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Actions speak louder than words.

We are all too familiar with this age-old saying. Indeed, what you do says a lot more than what you say.

So how do you show someone you love them? From the simple to the grand, we are capable of doing things for our special someone all in the name of love. You can leave them simple notes if you want to keep things low key or do something bold and send flowers to an international destination if your loved one is currently abroad.

There are many ways you can show a person your love and make them feel loved, even without saying a word. Here are some gestures of love you can do for the most important person in your life.

Make time for them.

One of the best things you can give your significant other is your time. Always make it a point to spend time with them. This is one way of letting them know you are always there for them. Talk over dinner at home and ask them how their day went. Take a few minutes from your busy schedule to give them a call or send a text asking how they are doing. If you’ve been loaded with work the whole week, schedule a date or a simple picnic on the weekend.

Pay attention to them.

When you spend time with your loved one, pay attention to them as well. Listen to what they say. They could be rambling about a movie they recently watched, a video game or their bad day at work. Listen to them especially if it’s something serious or important. You can learn a lot by listening to what they have to say.

Ladies, let your man vent. Guys need to unload some bottled up feelings too. If they’re not saying anything, pay attention to their actions. There are things you could find out through people’s actions and body language.

Show appreciation.

It feels good to be appreciated, doesn’t it? Give your loved one that kind of feeling. Say thank you if they do something for you, even the littlest things. See to it that you let them know how grateful you are to have them in your life. Tell them how lucky you are to be part of their life. Say it through a text, a cute sticky note or a Thank You flowers delivery. And remember, always mean what you say.

Do things for them.

There are numerous things you can do for your significant other to show your love. Things like cooking for them, baking their favourite cookies or making breakfast in bed would already mean so much to them. These may seem like little and insignificant things but they would mean a lot when done wholeheartedly.

Give them random hugs and kisses.

Hugs and kisses are the sweetest ways to show affection without actually saying anything. Let your special someone know (and feel) they are loved by giving them hugs and kisses. Do it whenever you can, as often as you can. Never underestimate the power of touch. Science has proven that human touch has a number of benefits. Physical contact can help improve your health. So you see, hugging and kissing will not only benefit your loved one but also yourself. It’s a double win!

Give them a backrub or massage before bed.

More on physical touch, give your partner a backrub or massage. You never know when they need one. This is something definitely relaxing and will be well-appreciated especially after a tiring day at work. Make their day with just a simple rub on the back or a few minutes of gentle massaging.

Surprise them just because.

Who doesn’t love surprises? More than the surprise itself, it’s the fact that the other person is thinking of you that makes the whole gesture truly heartwarming. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to surprise your loved one. In fact, random surprises are the best kind. Show up at their office one day with lunch in hand or a fresh bouquet of flowers. It doesn’t have to involve something expensive. Something as simple as buying their favourite treat can already brighten their day.

Is your special someone in New Zealand? Or somewhere in the other side of the world? Surprising them is not impossible either. With a trusted florist, you can always send flowers to New Zealand and any other country.

Try engaging in their favourite activities.

Does your boyfriend or girlfriend have a hobby? Take time to engage in their favourite activities once in a while. Play their favourite video game together or go wall climbing with them. There’s nothing bad in trying out new things. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be good at it. The important thing is that you try your best. You making an effort to be in their “world” already means a lot.

Go easy on the nagging.

For the ladies, try not to nag too much. Most men find this very annoying. It would mean a great deal if you could avoid getting on their nerves this way. If you have something to say, try to say it in a calm and polite manner.

Be their number one fan.

Of all people, you should be your loved one’s number one fan. Whether it’s work, sports, art, music or anything in particular they love to do (especially if it’s something they’re really good at), make sure you’re there to cheer them on. They may not say it out loud but your support is very important to them. Encourage them. Show them that you always have their back no matter what.

 

Now that you’ve got some ideas, don’t hesitate to show your sweeter side. It’s the little things that matter. You’ll see how this can make an impact on your loved one and your relationship.

One thing you have to keep in mind is to do everything wholeheartedly and not just for the sake of doing them. Be sincere and do everything with love.

 

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