34 Men Share The One Romantic Gesture Women Do That Completely Melt Their Hearts.
There are certain things women can do as a romantic gesture that just melt a man's heart.
Below are 34 people who share what exactly their significant other does that gets them every time. Check them out!
34. A good hug goes a long way.
Close and emotionally charged hugs. When she buries herself in my chest or neck. Makes me feel all strong and protective and absolutely melts me.
33. The best gifts are made with love.
On Valentine's Day or maybe it was our anniversary, she gave me a deck of cards labelled "52 Things I Love About You", and each card had some unique little quirk of mine. Half of them were things I didn't even realize I did. Absolutely melted my heart. We're not dating anymore, but I still hang onto that deck of cards, even though now it just makes me profoundly sad.
32. Sometimes pretending to care is good enough.
Pretend to care about my day. I know it might sound condescending, but I don't mean it that way. After a 12 hour shift and hour commute each way I just need to talk to somebody, for a minute or two about my job that I know you don't care about. Simply the attention and a hug can turn any stress around. That alone can mean so much.
31. Open in case of emergency.
So I'm traveling abroad for work right now, won't get to see my girl for like six months. She sent me a stack of like 20 letters, each in a different colored envelope. Each one is labeled "Open when you're happy" or "Open when you're sad", "Open when you can't sleep", etc. and every one contains like 2-3 pictures of us doing something together, and a letter to suit the situation.
It really brings a smile to my face, and makes the distance easier. I love my chick!
30. Express yourself through lunch.
My wife packs my lunch everyday. When I open it up I get warm and fuzzies because I know she made it for me. I can also tell how she's feeling by what's packed: (Continued)
No yogurt usually means that's she's stressed, so if I don't have yogurt I try to pick up more of the shared tasks like laundry or mowing. It could mean that we're just out of yogurt too, but I try to not go grocery shopping. I'll go in for yogurt and come out with a two pound bag of Skittles instead.
29. Red plum jelly is all that's needed.
One time I told a girl I liked red plum jelly. Next time I stayed over she had red plum jelly in the fridge.
Honestly, guys like anything that shows that you care. We are very emotionally isolated most of the time.
28. Quiet snuggles!
When she quietly sits down next to me and snuggles in.
27. Breakfast gives me the fuzzies!
On days I work before my girlfriend she will get up earlier than usual to make me breakfast and a lunch for the day. It makes a HUGE difference because I am not at all a morning person. I know that may not be "romantic" but it definitely gives me warm fuzzies.
26. Effort is the best sign of love.
Effort. Your significant other may not know exactly what you want or need, but as long as they try, that feels nice.
25. The little things can help the most!
My girlfriend gently wakes me up with a kiss and a huge hug every morning before she heads to the gym or daily errands. It doesn't seem like much but it honestly gives me what I need to drag my anxiety-prone ass out of bed every day. She always says "I love you" before she walks out of the room.
24. You make me feel like a giant!
When, this little woman, a foot less than myself, says: "You make me feel...(Continued)
"You make me feel 10 foot tall" while we stroll down the street. I miss my late wife.
23. A text can do wonders.
Anything to let me know you were thinking about me. The smallest gesture or text or whatever. And touching me affectionately, like my arms or shoulders or my hair. I'll absolutely melt.
22. Just a touch and a smile!
Taking my hand, at an unexpected moment, accompanied by a simple, genuine smile that expresses more than words could possibly say.
21. It doesn't have to be sexual.
I feel warm and loved when my wife comes up behind me and kisses me on the back. I can't explain. It's not sexual. It's just awesome.
20. Any sort of romantic contact will do.
When she initiates any sort of romantic contact. Maybe a kiss or just gripping me tighter when cuddling and letting out a content sigh.
19. It makes me feel strong!
If I'm walking with a girl and she does the wrap her arms around my arm walk thing. It makes me feel so strong and amazing. Like I'm there simply to protect her and she feels completely safe with me. I love it.
18. A simple compliment goes a long way.
Being complimented! Just out of nowhere, hearing something that they appreciate about me lets me know that:
1) They are thinking about me
2) That they are putting value on my actions and felt inclined to let me know about it. It just makes my day to hear.
17. The not-gross PDA.
I used to have a girlfriend who was generally very affectionate. When we were just hanging out (either with friends, in a public place, or just sitting on the couch), she would... (Continued)
She'd rub my back, run her fingers through my hair, lean on me, lean on my back, snuggle me, hold my hand, or rest her hand on me. It was very subtle, and not very PDA to the onlooker, but you bet that I noticed every time.
She was also not clingy, if that makes sense. Near me, she'd be lovey, but never had to be right next to me all the time, and was fine with me going out with my boys or being incredibly social when we would go out. She never would trip on a girl giving me hugs or kisses on the cheek, because everyone knew that we were an item and we were pretty laid back. I miss her and wish she didn't have to go back to Germany all those years ago. I would still be with her and care for her like a treasure.
16. Life is a highway!
If I'm driving and we're just cruising on the highway and I've got my left hand on the wheel I just love it when she holds my right.
15. Keep me warm.
When she buries her face in your chest and asks if you can keep her warm as she kisses your neck.
14. Respect is the biggest thing.
When they looked at me like they are 100% interested in me
Or when they treat me with respect and kindness. Even if you don't like "like" me or see me as a boyfriend, I would really love it if you treat me as a human being and not a eye sore because I am not your type.
13. What are you whispering?
Whisper in my ear. Instant melt.
Bonus melt for the content of said whispers.
12. Toothpaste already on the brush?
My wife will put toothpaste on my toothbrush when we're getting ready for bed. It's the smallest thing but it is super sweet.
11. Hands through the hair.
When she runs her hand through my hair.
10. Classic song.
This isn't a commonly occurring thing but it definitely melted my heart.
She was standing on a broken wall, and she was enjoying the view. She looked absolutely mesmerizing and I wanted to take a picture of her. All of a sudden she started singing: (Continued)
She started singing: "I'm on top of the world hey!"
She did it out of pure joy, and happiness and in that moment, I fell in love with her all over again.
9. Being a mom adds layers.
We recently became parents, and I know it's not really a romantic gesture, but seeing my wife become a mum has made me fall in love with her all over again.
8. Vulnerability can melt anyone's heart.
When I was driving us home late, ex would sleep snuggled up with her head on my shoulder, hand on my bicep, holding my arm to her chest like a little girl with her teddy bear. She had terrible anxiety and trust issues and really put up a tough front, so those moments of trust and vulnerability were like a drug to me.
7. Gotta love cuddling!
When she holds on to my shirt when she snuggles up to me my girlfriend always looks up with the most adorable smile. It's one of my favorite things to see.
Alternatively when she puts her arm around my shoulders and I lay my head on her chest she always plays with my hair. In case you can't tell I'm a guy who loves cuddling.
6. A simple box of chocolates.
She bought me chocolates for Valentine's Day.
Now that might not sound like much, but I was vehement that she really didn't need to get me anything. I've got everything I need. Her, in particular, but I digress.
Anyway, we had made plans for V-day, but I had to work a split shift on short notice. Anyway, I ended up driving 30 mins to meet her for a quick bite at a burrito chain, only to drive 30 minutes back the way I came, and she slides this box of custom chocolates (like really fancy ones) at me, while I'm chit-chatting with her between hurried bites. It was super nice. I was tired, grouchy and dirty and spending 10 minutes with her paired with a thoughtful gift was a really nice thing. at first I thought they were something someone at work gave her (she gets small gifts from the families she works with sometimes) but then I remember thinking 'these are for you, stupid'. It just really showed she cared.
5. She is a powerhouse.
Honestly? Everything. I punched above my weight when I met and married her. The woman is a powerhouse. She takes care of our animals like only a mother could, she works her damn butt off and when I come home from work, she's either cooked dinner ( she's normally the cleaner upper after I cook, but as of lately she's discovered cooking and gets so excited trying new things)
I've been working 12 hour days, then hitting the gym for hours afterwards, she's super supportive of my goals in the gym, and is researching meal plans and usually has my protein ready right when I walk in the door.
She's my best friend first and foremost and just the way she looks at me so damn lovingly with the twinkle in her eye when I'm telling her about something I'm passionate about gives me butterflies. We've been together for 6 years, married for 1.5 and I can't wait to... (Continued)
I can't wait to scoop her into my arms and hold her and hear about her day and tell her about mine. Nothing I can do or say can ever really make her understand how much she saved my life and made me the better man I am today.
I'm going to go wake her up now and tell her for the 100th time today how much I appreciate and respect and love her.
4. The classic 'decorate the locker'.
I'm in high school, so this may not be much, but it meant a lot to me. For Valentine's Day, my girlfriend decorated my locker with these chains of hearts hanging down from the top, and placed sticky notes around my locker with pick-up lines and personal notes. She even put a decent amount of candy in there, too. I felt very outclassed, since I only got her a card and some candy.
3. Going the extra mile for that one.
I'm legally blind in my right eye and one girl I was dating always made a point to get seats on the right side of theatres so that I'd be able to see everything without turning my head. Really simple but it blew me away when I caught on to her.
2. Any physical affection, please!
Physical affection. Please some physical affection. I don't mean sex or foreplay or anything. just like, hugs and kisses and cuddles.
My last three girlfriends were nice enough but dear god they acted like I was poisonous. Just give the man a hug dammit.
1. DO NOT EAT THE DOVE!
Notes. One time I came home to a note on the microwave saying "DEAD DOVE DO NOT EAT. Just kidding it's pizza". I'm like, this girl GETS me.
We are told that, if you're not confident, you should just "fake it til you make it."
This is great--in theory. In practice, sometimes "faking it" can have extremely real and terrible consequences, which these people found out the hardest of hard ways.