We’ve used to talk about the things women love and hate to hear from their guys, but what about phrases that men love to hear from their women? What do they want, what do they like?
When you talk to a man, what is usually on your mind? Of course, you want him to like you and feel attracted to you. But if you’re only focused on getting him to appreciate you – you’re going to miss out on the biggest opportunity of your life. And that’s the opportunity to appreciate him!
It is believed that men don’t have any feelings or show emotions, but in fact, men are as much emotional beings as women are. Yes, even so-called ‘real’ men, too. The power of the spoken word is healing or detrimental – depending on how you use it.
Phrases Men Love To Hear
A compliment can drive you to the right path of getting closer to a man. But words don’t always come easy and on the right time we need. That’s why you have to be prepared and have a bunch of cute compliments for men armed and ready to shoot!
So what is it that men actually want to hear?
1. “I believe in you.”
One of the biggest things that makes a guy melt is when his partner supports him and believes in him.
After he’s fallen and you’ve helped him up and dust himself off, when he’s ready, he’ll likely want to try again. You showing your support and telling him “I believe in you and I know you can do it” will fill him with so much pride, you might even catch his eyes watering up.
These are powerful words.
Yes, a lot of men are cocky and arrogant and have a world of belief in themselves, but sometimes it’s nice to hear it from someone else, specifically someone close to them.
Also, no matter how arrogant they may seem, men can still get down on themselves at times, so they need you to provide them with a pick-them-up to give them confidence and make them feel supported every once in a while.
2. “I’m so lucky to have you.”
If you’re feeling lucky in love, don’t keep those thoughts to yourself. Tell your significant other exactly how you feel. Men take great pride in feeling like they’ve bettered our lives.
Without the acknowledgement of his value, a man will feel useless and demoralized. Acknowledging his contribution to our overall happiness and wellbeing guarantees his continued desire to be a positive force in your life.
3. “I need you.”
Men are no different than us, they like to feel wanted and needed too. When the setting is just right and you two are having a romantic evening together, tell your guy how much you need him and can’t live without him.
It’s all about timing, ladies. You don’t want to tell him this if you haven’t reached that connection yet, and you certainly don’t want to say this if you are having a fight and might go your separate ways.
4. “You look handsome/great.”
It is said, a good man should always remind his woman how beautiful he thinks she is – in part because he doesn’t want another man to do it more than him. Yet, it’s also a great feeling for a man to be told he is handsome by someone he cares about.
Men have insecurities, just like women. And whether he shows it or not, sometimes he’s wondering if his shirt looks better tucked in or out, or if his belly is sticking out a little too far over his belt. This is an especially good compliment if he’s been going to the gym – why do you think he’s doing all that working out?
5. “You look sexy like that.”
Let’s be clear – there’s a difference between looking handsome and looking sexy. Being called handsome is like hearing, “You clean up really nice, good job.” Hearing that you think he looks sexy is like hearing, “I’m getting a little turned on just looking at you.”
Do you see the difference? Telling a man that he looks sexy is a nice reminder that you still get the urge to jump his bones.
6. “Thank you.”
It’s easy to overlook the small gestures, like when he swaps out his toothbrush head for yours or straightens up the apartment even if you’re not having friends over. Instead of issuing a passive aggressive, it’s about time to thank him.
Catch him doing something right every day. Whether it’s that he made your coffee just the way you like it, or holds the door for you, tell him how much you appreciate his efforts and, above all, be specific about what he did and how it made you feel. That way, he’ll know exactly what he’s done well, and he’ll do it more often.
7. “I love it when you…”
One of the best things you can do to get a commitment from a man is to get him experiencing the emotions (and brain chemicals) that come from the feeling of strong attachment to you.
One of the ways you can do this is to simply express raw appreciation and gratitude to him. It’s also one of the simplest love phrases you can use… Try this one: “I love it when you…”
Every guy wants to know what he’s doing to make you happy. It’s a primary drive for men, and they never get tired of hearing about it. (Mostly because it’s so rare to actually hear about it.)
When a guy doesn’t get enough appreciation from his woman, his eye starts to wander.
Conversely – appreciation is one of the most potent sources of love a man can experience from you. It will bond him to you like nothing else.
8. “You make me happy.”
Wow. This statement right here is amazing. It encompasses the support, appreciation and trust. Any gentleman who is in a relationship will be striving to be a source of happiness in his woman’s life. Make sure he realizes that he is.
It might sound like something your mom told you, but it’s true: If you want to be in a fulfilling relationship, you must first be happy with who you are.
You can’t put pressure on your partner to be the sole source of your bliss. If you are who you are fully and completely with no armor, you will magnetize and attract the perfect person for you because light attracts the light.
9. “You are so strong.”
Every man wants to feel like he’s a manly man… No man ever wants to feel like a wimp.
A man is expected to be strong. And if he’s branded as weak, he’s doomed. So a guy wants to hear that he’s a strong source of manliness in your life.
Some of the ways you can say that:
- “I feel so safe when I’m around you…”
- “I feel taken care of when I’m near you…”
- “You make me feel invincible when I’m around you…”
You want to trigger his primal instincts of being the warrior man who knows he can protect his woman. Even if you don’t need this from him, he needs to believe he can provide it!
10. “You make me laugh.”
Every man want to entertain their lady by making them laugh. If your man really make you laugh, tell them how hilarious they are and how they crack you up and they will really appreciate it.
Being able to make your woman laugh is the most gratifying feeling. Even if he’s no stand-up comedian, a good-natured giggle will make you both happier.