1. Hand-write them a little love note.
Pretend that texting doesn’t exist, and take the time to grab a pen and paper and write it down. You don’t have to be Shakespeare to express your love for someone. Write whatever comes to mind, even if it is just three simple words.
2. Make one of their daily tasks easier.
Make his cup of coffee in the morning just the way he likes it, feed the dog and take him out so she gets ten extra minutes of sleep, pour her a glass of wine, or crack her a beer after she’s had a long, tiring day at work. The things they have to do every single day, take one day (or many) to do it for them.
3. Surprise them.
Do something they wouldn’t expect you to. Cook them dinner (maybe in your underwear), go to a park together after work instead of watching TV, pick up your towel off the bathroom floor, anything they’ll notice that you usually don’t do, do it. Spicing things up can never hurt, and even the smallest surprises feel enormously refreshing.
4. Do something they love to do (that you don’t).
It’s about them, not you. Let them know you’re not just thinking about yourself by doing something they love, and without them asking.
5. Do something you both love doing together.
Remember how thankful you are to be in each other’s lives by celebrating it together. That one restaurant you both love going to, go. That one scenic drive that always relaxes you, take it. That dive bar where you dance like no one is watching because no one actually is, go there and dance. Relax together. Laugh together. Love together.
6. Say it.
As simple as it sounds, it’s make a world of difference. If you appreciate the things they do for you, make sure they know, and a simple thank you usually does the trick.
7. Show affection.
A wonderful thank you often comes in the form of a hug. And if we’re not remaining PG, then there are other forms of affection that serve the same purpose, and they often end with an orgasm.
8. Tell them all the things you love about them.
Be specific. She knows you love her smile, and he knows you love his sense of humor. Tell them the non-generic things that only you know and love about them. The way he always kisses your cheek before he leaves for work, even if you are still sleeping, the way she laughs at her own jokes even when no one else does, tell them the little things you love that are so specific they’ll know you’re being genuine.