Dear Boyfriends, We love you just the way you are, and we don’t want you to change for anything. However, there are a few things we would like you not to be embarrassed about - especially when it comes to doing things for us! They might sound a little uncomfortable and inconvenient, but they go a long way to prove that we are in it for the long run. Here are 11 things we think you shouldn’t be ashamed of doing for us…
1. Buying us sanitary pads
We really really have no intention of making you do this as a challenge. But sometimes, just sometimes, our period schedule decides to act like a lost tourist gone berserk - and TING TONG! Our period is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Chances are, that for this one time, we may expect you to go buy us sanitary napkins - and its’ extremely sexy of you to do so with a smile. Remember, guys, our period only lasts 5 days, there’s still the rest of the month. *WINK*
2. Giving us a back rub...
It’s just about pampering your partner after a long, tiring day, really. We would do it for you without a second thought! Truth is, we women love to be pampered no matter how strong, busy or mature we are. And you really don’t need much to do this - just a caring heart.
3. Dancing with us even if we suck at it!
You and I are going to be hopeless at a lot of things - so let’s just be blatantly shameless about it and have fun! We love it when you ask us to dance with you, even if we suck at it. It’s flattering to know that we mean more to you than the opinion of all those people who continue to stare at us with a WTF expression!
4. Siding with us in front of your friends
We are not crybabies and we can take a few good jokes from your friends (we treat them no different than ours) - but sometimes we may need you to step in and side with us in front of them. It is extremely attractive when you do so, because that shows us that we can trust you to take care of us and stand up for us when the need arises. If you feel uncool doing this, then you probably shouldn’t be in a relationship yet.
5. Stepping up to help with the daily chores
A little help with the washing or getting the grocery or helping us clean up is all it takes to make us swoon over your wonderful self. It shows that you respect us as much as we respect you - and that you are willing to share the load as opposed to turning up your nose and saying “That’s not my job, I am a guy.” (That’s a deal breaker, by the way!)
6. Taking instructions during sex...
A lot of guys love to be in control during sex, it makes them feel good and boosts their confidence. But guys, sometimes taking instructions from us isn’t such a bad idea - in fact, it’s fan-freakin-tastic. Try us, we might just change the definition of “best sex ever” for you. ;)
7. Holding us when we cry in public
Maybe it was an emotional movie, maybe I am missing my mom, maybe I am just PMSing (do NOT assume this, though!). If I cry in public, all you have to do is put your arm around me and hold me. It’s as simple as that. Why do you have to be embarrassed about me feeling sad? Eye rolling, teeth grinding, lip pursing, looking around nervously and whispering “Stop creating a scene” - that is not going to help.
8. Carrying our handbags
We know that carrying a ladies’ bag isn’t exactly the most masculine thing for you to do - but sometimes the universe conspires to put us into situations where we need you to help us out! So if once in a while you do hold our bags, without going red in the face, we will absolutely adore you for it.
9. Looking out for us when we are drunk!
Vodka and tequila do things to us that occasionally might make us somewhat of a hot mess! Amidst all the not-so-fabulous dancing, and the erratic display of emotions, “Here, baby, let me take you home” is probably a better idea than “WTF are you doing, you are embarrassing me!”
10. Going out with us when we are in our shabbiest, comfiest clothes
Truth be told, we don’t like to shave our legs, put on the perfect winged eyeliner and make a complicated hairstyle every time we have to go out with you. Sometimes, we just want to make a messy bun, wear our most comfortable jeans and maybe a pair of aviators - and that shouldn't stop you from leaning in and kissing us before we walk out of the door!