Some men may think that women care about the silliest, most minuscule things, and yes we do, but for good reason. We notice the little things and also put thought into what may seem even trivial because those small acts of care can speak volumes–whether it’s in the way that we present ourselves, in the way we show our love for our partners or in the way that we are depicted as women.
Good morning, good night or mid-afternoon check-ins
Something as simple as a text message that lets us know that they’re thinking about us throughout their busy day is meaningful. It tells us that even if they’re not physically there with us, they want to know about what we’re up to and that we’re on their mind.
When they cook for us
Bonus points if it’s dinner that’s being prepared at the end of a stressful work day. I think I speak for the majority of women when I say that we love a man who can cook (or even make a valiant attempt to). Nothing says ‘I care about you’ like a delicious home-cooked meal.
When our hair isn’t cooperating
Don’t we all feel amazing and refreshed after we get a haircut? When I have a bad hair day, as silly as it sounds, it affects the rest of my day in some way. Our hair is like a part of our image. We want to make sure it’s well-groomed and we feel better when it’s in place.
When they back us up
Some women may find it offensive when men “come to their rescue” at the sign of trouble. We feel that we can fight our own battles, and it can be frustrating to be seen as a damsel in distress. On the other hand, we don’t want men to be completely sitting on the sideline when we really need their support.
When they take a real interest in our work
We work very hard and meet up with resistance. It means a lot when someone at home keeps tabs on how our projects are going.
When they show that they’re actively listening
Rather than answering with a “yes” or “OK”, it’s refreshing when they rephrase what we say or follow up with pertinent questions. It tells us they’re actually listening to us and care to hear about the subject further, that we’re not just being ‘dismissed’ so that they can get back to their usual programming.