Let’s face it, guys: we’re not always the best at picking up cues from the women who love us. We don’t always say the right thing, or do the right thing, or make the right dinner reservation, even though she told you a million times she hated that one Italian place. We’re not perfect. Thankfully for us, our better halves tend to understand that. To an extent.
Which makes the following guide all the more important. With our friends from Forevermark Diamonds, we’ve identified eight signs that she deserves something special—a night out, a nice gift, an exquisite diamond necklace, ring or earrings from The Forevermark Tribute™ Collection...
Think of it as a kind of good-relationship checklist.
1. She makes you laugh.
It’s a scientific fact* that the couple who laughs together stays together. And while we’re sure you’re pretty hilarious, if you’re consistently laughing at—or, most importantly—with your partner, it’s a strong indication that she’s doing something right.
*Based on no actual quantifiable evidence
2. She finds your most embarrassing qualities endearing.
Your tendency to crack Dad jokes during museum tours. Your outrageous dance moves. The weird British accent that comes on after you’ve had a few drinks. The fact that she forgives—nay, cherishes—your flaws and quirks means she loves you for you. And probably deserves a little something extra.
3. She picks you up when you’re feeling down.
Assuming she’s the first person you go to when you’ve had a rough day, she’s also probably the first person for which you deserve to do something really, exceptionally nice...
4. She does things you admire.
You should admire certain aspects of your partner, and, if you’re lucky, she should admire certain aspects of you. She should make you want to be better—at work, at life, with her. Speaking of which: that holiday gift isn’t going to buy itself.
5. She inspires you to get out of your comfort zone.
One of the best parts of being in a relationship is that you have one another, and enough confidence in one another to feel comfortable taking some risks, trying new things, going on big, crazy Southeast Asian adventures—knowing that, if something goes awry, she’ll always have your back.
6. She both challenges you and makes your life easier.
It’s great to be with someone who does things for you before you’ve even thought to ask. But it’s also great to be with someone who calls you out when you’ve done something wrong, and doesn’t let you rest on your relationship laurels—not because she takes pleasure in doing so, but because she wants you to be the best you can be.
7. She makes you feel more like yourself.
Our everyday life demands we be slightly different people in slightly different social situations—with clients, or coworkers, or new acquaintances. But with her, you should feel completely comfortable being yourself, in part because she helps bring out those unique qualities that make you who you are.
8. It’s the holiday season.
Consider this a rule of thumb: once you see twinkly lights and/or snow falling, you should probably start thinking about the something-special you’re going to get her. Very much related: you can use our Gift Matcher to find beautiful diamond jewelry from The Forevermark Tribute™ Collection that reflects and celebrates the qualities of the woman you love.