If You Don’t Do These 25 Petty Things To 'Test' Your Boyfriend, Are You Even Dating?

If You Don’t Do These 25 Petty Things To 'Test' Your Boyfriend, Are You Even Dating?

I'm only slightly ashamed to admit that I've done most of these things.

Briana Le
Briana Le
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In the world of love, dating, and relationships, open communication is key. You should be talking about your feelings and emotions, what you like and don't like, and freely speaking your mind. However, I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that sometimes girls do certain things just to test their significant other.

Maybe you're wondering if he truly loves you.

Maybe you're wondering if they're mad at you.

Maybe you just want to see how your significant other will react.

And while I hate to say it, I'm sure some of you do it just because you're jealous (we've all been there).

Below I've amassed a list of things that I have done as well as what others have told me they've done. While you might not do everything on this list, I guarantee that you've done at least one of them.

1. Say you're "fine" when you're not fine.

Maybe you guys get into an argument and you tell him "it's fine" or "you're fine" but in reality... it's not fine. The question is... Does he fall for it? For his sake, I hope not.

2. Pretend you're mad at him to see how he'll react.

Will he flip out? Will he try to talk it out with you? Will he catch your fib? The possibilities are endless.

3. Say you don't know where you want to eat out but you actually do.

... I might chalk this one up as girls being girls. In my defense though, sometimes I don't want to suggest a place to eat in case he's not in the mood for it.

4. Telling him you're not hungry when he's eating to see if he'll offer to share.

I do this and the majority of the time I'll ask when I'm actually not even hungry just to see if he shares. Remember, sharing is caring.

5. Telling him you're cold to see if he offers to warm you up.

Maybe he'll offer to cuddle. Maybe he'll get you a blanket. Maybe he'll give you his hoodie. Or maybe, he'll do nothing.

6. Offer to pay for dinner to see if he'll offer instead.

I would like to state that I am a firm believer that the boyfriend should not have to pay for everything. I am all for splitting bills or taking turns!

It's just... another test I guess.

7. Question them about random facts to see if they "know" you.

Do you "know" me or "know me know me?"

8. Say you crave [insert food] and see if he offers to get it for you.

I am guilty of doing this and then when he offers, I will adamantly turn him down. But trust me, I'm not (that) difficult.

9. Turn away from him during cuddles to see if he pulls you back.

Sometimes it's just nice to see some affection.

10.  Let go of his hand when hand holding to see if he'll pick it back up.

Once again, all about affection.

11.  Ask him if he thinks another girl is pretty.

I'll admit that I do this but only because I appreciate and admire other girls! I genuinely do it because I think other girls are pretty! Unfortunately, I know that girls do this because they are jealous.

12. Turn down sex to see how he reacts.

If he really loves you, he won't get mad.

13.  Ask him if an outfit looks good on you to see what he says.

Sometimes there's a fine line between telling the truth and complimenting your girlfriend.

14.  "Do I look fat in this?"

Enough said.

15.  Do little things here and there to see if he says thank you.

Sometimes we want to see that they appreciate us.

16.  Cook for him and waits to see if he'll thank you or compliment the food.

Once again, appreciation. Also, if my boyfriend tells me my cooking sucks, he can bet his ass I'm never cooking for him ever again.

17.  Criticize yourself to see if he'll stand up for you.

Maybe you'll say your arms look fat in a picture. His response should be "No, you look beautiful."

To be honest, this isn't always done as a test, sometimes we say what we feel about ourselves and I think it's important to boost your girlfriend up.

18.  Wait to see if he does certain things the exact way that you like it.

Fun fact about me: I am very adamant about having the toilet seat down when flushing. Sometimes I'll watch him flush to see if he puts the lid down and if not, you better believe all hell breaks loose.

19.  When you tell him you "can't hang out" to see if he keeps asking you to hang out.

I am proud to admit I don't do this but I know certain girls do.

20.  Steal his hoodie and see if he asks for it back.

Trust me, all girls want their boyfriend's clothes. Yes, I might have 40 hoodies but I want yours.

21.  Sit on the opposite side of the couch to see if he'll scoot towards you.

Again, affection. It's the little things.

22.  Testing him on the conversation you just had to see if he was actually paying attention.

We want to know that you care. And that you're paying attention to us.

23.  Not reminding him of important dates/details to see if he remembers.

Again, pay attention to us.

24.  Asking for their phone to see if they give it to you.

I'm not someone to snoop but I think it's just a sign of good faith if they aren't super protective over their phone. You might not even want to go through it but it's more of a "test."

25.  Telling him you're hanging out with a boy to see if he gets jealous.

Your boyfriend should trust you no matter what.

It's important to note that not everything up there is a test. Sometimes girls do things just because that's how they are. It's not always a test, believe it or not.

On a side note, I want to thank my boyfriend (as I'm sure most girls will after reading this) for putting up with me through my constant crazy moods and behaviors! You're a trooper.

Briana Le
Briana Le

Literally, so hot RN

Literally, so hot RN

12 Things To Know Before Dating A Girl Who Loves Country Singers More Than She Loves You

They’re just as important as you, babe.

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If you're about to fall for a girl who falls for country singers, prepare yourself by knowing the following:

1. The playlist 

My playlist will go from Luke Combs to Blake Shelton and you'll have to deal with it. Your playlists are not an option. I will go on and on about how beautiful their voice is, but don't get jealous.

2. Releases

I will set alarms for new releases like Luke Combs "The Prequel" and you HAVE to be as excited as I am. I will be more excited about these releases than I am about anything else in life, but suck it up buttercup.

3. Concerts

I will give up time with you to go see my favorite singers and you’ll just have to understand. You can either join or not, but the plans aren’t changing.

4. Lyrics

You will hear me quote their lyrics more than I’ll say I love you, but just know I still love you.

5. Car rides

Every car ride will include country music, while it will most likely be Luke Combs or Adam Doleac blaring on the radio, you better enjoy every bit of it.

6. I will talk about how beautiful they are.

You’ll hear about their looks often, wether it be Luke Combs eyes or Luke Bryan’s voice, the looks will be brought up. Don’t get jealous, you’re just as handsome.

7. Their voices

Their voices are BEAUTIFUL. While I personally favor Luke Combs, just know I love yours too.

8. Phone backgrounds 

My phone background is most likely some country singer and not a picture of us, but you’re important, I promise.

9. Home Decor 

I will have pictures of Faren Rachels and I up before I have some of us, but realize I have plenty of pictures of us and one with her.

10. Awards

Whenever any awards are on, they’re number one priority compared to your Braves games. You can always watch recaps.

11. Singing 

I will randomly start singing any song by them and probably interrupt any story you're telling, sorry they're on my mind.

12. Dates

I will make sure any release dates for new songs, albums, or concerts are on my calendar; however, I will probably forget our anniversaries.

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11 Things The Man You Love Should Do For You, No Questions Asked

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that mean a lot.

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Every girl feels special when the guy she's dating does simple things for her that not everyone thinks about. Here's a list of 10 things that every girl genuinely appreciates.

1. Open/Hold the door

I feel like this one is really simple because everyone has to walk through doors. Chivalry isn't dead, let him open the door for you. He's not trying to prove that you can't do it for yourself, but he's trying to be polite and show you that he cares for you.

2. Give you really big hugs

Everyone has bad days, and sometimes you just need a really big hug. Whether it be a bear hug or the hug where he picks you up and spins you around, it will make you feel better in the long run.

3. Buy you really small gifts

One of the best things my boyfriend has ever done for me is simply bringing me a Dr. Pepper when he knows I'm tired from a long hard day full of exams or work. Sonic slushes will also make my day in a heartbeat.

4. Text/Call you just to tell you he loves you

This is pretty simple. It takes less than 10 seconds to text, and only a few minutes to call. Sometimes you get these texts right at the perfect moment, and it makes you feel so much better.

5. Come see you when you're sick

Everyone hates being sick. But seeing your friends and family while you're sick can make you feel so much better. Having your boyfriend come to see you and possibly even take care of you just makes being sick that much easier.

6. Respect your decisions

You're not married yet, so your decisions are up to you! He should respect the decisions you make and support you, even if it's not what he thinks is the best decision. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else!

7. Give you a shoulder to cry on

We all have bad days, and sometimes you just can't stop the tears from coming. Even if he's not good with crying, he should give you hugs and love to help you get through it.

8. Compliment you

Even if you look horrible and know so, hopefully, he'll still tell you that you look good. Even if the clothes you're wearing aren't his style, he should still tell you that they look good on you and that you are beautiful each and every day.

9. Call you when you're away or he's away

If you're like me, I miss my boyfriend after being away for about three hours, so when we're apart for more than a couple days, I love getting random calls from him when he knows I'm not busy. It's definitely better than a text.

10. Deal with all your annoying quirks

So if you're anything like me, you enjoy screaming music as loudly and horribly as you can in the car and making a complete fool of yourself, but he should love you for that anyway. I also love to take really stupid pictures, and he should put up with that too. He shouldn't be annoyed by your quirks, he should love them and laugh along with you.

11. Love you no matter what

I honestly feel like this goes without saying, but I put it on here so that the girls who don't feel like they're being loved no matter what can realize. He should want to work out problems with you instead of calling it quits and holding a grudge. He should want you to be happy and support you in every decision you make in life. When he loves you unconditionally, he will do all of the above things and more.

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