Women aren’t the only ones who want to get compliments — men want to hear compliments too!
However, you might be surprised to find out what they want to hear.
Your boyfriend may seem like the toughest guy in the world, but deep down, both he and other men are sensitive creatures.
It is a proven fact that men actually feel their emotions the most, while women are the ones who show emotions the most.
That means, we feel great when men compliment us, but they feel a lot better when they get compliments — even if they don’t blatantly show it.
Unfortunately, this lack of expression of emotions has led women to feel that most men don’t like compliments.
While men generally like compliments, some very specific ones — which they’re dying to hear — will surprise you.
Of course, a slap on his pretty followed by a compliment will make him proud — inside — but that’s not exactly the best compliment to give him.
Here are the things he’s been dying to hear you whisper in his ear after a long day.
1. Anything About How Masculine He Is.
It is true.
Men love to receive compliments about their masculinity.
Maybe they feel good about it because it validates the fact that they are now real men.
So go out there and comment on his beard or the manly way he walks.
Tell him his broad shoulders make you feel secure.
He’s going to freak out when he hears those kinds of compliments.
2. His Movie Selection.
As well to his choices for music, men also want to hear that they have the best taste in movies.
Not only will it show him that you pay attention to the little things, it will also reassure him that the two of you are compatible.
If you both like the same movies, you’ll get along for a long time—which men really want to know but never ask.
3. The Security You Feel With Him.
In addition to making him look extremely strong, those muscles also serve to protect you.
Tell him how safe you feel when you’re with him.
This may seem like a small detail, and perhaps a very obvious thing since you’re with him, but you’ll be surprised how important a compliment like this is to a man.
Throughout history, men are known for protecting the family, caring, providing, and treating well.
So even these days, men love to hear that they are playing their part.
4. His Style Choices
Yes, men aren’t exactly fashion gurus, but they still like to know when you think their outfit is attractive.
Not even just a t-shirt.
The fact that most men don’t care much about fashion makes the compliment that much more special.
Bonus points if you tell him that even you couldn’t pick a better outfit for him.
5. His Good Taste for Music.
There aren’t many things that make men feel special.
However, your boyfriend’s choice of music is one thing that can mean a lot to him — especially if he spends most of his time listening to music.
Just saying “you have good taste in music” is enough to massage his ego!
Before you know it, he’ll be sending you a playlist of different artists for you to check out.
Sharing this part of his life might even bring the two of you closer.
6. He Makes You Feel Great.
Tell him how happy you’ve been since you started dating him.
He might not show admiration after hearing that comment, as it’s his job to make you happy, but he’ll lay his head on the pillow at night before bed with a grin from ear to ear, thinking about what you said.
7. His Strength.
Drooling over your boyfriend’s muscles or telling him he’s hot is one thing, now talking about how strong he is is going to take his ego to another level.
Yes, muscles are delicious and any man who has a defined and muscular body will get a standing ovation whenever he takes his shirt off.
However, it is very rare for him to be praised for the strength he has.
He’s not spending hours at the gym every day just to get bloated. He wants to be strong and he wants to be able to protect you.
8. Tell Him How Much Your Friends Like Him.
No guy will admit that he cares deeply about what his girlfriend’s friends think about him, but he does… a lot.
If your friends don’t approve of him, he knows it will be a matter of time before they convince you that you shouldn’t like him either.
So the next time you two say goodbye to your friends after a party, talk into his ear all the things your friends have told you about him.
That’s a huge compliment for him, even if he doesn’t show it.
9. Say How Much Your Parents Love Him.
Approval from his friends is a need for him, but not just for them.
If you tell him that his parents love him, it will, once again, massage his ego and show that you want something very serious with him.
As parents’ opinions tend to have a big influence on their children’s relationship, the fact that they approve of their boyfriend takes away any insecurities he may have.
10. How Awesome He Is To His Family.
Don’t say that if it isn’t true.
All the other tips you can embellish, enhance, or fake to make him feel good, but when it comes to the way he treats his family, be totally honest.
No one wants to see you encouraging bad behavior that will only spill over to your family as well if the two of you decide to get married.
However, if he is kind to his sisters and brothers, helpful to his mother, and respectful to his father, show that you notice him.
Let him know how awesome you think he is with his family and he’ll be proud.
Men like compliments.
Although they don’t show you how much they like it, it’s still extremely necessary to praise your boyfriend from time to time.
Use one of these compliments the next time you meet him and watch him fill his eyes with happiness.
Have you ever given him any compliments and his reaction was amazing? Share in the comments.