Today while I was on Pinterest, I came across a quote that got me thinking…
“A gentleman is not a man who says nice things to women. A gentleman is a man who says nice things and his actions back those words up.”
Everyone has the ability to say nice things whether or not they actually mean what they say. At some point in our lives we have all received words from someone telling us that they love us or that they care, but these words have become so ordinary that overtime they have eventually lost their true value. Actions, on the other hand, have greater potential. But, why is it then that they are so rarely used? Most women experience joy from the little things in life; the little things that men are so often guilty for forgetting.
So, here is your reminder, gentlemen! Instead of going home this evening to tell your girl how much she means to you (like you told her yesterday) show her by doing something completely unexpected and original that will make her feel especially important to your life. Bring her a bouquet of freshly picked peonies or any arrangement of her favorite flowers. Trust me, it means more when it’s a day like any other and not an occasion. Give her something you saw that reminded you of her or send a link to something you know she will enjoy. Show you’re interested by asking about the others in her life like family and friends. Surprise her by making a special dinner when you’ve made plans just to order in again. Do something that will show her that you listen and remember conversations you had two weeks ago. And always remember…actions speak louder than words.
Use your imagination and creativity because it will mean that much more if it’s personal and from the heart. For those that need a little inspiration check out this list that will guide you in the right direction.
You may have won your girl with your words but it’s these little things that will help you sustain your relationship if you really are a gentleman.