10 Things Women Want To Hear From Their Boyfriends

10 Things Women Want To Hear From Their Boyfriends ©iStock/wundervisuals

Being able to say how we feel without fear of rejection or resentment is an incredibly important part of a healthy relationship. Yet, there are times when we feel like we’re the ones doing the communicating while our boyfriends don’t have much to say. Sometimes, we just wish there were certain things our boyfriends would say without us having to drop the hint.

  1. “I cleaned the apartment.” In the stereotypical gender roles that society has places on us, women are typically expected to be the ones who clean. And most of the times, we actually do end up being the ones who clean. If you live with your boyfriend, nothing comes as more of relief than to hear them say that they cleaned.
  2. “I made dinner.” Whether you love to cook or can’t make toast to save your life, a man that cooks for you is a man who has won your heart. There is no bigger turn-on than a man who cooks (and cooks well for that matter).
  3. “I made plans for us this weekend.” Ever heard the saying, “Never send a man to do a woman’s job?” Well, we’re often the ones who are left planning to make sure nothing gets screwed up – Like for holidays, dates, getaway trips, etc. Once in a while, it would be nice to not be the ones who are always planning everything.
  4. “You were right.” Men can have quite the egos. To get a man to admit that he’s wrong could be one of the most difficult tasks in the world. But for him to admit that he is wrong and to actually say that you are right is something we wish we could hear more often.
  5. “I overreacted.” While tempers flare during a heated argument, we often say things out of anger that we don’t necessarily mean. It’s understandable when this happens, but it would be wonderful to actually hear them say that they overreacted and didn’t mean what they said.
  6. “I’m sorry.” Justin Bieber really hit the nail on the head when he asked, “Is it too late now to say sorry?”Well Justin, sometimes it can be too late, but it is better late than never. In addition to those large egos, getting an apology is another thing that can be very rare to hear, but it can make a world’s difference.
  7. “You’re beautiful.” No matter how many times we hear it, it never gets old. Because every woman is beautiful and every woman deserves to hear it.
  8. “I appreciate everything you do.” One of the number one things women want to hear is that their efforts in the relationship have not gone unnoticed. Often times, women naturally tend to go over the moon for their significant other without asking for anything in return. It’s just really nice to know they appreciate everything we do.
  9. “I do think about a future together.” No matter where you are in the relationship, whether it’s been a few months or several years, every woman wants to know that their guy has at least considered the possibility of a future together. We want some level of comfort in knowing that the relationship isn’t just a silly fling.
  10. “I love you.” These three words will define everything. Though some people blurt it out prematurely while others may take years to say it, “I love you” is something we hope to someday hear from our boyfriends. And once it’s said, it can’t be taken back. From here, the relationship has officially been taken to the next level.
Lindsey is a Digital Advertising Professional and Freelance Writer based in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee. Follow her on Twitter @lindseyruns