18 Ways to Show Love to Your Significant Other
People show love in many different ways. Some people say it by bringing their partner a cup of coffee in the morning, while others show it by switching on the heating half an hour before their significant other arrives home. At times, though, it can feel like you’ve run out of ideas. As much as you might love your partner, you might find it difficult to show them just how much.
Whether you are in a long-term partnership with your soulmate or a budding relationship, here are eighteen ideas for showing your significant other some love.
1. Tie the Knot
This one is for those who have been together for a long time and know that they want to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Getting married is no small step; it requires a lot of thought beforehand. For those who are truly in love, though, it’s the perfect way to set your love in stone. Plus, it gives you the chance to throw a truly amazing wedding with all your family and friends!
For a wedding filled with luxury, consider a yacht wedding all inclusive package. Saying ‘I do’ on a yacht would make an everlasting memory that you’d cherish forever. If you can’t go all out on your wedding day, when can you?
2. Make them a Playlist
If your relationship is new and you want to keep it a little simpler, make your partner a playlist. It could be filled with songs that remind you of them or simply songs you love that you think they’ll also enjoy. Sharing music is a great way to bond, and it’ll bring the pair of you closer together. You could even ask for one from them in return, too, to show that you’re interested in their interests.
3. Plan a Full Date
Planning a date can be a stressful time, especially if you both have different ideas. Why not take the responsibility off your partner’s hand by taking control and planning a full date of your choosing? Take their preferences into account and plan the day from beginning to end. You could start with breakfast in bed, progress to an early afternoon walk in the park, fill your stomachs with a fancy evening meal and then finish the night at a late-night cinema showing. That’s just one idea – plan it however you like!
4. Go on a Couple’s Vacation
A vacation is a perfect way to decompress, and it’s always great to do as a couple. Vacations are also the time for romance and showing your love, so choose a romantic location and get giddy like new lovers. Some of the best romantic destinations include:
- Paris, France
- Prague, Czech Republic
- The Maldives
- Ubud, Bali
- Venice, Italy
If you are already married, you could even revisit your honeymoon location to reignite the spark you felt then!
5. Put the Phone Down
Many people in relationships get annoyed at how often their partner spends on their phone. To show love, you have to give attention, and that means putting down the phone and looking your significant other in the eye during a conversation. It might be a small gesture, but it says a lot, especially if you’re usually glued to the screen!
6. Encourage Their Dreams
A relationship doesn’t mean you have to do everything together. In fact, letting your partner spread their wings and follow their dreams shows just how true your love is. If your partner is talking about going back to college, traveling to a country, or writing a novel, push them to pursue it. It’ll only make your relationship stronger.
7. Clean the Entire Home
Chores are just that – a chore. There are no rules when it comes to splitting chores in a relationship; everyone has their own agreements, and as long as both parties are content, that’s OK. It doesn’t hurt to surprise your partner from time to time by doing more than your fair share, though. Surprising your partner with a fully clean house, especially when they’ve had a busy week, is one of the most effective ways of showing your love and care.
8. Throw a Surprise Party
Why not get your significant others’ friends and family around to throw a party? If their birthday is coming up, show how much you think about them by yelling ‘surprise’ with a birthday cake when they walk through the door. Take a warning, though – you should only throw a surprise party for those you know for sure enjoy surprises. Otherwise, it could end up giving off an entirely different message!
9. Let Them Pick the Movie
Movie night is all fun and games until you can’t decide what to choose. When trying to satisfy two people’s tastes, you can end up spending a film’s length of time simply deciding on a flick. To show your love (and make choosing easier), let them pick the movie from time to time. Let them choose one that you’d usually groan about; if they’re a massive sci-fi fan and you’re more into comedy, concede and let them show you Alien or Star Wars.
10. Buy Them Something They Really Want
Spending money isn’t the only way to show love, but it does work from time to time. Whether they want a beautiful necklace or a new sweater, buy them something they really want and watch their face light up. You never know; it might inspire them to return the favor!
11. Head Out for a Fancy Meal
Some romance gestures never get old, and that includes taking your partner for a fancy meal. Get dressed up, hit the town, and enjoy a delicious meal together by candlelight. Remember to order a bottle of wine, too, and you’ll likely be giggling and in each other’s arms by the time you arrive home!
12. Show More Physical Affection
It’s easy to forget to show physical affection in a long-term relationship. After all, you are already comfortable with each other, and you don’t need to show you care by constant kisses and hand holds. Forgetting to stroke their hair or kiss them before work can have a detrimental effect on your relationship long term, though, so show your love by cozying up on the sofa this evening.
13. Cook Their Favorite Meal
Food is one of the best ways to show love, so get in the kitchen and cook up a delicious meal of their choosing. Whether they love pizza, steak, and fries, Indian food, or a good old lasagna, let them sit back while you make a delicious creation. Once it’s ready, enjoy it at the dinner table and let the conversation take you from there.
14. Become Friends with Their Friends
Partners should have their own lives, but it’s also nice when you become friends with their friends, as it shows you care about their life away from you. Plus, if you impress their friends, you are more likely to stick around!
15. Be There During the Hard Times
Relationships aren’t just about fancy meals, cuddling in bed in the morning, spontaneous trips, and expensive gifts – they are also about being there through thick and thin. Whether your partner is sick, grieving, stressed, or just in a grumpy mood, it’s important to show them that you are there no matter what. By showing them you love them even on rainy days, they’ll feel much more secure in your presence.
16. Leave a Note for Them to Wake Up to
It’s the little things that make people smile the hardest. In fact, you can show your love without even waking your partner up! If you’re heading to work earlier than they have to be up one day, surprise them with a little note – you decide what it contains. It’s more meaningful than a text message, and they’ll likely keep the note in a drawer to look back on at a later date.
17. Read Their Favorite Novel
In a relationship, it’s nice to take some time getting to know the other person’s interests. If your significant other absolutely adores a novel, show them how much they mean to you by reading it for them. Once you’ve finished, you can discuss all the themes, imagery, and foreshadowing you noticed; or you can just tell them you thought it was pretty cool!
18. Tell Them You Love Them
Sometimes, the simplest ways are the best, and that applies to showing your partner how much you love them. By saying those three little words, you reinforce what you both already know – that you are absolutely made for each other. You don’t have to say them all the time if that’s not your thing, but it’s important to remind them once in a while, even if it’s with a quick peck on the cheek before you leave for work in the morning.
There are a million ways to show someone how much you love them. If you’re stuck for ideas, though, these eighteen ways are a perfect place to start.