be Affectionate

Women think more emotionally than men.

Most guys’ idea of intimacy is 20 minutes of sex followed by a nap.

Affection and intimacy are so much more than that, especially for your beautiful girlfriend.

The smallest of things can have the biggest effect on her.

Holding her hand, putting your arms around her or giving her soft kisses on her neck can make her feel special and desired.

7. Show Your Masculinity

Women want a man.

Not a little boy or an immature kid. Show your masculinity to your woman.

Let her know you’re a confident man with a purpose and a mission.

A man with positive masculinity values the woman they’re with and isn’t afraid to show it.

8. Listen to Her

Sometimes women just want you to listen to them.

They don’t want solutions, they want to speak and be heard.

Men are biologically programmed to solve problems.

They think that’s what their woman wants when she’s talking about her issues.

Next time she starts, don’t speak. Sit and listen. Let her talk.

9. Let Her Share Her Interests With You

Your girlfriend could be interested in makeup, the game of thrones, or quantum physics.

You might have zero interest in any of these things.

But your relationship isn’t all about you, it’s about both of you.

Show interest in what she’s interested in.

You don’t have to become as obsessed about it as she is, but don’t mock her or laugh it off.

Let her share her interests with you.

10. Compliment Her Body

Women are self-conscious about their bodies.

Even the most beautiful women who you’d assume would be confident in their skin, get self-conscious about their looks.

Let your girlfriend know you desire her.

Don’t use the same generic “you’re so beautiful” line, let her know specifically why she’s beautiful.

“Your eyes are mesmerizing”, “You have great legs”, “I love the smell of your hair after a shower”.

You get the idea.

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11. Don’t Show Jealousy

It’s a turnoff for girls if their boyfriend is overly jealous.

It shows insecurity on your part.

Obviously, as a man, you don’t want other guys drooling on your woman and trying to pick her up.

Make it clear from the start what’s acceptable and what isn’t in terms of her communicating with the opposite sex, then trust she’ll handle it.

If you can’t trust her she’s not your girl.

Most women are a lot more loyal than men when it comes to cheating.

Beautiful women get hit on every day.

It’s nothing personal to you unless it’s done right in front of you.

Be cool.

If you can’t trust her to ignore or deflect the wrong type of attention from other men, you shouldn’t be with her.

12. Communicate Your Feelings

Guys tend to keep their emotions inside and don’t speak about them.

A good boyfriend doesn’t hide his feelings from his girlfriend.

It’s about a mutual respect.

The success of your relationship depends on the level of communication between you.

If something’s on your mind, say it.

Be truthful when you communicate with your girlfriend.

13. Don’t Try to Control Her

You don’t own your girl.

The more obsessive and needy you are, the more you’ll turn her off.

You don’t want to be stuck together like glue 24 hours a day.

Give her some space to do her thing, and yourself space to do yours.

Then when you’re together it’s so much more special.

14. Don’t Be Dramatic

Women are emotional.

You don’t need me to tell you that.

When your woman’s having an emotional meltdown, or you feel a drama’s brewing stay cool and don’t buy into it.

On the surface, it might seem like she’s trying to pull you into the drama.

But what she really wants to see is that you have enough internal fortitude as a man to stand strong.

She doesn’t want you to jump in the quicksand with her.

She needs a pillar of strength in her time of weakness.

15. Be Cool With Her Family and Friends

A woman’s friends and family are important to her.

Do you know how happy you make your girlfriend when she sees you getting along with her family and friends?

In a woman’s mind if her family and friends approve of you then your status in her mind goes through the roof.

It’s called social proof, and you can use it to your advantage.

Make your girl happy and create a good connection with the important people in her life.

Even if you don’t like them, make an effort, be civil, and show her you can rise above petty grievances.

Show her you care enough about her to do that.

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16. Have Your Own Goals

Have your own goals and interests in life.

How does this make you a better boyfriend? Because it makes you a better man.

Women are attracted to men with a purpose.

As much as you like being with your lady, don’t neglect your own goals and ambitions.

You need a primary aim in your life, everything else is secondary to that.

Your woman will appreciate you and love you for it.

17. Show You Appreciate Her

Talk is cheap.

Anyone can say sweet words.

Show your woman how much you appreciate her through your actions.

You don’t have to be a hopeless romantic lavishing her with roses and gifts.

That gets tired after a while.

Be a man of action.

Ever heard the saying “action speaks louder than words?”.

A few small gestures can tell your girlfriend you appreciate and value her more than a million cheesy words ever could.

18. Give Her Great Sex

You can’t talk about relationship dynamics without talking about sex.

When it comes to sex, don’t be a “wham, bam thank you mam” guy.

Take time to please your woman.

Warm her up, make her hot, and give her an experience that will keep her smiling for days to come.

When you give your girlfriend mind-blowing sexual pleasure, what do you think she’ll give you in return?

19. Be a Positive Influence on Her

Be a source of positive energy for the people around you.

Not fake manufactured positivity, but an attitude towards life that reflects a growth mindset.

People will be drawn to you, your woman will feel more attraction for you, and you’ll respect yourself more.

20. Be a Man Woman Want to Be With

The best way to be a good boyfriend is to be a good man.

Rational and guided by reason, with high self-esteem.

An independent thinker living forthrightly in the world.

Sounds noble right? It is.

Be the best man you can be and project your positive masculinity to everyone you come into contact with.

A man who is committed to being his best, ​and is actively pursuing his ambitions, is a great catch for any woman.

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21. Introduce Her to Your Friends

Introducing your girlfriend to your friends can be a nerve-wracking experience.

You want them to like her, but you also don’t want her to embarrass you.

Keep it casual. Go out for dinner or drinks with a group of friends and take her with you.

Steer the conversation away from embarrassing topics, like her exes or awkward moments, and put her in the best possible light.

22. Cook Delicious Food for Her

Cooking for the woman you love is a fun and rewarding experience for both of you.

It shows you care about what she likes, and you’re making an effort to make her happy.

Surprise her by cooking an amazing meal for her, how she likes it.

If you’re unsure what she likes or how she would like food prepared, ask her about it. She’ll be only too happy to tell you.

23. Develop Your Body and Mind

How much time do you spend bettering yourself?

What are you doing to develop your mental health?

How about your physical health?

Women are very attracted to men who want to better themselves.

You can’t give what you don’t have.

If she feels like you don’t have any desire to improve yourself, she’ll start feeling resentful towards you over time.

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24. Show Self-Control and Confidence

Show your girlfriend who you are by being confident and calm, not easily upset or angry.

Be especially patient with her moods, and don’t let them rattle you. Make an effort to understand her perspective before you respond.

You don’t need to be bossy with your opinions; let her have a say in what she wants.

If she’s unsure of what to do about something, offer constructive solutions instead of just giving orders.

25. Make Future Plans for Both of You

Your girlfriend is your partner in crime. She’s the one who helps you get through tough times, and she always has your back.

So, it would help if you did everything you could to be a better boyfriend.

One way is making plans with her, so she feels like you take her seriously and you’re looking forward to something together.

Make your relationship unique and memorable.

You can’t always plan and predict what will happen.

At those times, go with the flow and do your best to turn an unexpected event into a positive experience.

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26. Show Patience When She’s Indecisive

Relationships aren’t always easy. It takes hard work and patience to make them work.

When your girlfriend is stressing you out or you’re in a negative state of mind is the very time you have to exercise your patience.

When she gets frustrated or angry about something small, respond with love and patience.

She’ll appreciate and respect you a lot more if you can keep a cool head and not be impulsive.

27. Notice Little Things About Her

Noticing little things about your girlfriend makes her happy.

Ever notice how her mood changes when she’s in a new outfit and feels confident about herself?

Well, there are little things you can do to make her feel even better about herself and her boyfriend (you).

It doesn’t take much effort on your part, but it pays dividends when you do it.

Every woman wants to be noticed for who they are and what they bring into the world.

So make an effort to acknowledge small details about her.

In her mind, that means so much more than empty compliments and makes you the most incredible boyfriend she could have.

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28. Have Impeccable Hygiene and Grooming

There’s nothing sexier than a man who takes care of himself.

If you want to ensure that your girlfriend stays attracted to you, it’s essential to have impeccable hygiene and grooming habits.

This means showering and shaving regularly and using cologne (sparingly) to smell nice when you’re with her.

It also means taking care of your teeth and hair. Women notice these things.

Try it, and you’ll find your girlfriend will find you irresistible!

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29. Don’t Be a Douche

One of the most common mistakes men make is being rude or inconsiderate to their girlfriend.

Don’t be a douche. Treat her well, not only for her but for yourself.

Don’t come off as clingy and needy by saying things like: “I miss you,” “Where are you?”

Don’t call excessively (a big no-no); it makes her feel like she can’t have time to herself, which becomes super annoying.

And importantly, don’t ever make negative or rude comments about her appearance or her friends or family.

If something’s not right and you need to mention something, there are polite ways to do it.

30. Show Your Emotional Side

It can be daunting opening up to someone about what makes you happy, sad, or frustrated.

Doing that requires taking off your social mask and showing your true self to the woman you love.

Maybe that’s why so many guys keep their emotions hidden. But there are positive benefits to showing your emotional side.

She’ll appreciate your honesty, and you’ll be a better boyfriend for it because openness in relationships is highly valued.

31. Don’t Put Her on a Pedestal

Are you constantly praising your girlfriend for minor things, even when she doesn’t deserve it?

If you are, then you’re putting her on a pedestal.

Everyone likes to hear compliments, but only if they’re genuine. But if they’re not, it becomes annoying, and the compliments lose their meaning.

When you use compliments sparingly, they become a lot more significant, and she’s likely to trust you more and believe what you say.

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32. Be a Man, Not a Boy

Most girls prefer a confident, strong guy who acts like an adult – not a little boy.

If you want to be a better boyfriend, start behaving like the type of man she deserves.

This means being assertive and taking control of a situation when you need to.

Be your authentic self, not a fake version of a man trying to impress a woman, because most women will see straight through it.

33. Don’t B.S Your Woman

One thing a man should never do is to b.s his woman.

Men need to be honest and forthright with their girlfriends if they want to be taken seriously.

Lying will seriously harm and even destroy them, so don’t go there.

If you’re lying to your woman, stop doing it. Being honest and straight-up with her builds a foundation of trust between you two.

And if you don’t have confidence in your relationship, you have nothing.

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34. Don’t Flirt With Other Women

Flirting with other women when you already have a girlfriend is never a good idea.

Sooner or later, she’s going to find out what’s going on, feel hurt and betrayed, and probably leave you.

She’ll start questioning your loyalty and wondering if you’ve got eyes for anyone else, or whether you’re even interested in her anymore.

She might even start flirting with other guys to get attention and validation as a woman.

By that point, your relationship is in trouble. Be smart, don’t flirt.

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35. Remember Dates and Milestones

What’s the best way to show your girlfriend you love her? How about remembering the special dates in her life?

Taking the time to appreciate and celebrate what makes your relationship unique will make her happy and you an awesome boyfriend.

Remembering and celebrating important dates strengthens the bond you share and why you fell in love in the first place.

36. Let Her Teach You

If you’re open to learning, your woman can teach you a lot about relationships: what women like, what they don’t like, and how best a man should behave around them.

As a man, understanding and an appreciation of female psychology are invaluable.

Sometimes we need to hear someone else’s perspective before finding the best within ourselves.

A good woman can teach you so much if you’re willing to listen and learn.

37. Never Allow Her to Disrespect You

If your girlfriend disrespects you, it’s time to let her go.

It might be challenging, but why would you want to be with a woman who disrespects you?

It’s happened to most guys at some point.

You’re with your girlfriend, and something she says or does is disrespectful by nature and cuts to your core.

Maybe you feel disrespected, belittled, or humiliated.

But that’s the wrong way to think about it.

Never let anyone disrespect you, especially your girlfriend.

She doesn’t want a man who she can walk all over. She wants one who can stand his ground and hold up under pressure.

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38. Influence, but Never Control Her

Control in a relationship can become intense.

Whether it’s the need to control your girlfriend or something else in your life, control leads to negative thoughts and feelings.

When you try to control people, they’re less likely to do what you want them to because they feel like their sense of autonomy has been compromised.

The best thing you can do is love her for who she is and accept any quirks or differences without judgment.

Your girlfriend isn’t just some girl. She’s an individual with her own personality, thoughts, feelings, and dreams.

As her boyfriend, you should honor that.

39. Help Her Achieve Her Goals

If your girlfriend is like most people, she probably has a lot of goals that she wants to achieve.

But accomplishing goals can be challenging, especially if you don’t have the right tools and resources. That’s where you come in.

If your girlfriend is ambitious and wants to achieve her goals, be supportive and encouraging.

Help her out as best you can, without doing it all for her. It’s her goal so let her achieve it.

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40. Be Honest About How You Feel

When you’re in a relationship, you might not express your feelings, but it’s vital that if something bothers you, you talk about it.

That way, she knows what’s going on in your head, and you can work through the problem together.

Not being truthful leads to miscommunication and never-ending arguments.

Communicate your feelings without resentment or anger, then get on with enjoying your lives together.

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41. Don’t Speak About Your Ex

Your girlfriend probably doesn’t care about your past as much as they care about your present and future.

Many guys think it’s ok to speak to your girlfriend about your ex, but this is a misconception.

Please don’t talk about it with her unless she brings it up first.

The reason for this is that girls can get jealous (so can guys) and resentful when their boyfriends speak about past girlfriends in any capacity, particularly positive.

Do yourself a favor; Avoid discussing anything related to your exes with her.

42. Be More Spontaneous

Everyone needs a structure and routine.

It’s good to have some certainty about what to expect, but it also gets boring. Relationships need spontaneity.

Send her flowers randomly, write her a letter telling her why she makes your world beautiful, or pack her a delicious lunch for work.

Just be more spontaneous with your girlfriend. Try new things and take risks together. Make it a general rule to have fun.

Spontaneity keeps both of your lives exciting and makes for some great memories down the road.

43. Make Yourself Scarce

It’s crucial to maintain a balance between giving and taking. If you’re always putting your needs first, you will wear your partner thin.

And if you’re always waiting on your partner to decide, you may never get what you want.

You have to find a balance that works for both of you.

One way to help create that balance and increase attraction is by making yourself scarce.

When you’re not always available and on-call, your girlfriend appreciates you more when you do finally show up.

The same goes for you; you’ll appreciate your girlfriend a lot more too.

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44. Live Your Best Life

What if the best way to make your girlfriend happy was to focus on making yourself happy first, to become the best man you can be?

She will be happy because bettering yourself and your life shows a solid and capable character, and women love that in men.

Being your best self means keeping your body fit and your mind sharp while you work on improving the parts of yourself you don’t like.

Bettering yourself makes you a better boyfriend and a better human being.

45. Avoid Oneitis

Oneitis is what happens when a man becomes so fixated on a woman that he forgets there are a million other women out there and that if things don’t work out, he has other options.

When guys forget this, they become obsessed and possessive with their girlfriends, which unfortunately turns most girls off.

Guys with Oneitis also stick around too long in toxic relationships with toxic women because “she’s the only one for me.”

Avoiding Oneitis means that if you’re unhappy with your current relationship, you have the confidence and self-respect to leave and find someone more suitable.

Women are incredibly attracted to men with an abundance mindset who knows what they want.

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46. Behaviour First-Words Second

Actions always speak louder than words.

When you sense something wrong with your girlfriend, and her behavior has changed, of course, you’ll ask her if she’s ok.

If she responds, “I’m fine,” but looks miserable, most guys would say “ok” and be done with it.

But that’s the wrong approach.

The actual language of women isn’t their spoken words but their behavior and actions.

When her words and behavior don’t match, always go with the behavior first when she’s saying one thing but doing another.

That’s what being a better boyfriend means; knowing your woman so well, you don’t have to ask, “are you ok” when her body language says the opposite.

In all relationships, behavior ranks higher than words. 

47. Watch Chick Flicks Together

Watching chick flicks with your girlfriend can make her a delighted woman.

Chick flicks have a lot of psychological benefits for women, and watching them together lets you feel more connected with each other.

It’s just nice to have some downtime together where you can relax and enjoy a good movie.

Watching chick flicks together is a great way to make your girlfriend happy – and who knows, you might even enjoy them too.

48. Don’t Think You Have to Be Perfect

You don’t have to have all the answers or succeed in everything you do.

Just be a source of positive energy, and make her laugh, smile, feel loved, appreciated, and respected.

Guys want their girlfriends to be happy, but sometimes they feel like they don’t measure up.

Of course, she has expectations for what she wants from her man.

She doesn’t want a perfect man  (they don’t exist); she wants a boyfriend with purpose and mission who treats her with respect, love, and dignity.

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49. Think Long-Term

When it comes to relationships, people think too short-term. We want the pleasure of being with someone now, without thinking about the consequences down the road.

But if you want a healthy and lasting relationship, you need to think long-term by considering your future and including her in your plans.

50. Raise Your Standards

Raising your standards is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

It helps you stay focused on what’s important and keeps you from compromising your values.

But how does that make you a better boyfriend?

You’ll have more self-respect, less interest in drama, and be a more lovable person.

Most women would rather be with a guy with high standards who lives by them than with a guy who doesn’t care.

So if you want to be a better boyfriend, raise your standards and make sure you always treat your girlfriend (and yourself) with kindness and respect.

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Quotes About How to Be a Better Boyfriend

“Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That’s what makes a relationship work.” – Dr. Dre

“If I were straight and I was trying to seduce a woman, I could do it just by standing up at the table when she came back from the bathroom. It works. Every time I do that, all the straight men are sitting at the table and their wives are kicking them. “Look at that!” “You never do that for me!”” – Tom Ford

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Ernest Hemingway

“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” – Oscar Wilde