For my boyfriend's birthday, I came up with this list of why I love him. He loved it!
A couple of weeks ago, it was my boyfriends birthday. I couldn't think of anything to write in his birthday card other than the usual "I love you," so I thought I'd tell him exactly how much I love him. I didn't intend to carry on for 100 different points, but I got to 90 without realising—and then decided to continue to 100 to make it more of a round number.
He loved it and thought it was a really sweet thing to do. Of course, then he ruined the mood by joking that he wouldn't be able to think of that many for me. If you are like my beloved boyfriend and can't think of enough reasons, feel free to take some inspiration from this list or steal a couple of my points.
Love happens at such a deep level beyond logic or reasons that it can be tough to figure out exactly why you love a person. For this article, I decided to divide my list into themes to make it easier for other people to think up their own reasons. The themes are all kind of reasons in themselves. They each complete the sentence: "I love..."
- Who You Are: What do you like about your boyfriend's personality? His passions, his looks, the things he does outside of your relationship?
- Our Connection: Do you and your boyfriend have a special connection? What are your songs? What reminds you of him?
- How You Make Me Feel: How do you feel when you're with your boyfriend? Let him know!
- How You Support Me: Having a supportive partner can make all the different in the world. Let your boyfriend know how much you appreciate his support.
- When We're Alone: Feel free to be as sexy and scandalous as you like. What does he do when you're alone together that really works for you?
- When You're Silly: Sometimes the silliest, most mundane things about a person are what we love the most. Do you appreciate his sense of humor? Maybe you secretly love it even when he annoys you.
- All the Little Things: These are the little moments of daily life that make you stop and realize how much you love this person.
Who You Are
These are a few things about my boyfriend's personality that always make me happy. These reasons don't necessarily have anything to do with our relationship. They are just reasons I love my boyfriend because of who he is.
1. The way you smell.
2. How you light up the whole room when you smile.
3. How you still get shy about things.
4. How you’re always just adorably cute.
5. Your gorgeous eyes.
6. How you are yourself around everyone and wouldn’t change for anyone.
7. The way you laugh when I tickle you.
8. How you laugh in general.
9. When you cry.
10. The look in your eyes before you kiss me.
My boyfriend and I have an amazing connection. Sometimes I can feel the love in the room just looking at him. He knows all my secrets and I know all of his. We can be ourselves when we're together.
11. That you tell me secrets that your friends don’t even know.
12. How I can trust you with my life.
13. How you need me.
14. How you haven’t given up on me yet.
15. That you can have any girl that you want, but you still choose me.
16. That we miss each other even when we saw each other yesterday.
17. How you’ll always be there for me to talk to.
18. When you talk to me about kids.
19. That you mean more to me than anything else in the world.
20. How you always have the right thing to say to me.
21. That you’d stand up for me in an argument, whether I was right or wrong.
22. How we stay up too late talking about our future.
23. When we talk on the phone for hours, even though it only feels like ten minutes.
24. That you still love me even though you’ve seen me looking terrible.
25. How you say, ‘I love you, sweetie.’
26. That you can’t stay in a mood with me for long.
27. Our memories.
28. Our plans.
29. How we just can’t leave each other.
30. That over time, as I look at you, I love you more and more.
How You Make Me Feel
Just being in the same room as my boyfriend makes me feel protected and safe. He knows how to make me laugh despite myself, and he always knows how to make me feel special.
31. When you kiss me and the whole world disappears and everything is perfect.
32. How you can get me out of a bad mood (even if it’s you who put me in it).
33. That just thinking about you makes me smile.
34. How you can always make a bad day good.
35. The way your arms feel around me.
36. The way I feel safe when I’m with you.
37. How you always know how to make me laugh.
38. That you always tell me I look beautiful (even when I blatantly don’t!).
39. That you make me feel like the most special girl in the world.
40. How you can always make my troubles go away with ‘I love you.’
41. How you’ve helped me remember who I really am, not who other people want me to be.
42. When you hold my hand.
How You Support Me
I know I can always count on my boyfriend to have my back. He supports and encourages me more than anyone else ever has. Here are some of the many ways he supports me.
43. That you comfort me when I cry for no reason on the phone.
44. How you always know when something is wrong.
45. That your letters never fail to make me cry.
46. How you hold me when I’m scared.
47. How you tell me everything will be ok.
48. How you forgive me straight away when I do something that makes you angry.
49. That you respect my feelings.
50. When you explain things to me when I get confused.
51. How you cope with my stresses.
52. How you make an effort with my friends.
53. When you put me first.
54. When you dance with me even though you don’t want to.
55. How you listen to my opinions and don’t ignore me because I’m a girl.
56. How you love me just the way I am.
57. That you always give me your jacket when I’m cold.
58. How you give me the choice of what we should do.
59. The times when we’ve both been so low but, somehow, you managed to make me smile.
60. How you treat me like no one else has treated me, like I actually matter.
When We're Alone
If you start thinking about your alone time with your boyfriend, I can guarantee you'll think of some great things to write. Don't be embarrassed! If there's something he does that really turns you on or makes you feel great, you should let him know what he's doing right! I'm only including my tamer reasons in this article, but you should feel free to get as sexy as you like. He'll love it.
61. The cute face you make when you're trying to take off my bra.
62. Our bed.
63. When you give me a massage (more often please!).
64. When you stare into my eyes for ages.
65. How I’m not afraid to be myself when I’m with you . . . alone . . . in our bed.
66. That when we lie together, we fit perfectly.
67. When you smell my hair.
68. Your ridiculous, angry-looking sex face.
69. That you know exactly what turns me on.
70. That I could just lie with you forever.
When You're Silly
These are some of the sillier things I love about my boyfriend. This list probably has some crossover with the one below. Little things and silly moments make up so much of our lives. I think it's important to let my boyfriend know that they add up to make our relationship wonderful.
71. That we argue about who loves who most.
72. Your nicknames for me . . . SUNBEAM!
73. How you let me watch what I want: Moulin Rouge, Sex and the City, Supernanny, etc.
74. When you laugh at me when I get things wrong. (Who’s fighting in Afghanistan?)
75. How you don’t take crap from anyone, except me . . . lol.
76. When we wrestle.
77. When you let me beat you when we wrestle.
78. When you get mayonnaise on your chips.
79. When I have to lean over when you have crotch pants.
80. How you talk to my face, not my boobs (most of the time).
All the Little Things
This last section brings together all the little moments and tiny gestures that show me how much my boyfriend truly loves me. I want him to know that I notice all the little efforts he makes and that they mean a lot to me.
81. When you text me like five minutes after I’ve left your house.
82. When you don’t wake me up when I fall asleep at your house.
83. When you embarrass me at the park.
84. When we play with Alfie the dog.
85. When we watch a romantic film.
86. When you play our songs.
87. When you ask about my family.
88. Going for meals with your parents.
89. Our walks to the shop.
90. When you secretly buy me things.
91. Being in the car with you.
92. The writing you painted on my bed.
93. Your letters.
94. Your texts.
95. When you annoy me on purpose.
96. When you share your candy with me.
97. When we sit in your garden.
98. When you walk in the common room and give me that cheeky smile.
99. Our nights in.
100. Everything you do that makes you the most amazing boyfriend in the world!
God, reading over this again brings back all the amazing memories we've had together. If you're with someone that you truly love, let them know how important they are to you! Tell them every day how much you love them. I love my boyfriend, and I will never let him go.
Rosie on January 25, 2020:
I like it all quotes thanks
KarmaEX on November 22, 2019:
This helped me thanks :]
bre on September 21, 2019:
im doing this for my one year anniversary
Momo on August 13, 2019:
dhuyfdchn on June 23, 2019:
I like this cute boy at my school.
independentfemininistgf on April 12, 2019:
I love the way he can talk to me for hours about books and music and politics. I love that he gets mad at the world because it has hurt me somehow. I love how he looks at me when we're laughing, like he could be there forever in the moment. I love how he fake salutes me every time we run into each other at work, and how he makes fun of me lovingly with only his eyes
sophia day on February 09, 2019:
i did this for valentines day and he loved it
yo gurl on February 04, 2019:
this would be amazing for valentines day!!
Unknown on December 10, 2018:
Monserrat morales on November 21, 2018:
I am love so with him iman he is iran i meet internet in chat he lives in seattle wa was last year and my family they not let talking with o send texts send want i do can t i am sittl love with him and i feel alone i am feel lovely he sitll love with him i feel so sad but my family they undersntad i how much love with him i need talk some one
princella on September 28, 2018:
i love my boyfriend a whole lot he make me happy,he cheer me up wen ever im feeling dwn..he understand my bipolar humor,he understand my pain wen ever im going thru stuff,he have always been their for me ever since...wen ever i tell him ineed him he will b by my side,he is 1 of my big suppoter n i will always an 4ever love him...i wanna get marride n have a happy family..dats d only ting left...
Michelle on July 09, 2018:
I love my boyfriend, I love everything about him and he is so sweet and he would do anything to protect me. My boyfriend is my hero, my one and only, my one true love. When my boyfriend and I first started dating, I knew right then and there that I found the one for me. My boyfriend is everything a girl would want and would need. He is perfect for me in every way possible. He is unique in his own way and he makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world and I would be lost and confused without him. My boyfriend is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I love him for the way he is and more...
Olivia on April 09, 2018:
My boyfriend and I started dating about 9 months and 8 days ago from today. He is my life and so much more. I am a junior and he is in his 2nd year of college, since he takes morning classes it is convenient for me because I get out of school in the late afternoon so we have a lot of time together. This man comes and gets me from school every single day and has never asked for a dime to use for gas money nor has he ever complained about coming to get me. Occasionally, he sleeps in a little late from playing video games (mostly fortnite or sea of thieves) so he would come get me from my house just a few minutes late. He always apologizes even when it’s not a big deal, even when it’s not his fault. He is such a kind and loving person. He is able to understand me (most of the time haha) and know when I am upset or clearly happy. His smile is his best feature and makes my heart melt. I am the luckiest girl to call him mine because he is loyal, committed, and dedicated to this relationship and I want to call him my husband one day in the near future. We were only together for a couple weeks before he had gotten me a promise ring the day I turned 16. I cried and he was so nervous about it but that was the best day of my entire life besides the day I had met him. I have been in only 2 other relationships before him and they weren’t healthy. I almost gave up and went to my old party ways of not giving a crap about anyone or anything, but he had picked me up and hasn’t let me fall back down since. I love this man to death. Thank you for all of these good ideas because I remembered a lot about our relationship in the beginning and I am grateful for that.
jessica on January 26, 2018:
you should find where he is and tell him how much you love him and show him you just want him too show you all his attention keep going for your man girl .
jessica on January 26, 2018:
This is sweet i'm 16 in love and most of this i can actually relate .I know my boyfriend loves me and i can't complain because he's always there and there for me when i need him. Sometimes it doesn't feel so real but it is . i'm so happy with him and it feels so good to love someone like him .
unknown on September 28, 2017:
I'm in love with my boyfriend and we love each other but I don't trust myself..earlier yesterday I sent him a text that made him angry because I was complaining that he doesn't care of me and sort of until now he is not taking my calls he is not responding to anything..what should I do to make him accept me and we are in a long distance relationship
Mindy on July 15, 2017:
This sounds less like what you love about him and more that you love how he makes you feel verses the person he actually is.
Kay on January 17, 2017:
Are u still together lol
Trinity on July 29, 2016:
zukiswaflam on July 27, 2016:
woooooow this is so graet.i miss my man already.
Akacia Gooden on July 09, 2016:
I want to write a teen fiction about this list SO BADLY! But I don't want it to think like I'm taking credit for it. I know better than to do that though.
May I have your permission to write a teen fiction about your list Natalie? I PROMISE you I will not take credit for your work.
Let me know as soon as you can. Thanks =)
Izzy on March 17, 2014:
nicky on January 08, 2014:
I have a bf that I am crazy about an so in love with,but when we talk over the phone he tells me he loves me,then I say I love him back then he asks me...promise??or he asks me why do I love him,I asked my best friend what I should say...then she told me I should say because his like my first love all over again...and stuff...and I did...but then she told me!that's fucked!because a bf is never suppose to ask a Questions like that!his suppose to know why I love him and what I love about him!if he asks me why do I love him??does he really loves me back??
my name is keke on November 26, 2013:
I want you to pray god for it so your boyfriend can be back ok.
anounymous on October 18, 2013:
I have tried many love spells and had no success. I was online and came across Dr obodo (firstname.lastname@example.org). I was having an issue with my partner we have both been separated for 4 months. I thought I would try one more time. I did it and everything changed, he came back to me and ask me to forgive him. Now we are married and planning to have children soon.Thank you so much for all your help!.
Stack House on March 28, 2013:
this is so nice. spread the love : )
Paolo Cross from Philippines on February 21, 2013:
This hub makes me want to create an account in OkCupid. :) Keep on loving!
Bradley Kaye from Lewiston, New York on February 11, 2013:
Great hub! I just posted a hub based on my experience finding the love of my life! It definitely relates. Warm Wishes to you and your boyfriend!
maya on December 28, 2012:
i agree with you bigman.
Kina on December 12, 2012:
That's amazing. Way to go for you guys. Some of those points I didn't agree with as much, but that's good. Because if all of that described our (my boyfriend and I) relationship, then that would have been freaky.
All you need is love.
Mitchell on December 07, 2012:
i had all those reasons and i was once in love...and ' envious of those...who have that special one...
he was taken from me...and he died so i shall say to everyone else...love with all your heart cuz they could be stolen at any time
stacey on November 18, 2012:
this is one of the sweetest things I've read. Nothing wrong with declaring the reasons why you love someone. We all know that when we argue with our other halfs we can rhyme off all the things we hate about them, but we never stop for a second to think about the small things we love about the person. If you're in an unhappy relationship then maybe you don't think this is nice and is bullshit. But for those of us who are in a good, happy and caring relationship, we can relate to the majority oft he points she makes and even add our own to it.
nick on October 13, 2012:
it's sweet!!! but too much !
serah on August 15, 2012:
well, these words are so sweet...
Anjo Bacarisas II from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines on August 12, 2012:
wew.. thanks for all of this, i had a great time reading this hub. putting together the reasons is so cool. The way you smell is really common to all of us. wew .. (experience basis)
Jane on July 29, 2012:
Your 100 words are totally I've experience with my boyfriend and until 6 years we haven't meet the feeling is still the same. I'm just deeply in love with him. Do you think that we can be together since we have so many obstacles too? Glad with everyone who ever experience love :)
SpanishRose on July 16, 2012:
It's so sweet! I hope that your boyfriend loves you back the same way. Now is his turn to write his 100 reasons of why does he love you. I noticed that you wrote several times that he sees that you're pretty when you are not. You must be a pretty girl anyways, with no makeup on, messy hair, extra pounds, etc. Remember that we are all beautiful!! Now, make him post his 100 reasons...
savanna marie white holsted on July 12, 2012:
my boyfriend Dakota he always be there for me he is so speical to me makes me so happy and love by him its so true we dating like only 7 months we become boyfriend and girlfriend for a while but sometime he said that i always listen to you no matter what all the good things that this relationship its so wonnderful and speical this point we are perfect couple i`m deeply in love when he walk up to me and telling me that i always be there for you what boyfriends do as a person he make me a love letter its so beautful isn`t always perfect as you well that its really true to keep your man safe and be wram he`s my everything i totally love the most beautful thing to be alone with him and he always protecting you from another guys like that maybe you should give it a rest now if someone to take your side its so sweet and romantic trust worthing if that person were talking to you take your man away from you but you have to let it go appreciate it
kaylz on July 03, 2012:
Its true that love isn't always perfect, sometimes your bf will drive you crazy. But the point of this is to reflect on all the good things in a realationship and what it is you love about them as a person..... the crap that comes with a relationship is inevitable but its the things like what's written above that makes you strive for a better future together. If we didn't have memories and reason, a relationship wouldnt survive.
HunniBunni on June 24, 2012:
Haha, this was sweet ^•^ Makes me appreciate my wonderful boyfriend, methinks. :)
vicky on June 24, 2012:
woooow bigman get a grip i know one thing you coukdnt know love even if it hit you right in the face
blablabla on June 21, 2012:
that was soooo cute aww
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harrygauss on June 08, 2012:
Also thinking about it, another thing. Smelling the other person can and does turn people on. If someone loves someone else, then when they smell something that smells like them, it can remind them of them. In this case the smell brings positive thoughts and makes her feel happy when she smells him. Clearly, big an hasn't been in love otherwise he would know this. Love you Racheal(my girlfriend :) .)
harrygauss on June 08, 2012:
Also want to point out another thing. Big an your wrong, although things like staring competitions are not always romantic, when your in love, everything seems romantic.
Love is very complicated, it is like a spell has been cast over you and you want to do nothing but what the spell makes you do, but if the spell breaks, then you wonder why you did anything that the spekl made you do.
Please comment on my last to comments if you have anything to say at all.
harrygauss on June 08, 2012:
Its people like bigman who end up miserable and alone. I'm a guy and I make a point of trying to do this sort of stuff. And maybe it isn't 100% true and maybe there are some tough moments where everything isn't fine, but because they love each other so much, none of these moments ever seam to happen.
Lerato Ramotshela on June 04, 2012:
Oh God. 3/4 of what i have read is happening in our relationship.... I was with him just few hours ago but i feel like going to his house. I comfort myself with the socks he bought me, little or less it feels like he is right here with me. I truly love Katlego Modiba
Lauren on June 03, 2012:
Bigman? Haha no, wasteman describes you perfectly. Just because you haven't experienced the feeling doesn't mean you can call bullshit on everything that has been said on this blog. I'm pretty sure everybody who is or has been in love KNOW that love isn't always easy, but that's the best part because you know you have the love of your life to comfort you and with a love so strong, you just know that you can get through anything. Nobody on this blog claimed love was perfect so maybe you should think or read properly before your comment. And fyi, my boyfriend would rather spend every single second of every single day with me than to go out with his buds drinking, it's called commitment and true appreciation of one another. Learn the meaning before you bump your gums okay luh
Lovergril on May 30, 2012:
Whooooooo!i don't hve nothing to say but ur message rock the heat i think ur boyfriend love it just like i do.don't care about what bigman33 say he never be in love and he can go to hell:D
inluvtonight on May 29, 2012:
So love isn't perfect, but it's one of the most amazing things in the world and I think it's SOOOO sweet that you wrote that for your boyfriend. lol, I'm writing a version of my own now for mine & my boyfriends 3 month anniversary, which is still a while away but who cares. lol.
And for those jerks who are writing rude asshole comments, remember, the chick who wrote this wrote it in a card for her boyfriends BIRTHDAY!! So she's not exactly gonna say crap stuff to him. Get real guys. She loves him and so what? Just cause you fail at love doesn't mean you can put this chikki down!!
Me.... on May 28, 2012:
Omg this is sweet and little things do count you haters! Love isn't perfect for some people but the others it is I don't care if anyone doesn't agree with me but don't correct me if I'm wrong
Rose on May 27, 2012:
That is SOOOOO sweet. 'Nuff said.
laurie0759 on May 24, 2012:
Okay this is really sweet... But if you think about it... Your explaining what has happened once! So please get real! For fucks sake! Nothing in life is a fairy tail. Sorry to burst your bubble here but its true! So live with it... I have a boyfriend and I love him sooo much, but he's not perfect, nobody is, and your making out that your boyfriend is, when he's no! But I still think its really sweer what you wrote tho. Cuz he basicly is perfect for you, and nobody will see him as perfect apart from you. So keep living your dream with him by your side. But don't forgett, nothing is perfect and everything can eventually break.
alondraRivera on May 23, 2012:
..So sweet.. Just Extatic.. Thank u for realizing some of the things i love about him :)
Jade on May 14, 2012:
I Love my boyfriend John, It's impossible to forget about him. He's always on my mind. And I fell for him since day one. I'm happy I have him in my life. He actually saved my life! I Don't think he can truly realize how much I fell for him. His smile, he cares, his love, his kisses, his voice, his laugh, Everything is so amazing and he's my everything! I'm soo deeply in love and I'm so happy that he's around!
socute on May 10, 2012:
For the record... my boyfriend would much rather be with me than his "boys" and a room full of beer. Whenever we're home he ditches his friends all day every day for me and only hangs out with them when *I* insist that he does. He loves me more than anything and literally this whole thing describes us perfectly :)
lover91 on April 28, 2012:
Bigmann33,if you can say nothing about, just b quiet !
Kelsey Kate on April 27, 2012:
Okay, I have been with my faithful frustrating and fabulous man for quite some time now and he is wonderful to me. If you actually read this post, not everything is "rainbows and butterflies." She does mention the hard times and arguments and how they lift eachother up and get eachother through, and this is an extremely important aspect of a healthy relationship. If people can't make it work like that and claim to be in love, I feel sorry for their futures together. Right or wrong I will stand by my man and I know he will do the same for me. Girls, there really are men in this world that will treat you right, have the confidence in yourself to not get sucked into a relationshit with men like BIGMAN33. And guys, if and when you find a girl whose needs and desires you'd put in front of your own, don't shy away out of fear, embrace it and feel what it's like to truly experience love. Until then, quit trolling women's blogs unless you've something to contribute, I know that you're looking for recognition hunny, but there are nicer ways to earn it in the real word, bless your heart.
completejoke on April 20, 2012:
I'm with Mr.Bigmann33-- I am madly in love with my boyfriend...but I am REALISTIC!! In fact I just read this to him and we were both giggling. The only sweet thing about this is the gesture..however, there is no really to make up random shit thy has happened ONCE in your relationship. Love him for some real shit-- like when he sucks at something-- he can take the truth. Or that when YOU suck at sommthing...he tells you. Love isn't rainbows and butterflies. It's messy and not everything is cute or precious. Get real. Like I said: nice gesture...but not realistic.
Arun on April 15, 2012:
Mr.Bigmann33, you must know that smell matters too. Smell contains the scent which wake up the inner feelings. If you don't know that, you must stop the crap you talk about love.
barbs on April 10, 2012:
bigmann33 you've clearly never been in love. I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years and I can tell you this, I fall more in love with him each and every day, and all those little things she's named off is not bs, you appreciate all of those things and love them more because of what they do.
Tiffany on April 05, 2012:
Aww that was so romantic yes lady's if u have that,hold on to him good men r hard to find!! Exspecially if u find one that kills his self for his family,you better take off his work boots!! Good 4 you grl...
ELIETH A on April 04, 2012:
woooooooow its so fascinatng and it amaizing n uknow what ur affectionate gal, fight for your lover gal u real inspire me i feel to have crash again now i belive that love is special feelng n not season feeling
Sonya on March 22, 2012:
i love my boyfriend. and bigmann33 keep harshful opinions to yourself, why did you even come on this site? if you don't believe in love?
,lm;l on March 18, 2012:
bigmann33 you've obviously never been in love
ariell on March 16, 2012:
woww howw rudeee "bigman33"
Jane Olaguer on February 24, 2012:
Wow. You sound so happy together! Wajuju
Nancy on February 04, 2012:
Oh gosh reading this realllly reminded me of my boyfriend. I don't know you but I feel lucky for people like us; happy in love. :)
Sara on July 05, 2010:
Aaaah, that is SO SO sweet! It sounds like you two are very happy together!!