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How to be a great boyfriend

It’s all very well getting a girlfriend, but then what? What happens next? How do you maintain that relationship? Where do you learn how to be a great boyfriend? Well, these hints and tips should help.


You’ve Got a Girlfriend – Now What?


If you want to know how to be a great boyfriend, the first thing to do when in a relationship is to talk. The key, however, is not to open up about everything right at the beginning. You need to develop your connection as this deepens the bond that is forming between the pair of you. She’ll be interested to know more, perhaps because of that little hint of mystery that you’re leaving in the air, but equally she’ll feel valued because you’re telling her things you might not tell anyone else. Ask her advice, value her opinion, and you’re on your way to being a great boyfriend.


Show Support


Falling in love with someone and wanting to be in a long term relationship with them can be a scary time. She may want your support, she will need you to show her you’re there for her. You don’t even really need to do too much. If there is something that is worrying her, something like a driving test, a job interview, or just a bad day at work, be there to support her. Leave a little love note in her lunch bag, send her a text to let her know you’re thinking about her. It all shows you know how to be a great boyfriend.


Do Interesting Things


Want to know how to be a great boyfriend? Don’t be boring. We’re not saying you need to go crazy and start training as a lion tamer (or whatever), but it would be nice every now and then to do something different. Ask your girlfriend what she would like to do, something she’s never done before, and organise it. Just every now and then. You’ll enjoy it too (probably). Make you conversations interesting too. Don’t just talk about what you’ve done that day (although it’s always good to ask her how her day went), but read the news, find something interesting to say, and it will go a long way to keeping her with you. Be spontaneous when it comes to flowers, chocolates, running her a bubbly bath and pouring her a glass of wine. It’s these little things that she’ll remember and appreciate.


Remember Her Friends And Family


If a man is friends with his girlfriend’s friends, if he gets on with her family (especially, perhaps, her father and brothers), then he is on his way to knowing how to be a great boyfriend. Be polite and respectful, engage with these people, join in with activities that you’re included in and your girlfriend will be able to relax more. That means she’ll enjoy herself more. And that means you’ll all have a good time. Oh, and if you just don’t get on with her friends and relatives don’t tell her. Don’t pick a fight with them. She’s known them a lot longer than she’s known you, and if she has to choose… well, it probably won’t go your way.


Be Responsible


Finally, be responsible. It may not sound like much fun, but keeping your accounts balanced, putting the bins out on the right day, taking the dog for a walk… it’s good for you anyway, but it’s great when you want to show your other half that you know how to be a great boyfriend. She’ll see you as a long term prospect and that’s not a bad thing at all.

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