Ten Creative Ways To Show Your Partner You Love Them

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A long-lasting relationship is something most people wish for. There are many reasons why relationships can become dull or even fail altogether. If you want to have a happy and healthy partnership, you need to put some effort into it.

Here we provide ten creative ways of how you can show your partner that you love them:

Say “I Love You” Often

Ways To Show Your Partner You Love Them

It’s hard to show your love with words, but saying that you love your partner is one of the most critical things in a relationship. You can say it in different ways.

For example, if you’re out somewhere and spot an interesting vista, turn to them and say, “Wow, look at that! I could stare at it forever because I love you.”

Another option is to give your partner a random compliment; for instance, tell them they have lovely eyes or great hair, and then follow it up with “I love you.”

The words “I love you” may seem like a small thing at times, but every time you say these three words, your partner feels special and adored. They must know that they remain on your mind all the time and that their happiness means more than anything else in the world to you. 

Plan Surprises

One way to make your partner feel special is planning surprises for them. This doesn’t have to be something big, but something that shows you pay attention and put effort into your relationship.

For example, if your partner loves a particular type of food, cook it for them or go out to their favorite restaurant. If they like spending time at the beach, take them there or surprise them with a picnic.

Surprises don’t have to be limited to events; you can also plan surprise trips. This way, you’ll get the chance to share new experiences and create lasting memories.

You can also buy a gift for your partner. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should suit their interests and tastes. For example, if your partner loves art, buy them a painting or sculpture. If they’re into sports, get them tickets to a game.

The key is to be creative and put effort into planning something special. You can also use our ideas when it comes to surprises.

Lastly, you can always plan a special day for your partner. This could be their birthday, an anniversary, or any other special day. Make sure to plan something that they’ll love and show them how much you care.

Be Playful

Planning surprises is one way of showing your partner that you care, but it’s not the only one. You should also try to be playful and have fun together. This can be in the form of games, activities, or simply spending time together and enjoying each other’s company.

To make sure you have fun together, you need to spend time with each other. Don’t let work, chores, or other obligations get in the way. Set aside some time every day or week to enjoy each other’s company.

If you’re not sure what to do, there are plenty of activities you can try. For example, go for a walk in the park, watch a movie, or take a cooking class together. You can also try something more daring like skydiving or bungee jumping.

Whatever you choose to do, be sure that it’s something you both enjoy. The goal is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company, not just one person’s interests.

Touch Each Other

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Another way of showing your partner that you care about them is by demonstrating your love with physical contact. This can include hugging them, kissing them, or holding hands.

Physical contact is an integral part of any relationship and can help your bond grow even stronger with time. It doesn’t need to be sexual; simple touching like holding hands or giving hugs is enough. Just be sure not to overdo it, especially when you’re in public.

Even if you’re not a very affectionate person, you should still try to be more touchy-feely. It’ll only get easier, and it might even help you relax and unwind from a stressful day at work.

For example, when watching TV together, put your hand on their thigh or hold their hand. If you’re sitting next to them at a dinner table, place your hand on their back.

Touching your partner shows that you want to be close to them and that you’re physically and emotionally attracted to them. It also makes them feel loved and appreciated.

Give Your Partner One-On-One Time

Not everyone can meet with their partner every day or constantly spend time together outside of work or school. As much as we want alone time sometimes, you should never forget to prioritize your partner, even if it means canceling plans with friends or rearranging your schedule.

Give your partner one-on-one time whenever you can. This could be during breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If they’re at work, it’s the perfect chance for a cute text or phone call. You can also plan a weekly date night to make sure you spend time together without getting too distracted.

The key is to schedule time for each other, even if it’s just a quick chat on the phone. This one-on-one time will remind you both why you’re in a relationship and why you love each other.

Initiate Physical Intimacy

Sometimes one of the biggest problems in relationships is lack of physical intimacy. Some people go months and even years without intimate contact with their partner, and both partners often start feeling frustrated and less loved as a result.

Physical intimacy is vital in any relationship, so you should work on initiating intimacy as much as possible. If your partner isn’t very keen on showing physical affection, try initiating more sensual touches such as massages, making out, cuddling, etc.

Even if it’s not comfortable for you at first to initiate physical touch or sex – don’t be shy! – it can help ease the tension between you two and make your bond grow stronger. Make sure that if the issue of lack of intimacy ever comes up, you solve it rather than avoid it. It might take some work, but it’s worth it in the long run.

Write Them A Love Letter

Love Letter

A handwritten letter is a very romantic gesture, and it will be something your partner can keep and read repeatedly. Tell them everything you love about them, what makes them special to you, and why you’re so happy to be with them.

If you can’t write a letter, you can still show your affection by writing your partner a love note. This could be anything from a simple “I love you” to a longer and more detailed explanation of why they mean so much to you.

It’s an excellent idea for a weekly or monthly ritual, especially if it’s on paper. Something physical like this is a nice change from all the technology we’re constantly surrounded by.

Give Them A Massage

A massage is a great way to show your partner you love them. It’s not only soothing and relaxing, but it’s also a very intimate act. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with your partner and learn more about their body.

If you’re not sure how to give a massage, there are plenty of tutorials online. Or, if you want to make it even more special, take a massage class together. You can use different oils or lotions and add some scented candles for ambiance.

Not only will your partner appreciate the massage, but they’ll also love feeling loved and pampered by you.

Cook For Them

Cooking is another very intimate act. By cooking for your partner, you’re telling them that they are worth the time and effort it takes to make the meal. You also show them that you care about what they like to eat and what makes them happy.

Even if you aren’t a great cook yourself, there are plenty of recipes online that you can try out.

Just choose something simple so that even if it isn’t delicious, it’ll look good!

Make sure your partner knows how much work went into making their meal, then sit down together and enjoy yourselves.

Listen To Them

Listen

Many people lack listening skills and only focus on what they want to say. This is a huge problem in relationships because nobody wants to be with someone who doesn’t listen to them or care about what they say.

A relationship is all about giving and taking, so you need to make sure you put as much effort into listening as you do speaking.

To show your partner that you care, focus all your attention on them when they’re talking. Make eye contact, don’t interrupt them, and let them finish what they have to say.

After they’ve finished, paraphrase what you’ve just heard to ensure that you understood correctly and then give your opinion or feedback. This shows that not only did you listen to them, but you also value their thoughts and opinions.

Conclusion

It doesn’t matter how you show your partner that they are loved, as long as it comes from the heart. You can’t go wrong by expressing your love for them in a heartfelt way. After all, the most important thing is that you’re spending time together and showing each other how much you care.

I hope this article helped you and I wish you luck!

What are your favorite ways to show your partner you love them?

Do you have any creative ways of showing your partner that you love them other than the above list?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

Author

  • Joanna Perez is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a passionate blogger, writer, traveler, wife, and mother of one boy. Joanna loves to share her thoughts on parenting, health, wellness, and lifestyle. She is a Certified Women Empowerment Life Coach and has done courses on Life Mastery, Happiness, Health, and Success. She also has studied Neuroscience for Parents and took the Skilled Helper Training Course. She believes in helping people become the best version of themselves and strives to provide quality informative and inspiring content. She loves animals, especially her two cats, and can often be found taking photos of them as they pose for the camera.

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