be a good girlfriend

How to be a Good Girlfriend

There are certain characteristics that men in general are looking for in a relationship. It is not all about looking good and laughing at all his jokes, but it goes deeper than that if the relationship is to last. If you want to know how to be a good girlfriend, here are my tips:

How to be a great girlfriend

 

Show appreciation. Always acknowledge the things he does for you, whether big or small. He will love to know that he is pleasing you and that you have noticed the effort he is going to.

 

Be open. Don’t be distant and secretive. Be affectionate and demonstrative with your feelings, smile and laugh a lot, talk to each other and use positive body language. He will love you more for making him feel good about himself and be able to see potential in the relationship.

 

Like Yourself. Women who are comfortable with themselves are much more attractive to men. He does not enjoy constantly having to boost your ego or listen to you pull yourself down. Learn to love yourself first and your man will love you back.

 

Don’t play mind games. Men like to know exactly where they stand, so don’t expect him to second-guess what it is you want. Always be clear and upfront with your wants and needs so that he knows what you are asking of him.

 

Don’t over-criticize him. Men, like women, need approval. If you are always criticizing him, he may feel that he can never please you, so will start to pull away. Instead of criticizing, tell him what he does well and he will automatically want to do more.

 

Don’t take advantage. The old-fashioned attitude that the man should pay for everything does not stand in today’s world. Although a lot of men do like to treat their girlfriend to a meal or drinks when they first start dating, in the long term they are looking for someone who can be a mate on equal terms, so do not take advantage of his generosity.

 

Keep some independence. Being too needy and wanting to spend every minute together can be a big turn-off. Make sure you have your own interests outside of the relationship so that he can too. Everyone needs some space to do their own thing and spend time with their friends.

 

Show respect for him and men in general. Take time to get to know him as an individual and don’t automatically assume that he is the same as other men you may have come across before. Accept his past and don’t make an issue over what he did before he met you. Respect his beliefs even if you don’t agree with them.

 

Be yourself. Don’t hide behind alcohol or drugs. If he thinks that you need to be drunk to have a good time then your relationship will be short-lived. He needs to know you as a real person if he is going to spend a lot of time with you and introduce you to his family and friends.

 

Have a good sense of humour. The ability to laugh together is a great aphrodisiac. If you can see the funny side of situations instead of being stressed and serious all of the time, then this will make your time together much more fun and memorable. Being with someone who rarely laughs and is miserable will gradually wear him down.

 

Now that you know my top tips on how to be a good girlfriend, you can get to work on making your relationship special so that it lasts forever.