I Love the Small Things In a Relationship

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    Kisses on the forehead,

    massages, looking deep into my eyes, cuddling, confiding in me, good morning/night texts, making me laugh, compliments, taking my hand, late night conversations, hearing the words "it's okay", kisses, hugs, protecting me...the list is endless:)
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    2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    I Love Small Things

    Small things in a relationship are important to me and sometimes more important then the big things. I love having the doors opened for me, texting me just to say hi and you are thinking about me, buying me flowers or gifts so often, treating me to dinner or rubbing my back and...
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    3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

    I seen him today:) I stopped by his work.

    Iv missed him so much. we hug and neither one of us wanted to let go. We dated for two years and it was the best two years of my life. I'm so happy were getting back together . he's my world my everything. this time I'm not letting him go. I love you so much?????
    barrelracer1 barrelracer1
    22-25, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    The small things always make things good .

    The touch of his hand and smile make my day better . Even if we spend a moment together , it's always fun and loving . Always makes, the day , week and life in gen better .
    LT167 LT167
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    I love when my boyfriend kisses my hand,

    offers to get me my favorite sodas, takes care of me when I am sick. We like showing each other music the other has not listened to before. After almost 2 years together I still blush when he compliments me or tells me I'm beautiful<3
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2014
    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    Like When He...

    god, nothing comes more important than the small things. because the small things happen, when you truly have a thoughtful and considerate guy, who has you on his mind, even in the simplest of times. like when he.. has gum or mints or even food or a drink, and he makes sure to...
    uhyta uhyta
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2012

    It's 2 am. I wake purposefully,

    not because I can not sleep, not because an alarm went off. I wake because the desire for you has consumed me. I know you are asleep in your bed. Carefully, quietly like a shadow I slide my key into your door. The key in the door is so loud I'm worried my surprise will be ruined...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    The good morning kisses.

    .. The good night hugs.. Picking me up my favourite type of dessert.. The simple stroke of my hair.. The way you laugh at my jokes even when they come out wrong..
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

    I believe the small things are usually what can

    build a relationship or destroy it. I love my boyfriend and will always be grateful for him being there for me and loving and accepting me unconditionally. He would go to lengths to put a smile on my dial and so would I for him in usual circumstances. Although, I feel like he...
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    Jun 22, 2015

    Small things I love in my relationships: 1.

    Massages 2. Movie time 3. Playful wrestling with Kisses. 4. Great communication 5. Spending time with her Family.
    UnderThisSkin UnderThisSkin
    Sep 16, 2015

    If someone had asked me 20 years back

    if I would go to a theater to watch Cinderella, I would have laughed and said nevveerrrr.But there I was a few days back watching it with my girls and I have to admit it was good.Have courage & be kind has a whole new meaning now. lolAll that I need is a pink shirt to complete...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

    When I was younger I always imagined my first

    relationship to be perfect, I was never the type to make my way through guy after guy, so I always knew, or had a feeling that he would be the "one." It's been three months already, I remember it clearly, I re-live it in my head all the time. Laying in my room, dark and cold...
    TooToo21 TooToo21
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    The small and simple things in life people take

    for granted. I actually value and cherish the small things.
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    Jun 23, 2015

    I love it when he taps me on my shoulder,

    plays with my hair, wraps his arm around me and tells me that he's been thinking of me the whole entire day while he's at work. :)
    immieomg immieomg
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    They say two halves make a whole,

    but what if those two halves don't fit? Like half a banana doesn't fit with half an apple. This goes for relationships. Two half people can never make a relationship work. Relationships are like ceilings or a roof. If you have two strong pillars the roof stays up, when only one...
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    2 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    The small things are usually taken

    for granted I don't though, I open car doors or doors for her if had a her, Hold hands hugs or PDA, Buy cards flowers lingerie for no reason spoil per say send poems on texts ect.. All the small simple honest true stuff I belive in.
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    1 Response Aug 10, 2015
    inboots inboots
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2014

    Been an interesting morning around here.

    .. Unfortunately the Snow-blower is being obstinate... No matter that Dave spent countless minutes out there in the freezing cold trying to coerce it into submission... and then later when he landed several precision kicks in strategically aimed areas... (with the pin-point...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    everything I do I do it

    for you .. there're people like us who're made this way, link us up together, givers should meet other givers for a full harvest together.
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    Aug 24, 2015

    Holding hands, scruff rubs,

    when we share a bowl of food or a drink together, how we both love our popcorn to be slightly burned, cuddling against him as he plays Xbox, the scent of his cologne and how big his clothes fit on me. These small things, and more, always make me smile and my heart happy :)
    butterflybaby90 butterflybaby90
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2016

    I love our closeness.

    The bond we have. The inside jokes, the ability to read each other. Our talks about the news and our opinions. Mostly, he gets me. I mean he knows what I am trying to say, and automatically senses my emotion and responds.
    MrsTran06 MrsTran06
    31-35, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    They All Count

    My favorite things are the small things, especially surprises.  A text message just because... An unexpected visit... A touch as he walks by... Catching him looking at me... An "I love you" out of the blue... Holding hands in public... Doing the dishes...
    purpleriz purpleriz
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2009

    I love when he kisses my nose,

    holds my hand in the car, says ditto, and holds me when we sleep....he's amazing.
    chickengirl14 chickengirl14
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2015

    The Best

    You know............................ This is so true. But not even with a romantic relationship. Even the small things you share in your friendships. I rmemeber the small things from some of my best friends 30 years ago. It's these things for me at least that I remember the most...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    We live in separate country's

    although his original from here. We started dating a little over 17 months ago. But I had my eyes on him....way back in senior years. He was a junior. I finally have him and his all I thought of been. We do everything in a long relationship but I sometime wished he was here with...
    Dolo5 Dolo5
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    Ladies, Grow Up!

    I saw a post on one of my mom's groups asking why the ladies on the board loved their husbands. Except for a very small handful, most EVERY woman said something akin to "because my husband gives me whatever I want, takes me places, buys me THINGS" and so on and so forth...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    As a girl, we may think

    that we should always have his attention but as a lady, we know that that is not always the case. As a boy, he could always give you the attention you want but as a man, he knows how to make you feel secure of his feelings for you. That even though his attention is not...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    The hugs from behind,

    kisses on the forehead, massages, goodmorning and goodnight texts, then "I'm missing you" texts, cuddling in bed watching movies, naps together, opening doors and being a gentlemen. Literally alllllll little things. I miss them<3
    93rp 93rp
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    Yep...i'll Drink To That...

    The moments we shared on the couch...my head on his lap (or feet!) or side by side snuggling....a delicate balancing act.
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl
    19 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    They say that the best way to keep your guy

    with you is to play hard to get, ignore him sometimes and never make the first step in anything. Well I see that this is wrong and it's the easiest way to lose your love because love isn't about who takes the first step. It's about completing each other and taking care of each...
    SakuraRi SakuraRi
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    My boyfriend and I have been together almost a

    year, long distant the entire time. And I have seen different challenges that I never had in my past relationships. But I don't think I have ever really appreciated my previous relationships like I do with him. On my birthday, he made me a home made card. Complete with cut out...
    canadianeh1987 canadianeh1987
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    Playing Your Guitar

    Holding your guitar to play          Taking me in your arms in a sway Hands ready and in place          Gently cupping my face Fingers on my skin strumming          Butterflies inside fluttering Singing...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    20 Responses Jun 30, 2010

    It's the thing I miss the most

    since I've been single. I am by nature a care taker. By that I mean I enjoy taking care of my man. From cooking dinner to ironing his shirts. I like to pamper him and make him feel like the king of my castle. It's those little things that miss doing. I miss not taking the little...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72
    41-45, F
    Apr 6, 2014

    I love his hair, cuddles in bed,

    how he wants the best for me and even though I try to push him away sometimes, he acts like a boomerang. I love the way I can talk to him about anything, I love the way he cooks for me and can make any food taste nice and seem exotic. I love the way he's driven and can finish...
    yewus yewus
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    The tone of voice he used

    when he realized you were scared of your own emotions after midnight. It's that hug that wrap everything to where it supposed be. The softer touch but bolder figure to let you know how safe you can feel through him. The kiss can dig through your skin when he made the contact.
    masmelo masmelo
    18-21, F
    May 22, 2015

    Those pointless stupid conversations

    that other people wouldn't have with you. Being goofy but still affectionate and loving. Those looks you give each other that end up making you both smile like an idiot even though nothing was said.
    bigca1697 bigca1697
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2015
    YangXiaoLong14 YangXiaoLong14
    18-21, T
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    I love just getting hugs from her

    when we part ways at the end of the school day. I love seeing her smile, and I especially love when she gets shy when I call her "sweetie" when she is normally a confident person.
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383
    18-21, M
    Jan 7, 2015

    I miss and love the simple things in

    relationships...nothing Grande just the simple sweetness of growing with another person.
    SimplicitysSong SimplicitysSong
    26-30, F
    Aug 27, 2015

    yes!! like, just holding hands,

    and that little fumble until you find the finger gaps ^_^ the way you will catch the other person looking at you and they still get shy the inside jokes :3 hugging is not just a hug..it becomes this...safety, this warm amazing little zone where you are just..happy nose...
    PonderingPanda PonderingPanda
    26-30, M
    Dec 14, 2013

    Well, hopefully it isn't small.

    . I have only had two romantic relationships. Both were quite short lived. The first was about conquest. He desired me. The second was about desire, yes, but in a different way. When I was at school, it was a girls' school (Burntwood, SW17), the boys nears outs always wanted...
    Beannie97 Beannie97
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2016

    hey , i am 23 year male ,

    and i looking someone whom will become good friend give me space in her heart.Please contact with me only real woman .
    Bhargav09 Bhargav09
    26-30, M
    Apr 13, 2015
    TyCarlisle TyCarlisle
    18-21, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    I love the glint in his eyes

    when he looks at me The funny little smirk he gets when he thinks I'm being cute that shakes his whole head The way he always tries to make me happy The way he puts cinnamon in his hot chocolate The face he makes when he tries dark chocolate The way his hair curls when he gets a...
    mcc1109 mcc1109
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2014

    Waking up to a cute note every morning is what

    keeps me going through my days.
    amberrey1 amberrey1
    22-25, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    when your so close to a compleatly straight guy

    you can pretend flirt with each other while at the same time do litteraly mean it with out the sexual context...basicly bromance, if you could call it that.oh and this is electronicly. with a guy I know is very well real yet I have never met.
    dathglas dathglas
    16-17, M
    Feb 21, 2016

    Whether it a hand holding,

    my favorite candy given to by the bf, etc. it's beustiful. BUT OF COURSE IVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT CUZ IM FOREVER ALINE
    WeirdAlyank WeirdAlyank
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    I love all the things he does

    for me. i never had anyone do so much just for me. Asks me to go out places, gets me gifts or does anything romantic.
    ejoallen ejoallen
    16-17, F
    Jan 11, 2016

    It's the small things

    that keep a relationship together. Just a touch on the arm, a knowing smile, being able to be quiet together.
    padraig17325 padraig17325
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2015
    Manishworld Manishworld
    36-40, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    I love just having my arm around her waist,

    and rubbing her back. She loves it too, which makes lt even more enjoyable for me. She doesn't know it, but I fall for her every single day I'm with her. If it's not her just being with me, then it's the way her smile lights up those gems she claims are eyes, or the way her...
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383
    18-21, M
    Mar 4, 2015
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