Do you sometimes look at your boyfriend and can’t even believe your luck? While your best friends struggle to meet the right man, you’re walking on cloud nine with your Bae.
Some women really do hit the jackpot with their choice of boyfriend – but the real tragedy happens when they don’t even know it.
While your boyfriend might be all types of perfect, you won’t have time to truly appreciate him if you’re too focused on his flaws or nagging him all the time. Don’t take an amazing boyfriend for granted!
A little reminder goes a long way, so here are 15 signs your boyfriend is amazing.
1. He’s a feminist.
Your boyfriend is not only amazing with you, but he’s also amazing with all women. He has no patience for rude people trashing women for the sake of it. He’s a true feminist! You love how supportive he is of his female friends and how wonderful he is to the women in his life.
While you may be surrounded by all types of men – including, chauvinists and mansplainers – when you look at your boyfriend, you can’t believe your luck! What did you do to deserve him? He’s simply wonderful and you’re proud to take him everywhere and introduce him to anyone.
2. He’s clean and neat.
You’re lucky to be dating someone who showers regularly, picks up his socks, trims his beard, and dresses well. He always looks good and presentable – and not just for you, but in general.
You love the way he smells and how handsome he looks in a freshly ironed shirt. He’s a real keeper!
Not only does he keep his body clean, but he takes care of his things and his home. He cleans after himself and puts the dishes away. He wants to be in a clean and neat environment and you love hanging out there with him.
3. He accepts you the way you are.
Your boyfriend thinks you’re special, loves you for you, and tells you often. There’s nothing more reassuring or calming than being with someone who loves the real you – no ifs, ands, or buts.
You won’t need to put on a show for him or pretend to be someone you’re not. You can be in your sweats, unbrushed hair, and make-up-free face for the entire weekend and he won’t make a single negative comment.
He sees beyond the clothes, make-up, and the superficial. He tells you how beautiful you are and accepts you for who you are. He isn’t trying to change you, and you should consider yourself a very lucky girl.
4. He gives you “you time”.
Relationships can be all-consuming. It’s important to spend time apart – and you shouldn’t have to ask for it. Your boyfriend knows when you simply need a night to yourself to catch up on all the things you enjoy doing on your own – be it a pedicure, binge-watching Gossip Girl, or drinking wine with your friends.
Your boyfriend is amazing because he simply gets it, and he isn’t trying to compete for your attention with the things you love. He even texts you to tell you to have a great time.
It’s healthy to spend time apart; it makes you miss each other more – and the next time you see each other, it’s even better!
5. He actually listens to you.
You know those first days of meeting a guy when you notice he might be interested in you as more than a friend? Chances are you noticed because he paid extra attention to you, especially in the company of other women.
When you spoke, he listened, made eye contact, smiled, and engaged in conversation. He asked your opinion on many different things.
Now that you’re officially dating, he still does those things. He gives you his undivided attention because he genuinely wants to hear what you have to say.
He asks about your day and notices when you’re feeling down. He’s simply perfect, and you know it!
6. He makes you laugh.
He can make your belly laugh for hours! It’s so amazing to spend time with him because you know you’ll have a laugh. It helps you feel less stressed and a lot happier no matter what else is going on in your life.
You can trust that he’ll make you feel good with his presence – and you simply can’t get enough of him.
7. He trusts you.
Men often talk about trusting their girlfriends but secretly go through their phones and feel jealous of their male friends. The difference when it comes to your boyfriend is that he really does trust you, and you know it’s not just empty words.
He shows you day after day that he’s chosen you – and that he knows you’re faithful to him. He knows his worth and it’s incredibly attractive. You wouldn’t dream of cheating on him; you’d have to be crazy, as he’s simply perfect.
He encourages you to go traveling with your friends or go out partying without him. He knows you need space and independence – just the way he does – and isn’t going to make a controlling or possessive comment to ruin all of that.
He supports you in having a life without him, and you know it makes your relationship much stronger.
8. He’s thoughtful.
Your amazing boyfriend knows just what to say and do in any given situation and you couldn’t be more in love with him. How does he do it?
When you take him to meet your parents, he brings flowers for your mom. He offers to take your friend to the airport because they don’t have a car. He buys you chocolates when he does the groceries just because he was thinking of you.
It’s the little things he does that make you fall in love with him again each day. He really takes care of you and you don’t even need to ask. When you’re together, you feel like his number one priority.
He always makes time for you, no matter what else he has to take care of. He shows sympathy whenever something bad happens in your life and is always there for you, without fail.
9. He’s your biggest fan.
You get the feeling your boyfriend really sees you, and it makes you feel so good. He really is your biggest fan and always tells everyone how amazing you are. He appreciates your unique qualities and raves about you to his friends, family, and workmates.
When you have a dream or ambition, he supports you 100%. He’d never make fun of it or question how serious you are about it. He pushes you to do better and to aim for more, and truly empowers you with his faith.
He wants to see you succeed and is willing to help you get where you want to be, even if that means having to make compromises. He knows your career is important and doesn’t make you choose between work and him.
10. He doesn’t avoid conflict.
A great boyfriend knows that arguments will arise in any relationship, no matter how strong. Arguments can be healthy and essential to the growth of a couple. He doesn’t avoid conflict or let emotions boil until they explode.
He’s honest and wants to come up with solutions to issues that arise in your relationship. He is willing to compromise and be the bigger person. He apologizes when he’s wrong – and that’s what makes him so perfect.
11. He cooks for you.
Your amazing boyfriend has quite a few skills, but it’s when he cooks for you that you feel really special and spoiled. He loves cooking and trying new recipes and doesn’t mind spending quite a few hours in the kitchen.
He wants to impress you! There is something really sexy about watching him cook too!
12. His words match his actions.
You know you’ve got a keeper when his words match his actions. You don’t need to second guess what he meant or worry that he won’t keep his promises. He’s a man of his word, and you should see that as a big virtue.
He’s a real gentleman, and you just know that you can count on him no matter what.
13. He’s affectionate.
He wouldn’t be the perfect boyfriend if he didn’t show affection regularly. Your boyfriend goes the extra mile to show his feelings for you and doesn’t shy away from some PDA either. He wants the whole world to know that you’re together and that he’s in love with you, so why hide it?
When you’re together, he:
- Holds your hand regularly, including in public
- Puts his jacket on you when you are cold (without you having to ask)
- Strokes your hair gently
- Kisses you often
- Squeezes your cheeks
- Pinches your bottom when you walk past
- Cuddles you for long periods of time
- Tells you how great you look
- Notices when you change something about your look or hairstyle and pays you a (genuine) compliment
- Notices when you’re feeling down and gives you a long hug
His touch makes you feel safe, cared for, and loved – and you wouldn’t change it for the world.
14. He respects you.
To you, this may sound like a no-brainer – but you’ll have to see how other couples interact to realize how lucky you’ve got it. The foundation of any relationship is respect, and when it’s there, it feels natural and lovely. When it isn’t, however, it leads to all sorts of problems and arguments.
The perfect boyfriend would never scream or yell at you, call you horrible names, attempt to push you, or lay a hand on you. He knows how to control his anger and remain respectful and kind even in the most heated moments. He loves you too much to disrespect you.
Going through a huge and ugly fight and making up isn’t a sign of true love. On the contrary – it’s unhealthy and toxic. Be thankful that your boyfriend truly respects you.
15. He treats you like a lady.
All of the above qualities of an amazing boyfriend come together in one ultimate skill, and that is – your boyfriend treats you like a lady. From the day you first met, through every fight and disagreement, in your lowest moments, and despite everything else going on in life, he never fails to show you that you are his number one.
A boyfriend isn’t born great, he learns how to behave around women and that special woman in his life through feedback and practice. If you act like a lady and demand respect and adoration, he will be crazy not to give it to you.
And it goes both ways – treat him like a gentleman and a man of his word and you will see how transformative this is to a man.
The Bottom Line
If you know you have an amazing boyfriend, it’s extremely important to make sure you know how amazing he truly is.
What makes an amazing boyfriend?
An amazing boyfriend is someone who treats you just right. He supports you no matter what and gives you space to be truly yourself. He’s affectionate, kind, and generous. Most of all, he shows that he wants to work hard on the relationship and doesn’t take it for granted.
How can you appreciate your boyfriend more?
Show your boyfriend how much he means to you by doing the following more often:
- Spoil him with food
- Take him to events that he’ll love
- Give him space to hang out with his friends
- Say “thank you” often
- Don’t nag or talk to him like a child
- Praise him in front of your friends
- Practice active listening
What should you say when he asks why you love him?
Next time he asks you why you love him, do your best to tell him of all the things he does that you love about him. How supportive he is of your career. How he makes you laugh. How you wouldn’t want to be with anyone else.
Once you find that perfect boyfriend you realize how much better he is than anyone you’ve dated before.