The dating game is rigged unfairly in favor of women, and even women cannot deny that. I’m not saying that women have it easy (oh no, women do get their fair share of douchebags every now and then), but what I am saying is that once you do get into a relationship, it’s mostly the man who are expected to take care of the woman. And both parties become so focused on this aspect that they often forget that an important ingredient of every relationship is – to make a man happy as well. And while there are thousands of blogs, articles and advice sections on how to make women happy, what about men?
How to Make a Man Happy
Give him some alone time
Just because you’re a couple doesn’t mean you have to be by each other’s side 24x7. If you need your personal space, then so does he. Depending on your man, this could mean a marathon of volleyball games on the TV, or letting him hang out with his friends at a local bowling alley every Friday night. Whatever floats his boat!
Build a relationship with his family
If he’s on good terms with his people, then it’s natural he expects you to be on good terms with them as well. So make the effort to get to know them better. If that seems too daunting a task for you, then a phone call every once in a while will do. The same logic applies to his friends. Now that the fact you’re making an effort just for him is sure to bring a smile on his face, irrespective of how your relationship with his family or friends ends up being.
Keep technology aside
Gadgets and technology as a whole have pretty much encompassed our lives to a degree where we don’t even realize our dependency on them. So the next time he comes home from the office, keep your phone aside (make sure he sees you do it), sit down next to him and just casually ask how his day went. It might not mean much to you, but this is literally one of the easiest ways on how to make a man happy!
Be a good listener
Be it when he’s sharing his issues at work to you or telling you something as insignificant as how the jacket he saw on his fav TV characters was totally cool. I mean, obviously you aren’t expected to remember everything (that would be impossible) but soaking in these little details and then bringing them up in future conversations will show him that yes, you do actually pay attention when he talks to you.
Express your appreciation for his work
It doesn’t have to be high and mighty praise. Something as simple as "Hun, I know you have a tough day ahead and I just want to let you know how happy I am to be with a man who will take so much shit just to make my life easier for me" can totally make his entire week.
Compliment him from time to time
Bet that never occurred to you, did it? But the fact remains that people, irrespective of their gender, love to be complimented, especially when the compliment comes from someone they love. If he doesn’t make any grand gestures, not a problem. You can easily work on how to make a man happy by complimenting him on the small things he does, like fixing your car better than a mechanic or remembering to buy stuff that you always forget to mention in your grocery list.
Treat his taste buds from time to time
If you’re a decent cook, then there’s nothing like treating him by making him his favorite dish every once in a while. However, if you suck at cooking, then all you have to do is to rush to the nearest bakery, convenient store or restaurant near you and buy his favorite foods or drinks there. And when he arrives home, surprise him with it!
Make him special notes
Now these can be notes about the things you love about him or something naughty that he can look forward to when the day ends. Hide these notes in places you know he’ll look in, like his coat pocket or his car’s dashboard; you can even be a little creative and make it into a scavenger hunt. That’s totally up to you. Either way, you will put a big fat smile on his face.
Share his financial burden
How to make a man happy? Relieve his financial burden, especially if he helps you around the house from time to time. If you’re a bored housewife who doesn’t know what do to do while away your time, then how about picking up a freelance gig? Websites like Freelancer and Upwork offer newbies a lot of opportunities to connect with clients all over the world. So basically, you will not only be utilizing your time, but also will be making money off it too. It’s a win-win situation for you.