Our ideal partner isn't someone who can do everything, but instead someone who can do little things for us. I think I always knew that--my boyfriend that tried to do every little thing for me drove me insane, but those who instead tried to simply bring me some french fries at the end of the day.
Mic decided to do a survey of more than 1,500 people to help look at the seemingly insignificant things that our boyfriends or girlfriends do that just make us smile. Here's my favorite responses they got--you can see the rest on Mic!
"She reads me news articles in bed (in the morning) while I'm waking up (she is a morning person and I am definitely not)."
"On the weekend, I would sleep in and he would wake up early and play some video games and make breakfast. I would always wake up to the smell of homemade waffles and bacon, and he would come in, cuddle next to me and whisper 'Babe, breakfast is ready.'"
"When I block him in the driveway with my car, he gets up earlier than he has to to move our cars around so I can sleep in while he goes to work!"
"My boyfriend plays Duolingo in the bath to learn Spanish for my parents, who are native speakers. Hearing the little chime makes me so thankful for him."
"Coming home to discover that he let himself into my house just to clean it up for me, so that I don't have to when I get home. He never tells me and is back at his house by the time I realize what he's done."
"Places her iPhone in her bag during brunch/lunch/dinner."
"I travel a lot for work so when I'm gone my partner will send me text messages as though our pup, Zooey, is writing them. Its really sweet because he also sends pictures of her and it makes me laugh and feel genuinely missed by both of them."
"He calls me, because cell phones can do that, too."
"Buys me little candy surprises when she is shopping at our favorite markets/stores without me."
"My boyfriend always buys me Sour Patch Kids when I have a rough day, or he's proud of me."
"Always lets me eat the last bite of ice cream."
"Brings me coffee in bed."
"Starts randomly dancing in the living room to the most random songs. It's a spontaneous dance party! Gets me every time."
"Whenever I'm feeling sad, she always talks to me in song, like she makes up a silly tune to what she's trying to tell me. Like, "Stop worrying, you're amazing!" and things like that. Six years ago she didn't appreciate musicals, and now she sings to me."
"Honestly it's the little things like asking me about my day and telling me I'm beautiful when I have circles under my eyes from exhaustion and no make up on."