Beyond Flowers And Chocolate, 22 People Share The Sweetest Their Partner Has Ever Done For Them

Beyond Flowers And Chocolate, 22 People Share The Sweetest Their Partner Has Ever Done For Them

Past or present, these people never forgot these acts of kindness from the one they love/loved.

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When you're in a relationship, you do a lot for the person you're dating. Some things you might not even realize you're doing can make their day that much better. Whether it's a big surprise for a birthday or a random small act of kindness, there's always something your boyfriend or girlfriend remembers, that they loved.

For me, it's a common occurrence for my boyfriend and me. I struggle with mental illnesses and some issues with my past. While it's gotten much better over the years, there are still days where I want to burst into tears or lay in bed all day. While many in the past have thought that the best thing would be to give me space, some not even bothering to understand, he does the opposite. He smothers me in the love I so desperately need to feel.

He reminds me that, while my past is apart of my life, it isn't directing my future. He'll play his guitar and sing me to soothe my heart back into its rightful heartbeat. It's the nicest thing any boyfriend has done for me and he continues to do it with each passing day.

Any kind gesture warms my heart big or small, I asked 32 people what the nicest thing their current/ ex S.O. did for them. These are some of the bigger gestures that warmed my heart.

​1. "The best thing they ever did was befriend my little brother. When we hung out, my little brother would sometimes do so as well, making my brother break out of his shell."

2. "​After working third shift over 13 hours every night, he would bring me breakfast and flowers almost every single morning. Sometimes just coffee and donuts, other times it was takeout from a local diner by our house."

3. "​He's stayed with me through my mental health, even the worst of it. Other people might have decided they couldn't stay around "that negativity" anymore, but he's still here and always there for me. It means the world, as someone who's been left behind before. (He also got me Wicked tickets, a close second!)"

4. "​We were texting for majority of the morning and he could tell I was having a bad day, without me even telling him, and texted me to come outside where he was waiting with flowers and two boxes of my favorite candy. It was the first time a boy had ever given me flowers."

5. "​Before leaving for Arizona (where he lives) he woke up in the morning, stole his brother's car, bought me flowers and came to my house because I was worried about our relationship."

6. " My favorite holiday is Halloween, so when I was leaving to go over to his place to go to a party I opened my door and on the doorstep was a box and inside it was a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and a note saying, 'Happy Halloween.' My ex was not perfect, but that small gesture was one I'll always look back on when I think of him."

7. "​My boyfriend sent me flowers because he knew I was going through a hard time with my parents having issues. My family was really suffering and him sending me those just showed how much he cared."

8. " Named my dog when I was too busy with my father's funeral. (Morbid but he took a weight of my shoulders I couldn't concentrate on at the time. Got the dog the day my dad went into the hospital. He passed 36 hours later.)"

9. "For Valentine's Day, my boyfriend bought me white roses (my favorite), serenaded me with the song 'Latch,' and spent the whole day with me. It was perfect."

10. "My boyfriend bought me a promise ring two-ish months into our relationship. It was the sweetest thing because I had always loved the idea of a promise ring and so did he. It also was sweet because he was leaving soon for the Navy so it was also a promise for him to come home to me."

11. "​Despite religious stigma he moved in with my family to help take care of my parents who are both disabled."

12. "​Gave me my daughter."

13. "​Surprised me by coming home from the military earlier"

Now, while big romantic gestures are sweet and endearing, often you don't have to do anything super expensive or fancy to get someone's heart.

14. "My ex-boyfriend gave me his favorite sweatshirt in 40-degree weather because I was literally shaking with mine on. I never gave it back even after we split up, so whoops."

15. "Made dinner and had a bottle of wine."

16. "Taken care of me when sick."

17. "Him treating me like I'm the only girl that matters and how I'm his princess."

18. "Stayed up late and texted me when I couldn't sleep because I was sick."

19. "A 'Things Remembered' engraved necklace."

20. "Woke me up one morning with Panera and an ice chai tea latte."

21. "Brought me chocolate covered strawberries."

22. "He, without fail, always buys my favorite candy every time he sees it in a store."

When you're in a relationship, it doesn't matter what you two are doing, as long as you are sharing your love with one another and enjoying have each other in your lives, that's what really matters. Love is a complex thing and while it may not always work out, it's nice to know you can look back on memories and always remember a time where you really loved each other.

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31 One-Liners You Say To Your Boyfriend Before, After And During The Sunday Scaries Hit

Sunday scaries are much more intense that we like to believe.

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Ah Friday. The blessed day of the week that kicks off the wonderful weekend. You have it planned where you are going to tackle everything on your to do list. You're going to clean, you're going to do laundry and even have a special date night with your boo. Maybe even grab a couple drinks with some friends. No matter what, you are not letting the weekend go to waste. Then, before you know it,

Sunday hits.

It's as if the second you went to bed Friday night (or Saturday morning, I won't judge) it immediately skips over Saturday and you are left with one single day to get everything done. The Sunday scaries are real and if you feel the stress that comes with them, you've probably said these one-liners to your boyfriend at some point during the weekend.

Before

1. "Sunday scaries are a joke!"

2. You think just because it's 2 a.m. Sunday morning that we can't have another drink?"



3. "Babe, the laundry will get done, we have all weekend!"

4. "Let's go out with our friends tonight! We have plenty of time to clean the kitchen."

5. "What do you mean we should go home? It's not even midnight!"

6. "But, what if I never get a chance to sing "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" at a karaoke bar again!?"



7. "Oh don't worry, I'm not going to let the Sunday scaries stress me out!"

8. "I won't have a hangover tomorrow!"



9. "I'm a perfectly capable adult!"

During

10. "OMG, BABE WHAT DID I DO?"



11. "What do you mean I sang karaoke until 2 in the morning? I don't even like karaoke!"

12. "I had, HOW many drinks?"

13. "Babe, we NEED to get laundry done."

14. "Why is this house such a mess?"



15. "Why didn't you stop me?!"

16. "Please clean the bathroom, my head hurts too much."

17. "No, I do NOT have a hangover!"

18. "Baby, can we pleaseeee take a nap?" *Says while crying*



19. "I just wanted to have ONE *sobs* GOOD *sobs* NIGHT."

20. *blows nose in boyfriends shirt*"We have NO time to get anything done!"

21. "I'm never going out again!"



22. "I can't adult!"

After

23. "Well, I guess it wasn't THAT bad.."

24. "I mean, we made some progress, we have clean underwear!"



25. "I can see the floor, I think we did a lot today."

26. "You know what would be a great idea? Drinks."

27. "Can we order buffalo wings for dinner?"



28. "I still don't think I was that drunk."

29. "The Sunday scaries did NOT get me."

30. "We should do this again next weekend!"

31. "Adulting is easy!"


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Now That I'm About To Graduate, I Wish 'College Freshman Me' Knew These 7 Things About Love

Remember the love. Measure in love. Measure your life in love.

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December 7th, 2018, is the date that I along with over 2,000 students at UNC-Greensboro have been waited for quite literally for years. Now that the graduation ceremony is approximately 9 hours, 25 minutes, and 4 seconds away I can't help but lie awake in anticipation while reflecting on the different relationships I've had over the past four years no matter how impactful or minor.

I think if I could go back into the past to tell 18-year-old self from freshman year some lessons about love, here are 7 things I would say.

1. It’s okay to play the field

Until you actually find the person you want to be with, it's okay to date multiple people. I feel like women especially have a tendency to put all their eggs in one basket even before things get too serious. Some people are naturally more of the relationship and that's fine, but I wish I had known not to be too loyal to guys too soon before anything was clearly established.

2. But don’t play the field to the point where it bites you in the ass

Ladies, it should be a no-brainer that if you're going to talk to a few people at once, at least make sure they aren't in the same friend group. At a time it wasn't as much of a no-brainer for me though. There has only been one time where I purposely talked to multiple guys at once as if I was on a dating show like "The Bachelorette." If I could go back and warn myself to be smarter about the situation I would, seeing as I didn't have enough sense at the time not to chat with half the guys living on the same floor in the dorm that we all lived in. At the time I felt like it was pretty harmless, but eventually, I found that quite a few of them were salty about it.

3. Even “good guys” can have trash tendencies

Sometimes you'll be involved with a "good guy" because he's seemingly different than the rest. He may not be as tall as the other guys or have as muscular of a physique, but you know deep down that you can be happy with him because you know for certain he'll treat you right. Well, that's not always the case. There have been times where I went for the typical shy guy who didn't really get all of the girls because he was seen as "too nice." Unfortunately, there have been instances when they felt extra entitled to having me just because they were seen as good guys.

4. Sometimes you can literally speak relationships into existence

I am a firm believer that the power of our words is crucial, but now I'm an even more firm believer that our words work in terms of finding a boyfriend as well. One night as I moved into the apartment I stay at now, one of my closest friends stopped by to see me and he brought two of his friends along. I introduced myself to both of them, but I was definitely fixated on the Italian friend. Was it because he has the most distinct greenish/grey eyes I've ever seen? Maybe. However, there was this weird feeling I had that he was going to be my boyfriend which was insane considering that we probably only spoke to each other on no more than three or four occasions that night, one of them being when he asked me if he could use my bathroom. I even told one of my roommates right before I went to bed that night that he was going to be my boyfriend someday. Later my sister and I would see him almost every other week at the same two spots in the library and I would whisper to her, saying "I don't really know that guy and I don't even like him like that yet, but I'm pretty sure we're gonna be boyfriend and girlfriend one day." About six or so months later we started dating for real and not just in my head.

5. Having sex for the first time doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative experience

The first time I had sex was halfway through my junior year in college. Prior to this experience, I had heard all of the worst-case scenarios—"Don't expect it to be great," "It's gonna hurt," and "you're probably going to get attached" are among the top three things I constantly heard. Contrary to what I've heard all those years, my first time having sex was pretty good. I think part of the reason because it wasn't this scheduled thing with a romantic dinner and a movie beforehand or rose petals leading up to the bed at a precise time. It was very laid back and natural.

6. Trying to make your ex jealous may leave you stranded alone in a different state

I've mentioned this situation briefly before, but the only time in my life when I legitimately had a grand scheme to make an ex jealous didn't actually go as planned. I used my magic charm on two MMA coaches and finessed my way on a free trip to one of the MMA events in South Carolina where they would coach their clients. It didn't take long for them to realize I wasn't being genuine. One of the coaches insisted that I wasn't showing him enough affection and the other coach who I rode down to the event with completely went ghost and blocked me. If one of my close friends weren't there as well then I wouldn't have had a ride back home to North Carolina.

7. Chicks over dicks

With all of that being said, whether or not I'm in a full blown relationship or just casually dating someone, I will ALWAYS need my friends more than I need the dick so there's no need to stress over guys when the time I spend with my best girlfriends is the most fulfilling.

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