9 WAYS TO WIN A GIRL'S HEART



Mr. Nine won my heart a long time ago and it's locked in tight. Many times around Valentine's Day, our Anniversary, or just when I'm thinking about how much I appreciate him, I start thinking about all the wonderful things he does to make me happy. Recently, I started thinking about other people and how their man won their hearts. When it comes right down to it, we women are from Venus and while we differ in so many ways, I think we can relate to each other in what it takes to make us happy and feel appreciated in our relationship with the one we love. While no relationship is all roses and candy 24/7, marriage and relationships can trying be wonderful and should be cherished.

Several Months ago I did a post on Tips To Keep Your Marriage Thriving and many of the ways he won your heart, you both can do each and everyday to keep it lock and key! 

What does your man do to win your heart? Was there something you can pinpoint that made you know that no one but him would ever have your heart again? How does he win your heart on a daily, weekly basis? 

Here are 9 Ways to Win A Girl's Heart

Be A Gentleman
Yes, we do want to be treated like a princess. Even though we are strong women, we want him to be the one in charge. Open doors for us, especially the car door. Pull out our chair and allow us to sit down first when we go out, and let us order first. When we're walking alongside on the street, he should be the one walking closest to the street, ya know, in case of a side swipe. I am so old school in wanting my man to be the leader. Being a gentleman is being selfless.

Be Complimentary
Tell us we're beautiful, tell us we look nice or how wonderful that meal we just slaved over was. Mr. Nine is so good at this and when he says those things, my heart just swells. I have a friend who's in the middle of a divorce, while there were many issues, one thing he failed to do was compliment her...ever. How sad and I hope that is a lesson learned. Those simple, sincere, complimentary phrases really do deepen our bond. 

Be Creative/Romantic
I don't think most of us need romance, hearts and flowers every day! We're way too busy to think about it on a daily basis. However your woman does want to be romanced every now and then and we want you to plan it! It doesn't have to be elaborate and doesn't have to be expensive. Some of mine and my husbands best days have been just driving around doing little things! Just a sweet, loving romantic text can make me a smile. Taking the time to focus on each other is what romance is really all about. 


Drove around this day in Tennessee and found all kinds of good stuff, except after this pic was taken, we ere told Snakes were all over this mill, UGH!!

Speak well of us in front of others 
Simple. Treat us just as kindly in front of friends and family as you do when we are alone. When you are on a business trip or with the guys, talk about us affectionately and with admiration. Make your buds a lil jealous by talking about how great we are.

Be Attentive
Show us that you care for us and our needs. Pay attention to the small details. We Girls care about the small stuff, big time. For instance, during one of our first conversations, I told Mr. Nine how much I loved Jr. Mints. Now, all these years later, he still picks me up a box now and then. Just thinking about us at the convenience store means so much because you get our needs. Basically, is your man picking up what your putting down?


Mr. Nine knew I wanted steak for a birthday so we hoped in the car and drove 2 hrs to Chicago for a fab meal, then drove home!! Well, yes, Mr. Nine drove home as it appears by the look on my face, I had one too many martini's meaning I had TWO, lol!

Be Protective
If we're going on a jog or walk, tell us you want us to be safe. My hubs has bought me protective gear and we have a pack that when I'm out on my run or walk, if I have not returned within an hour or it begins to pour down rain, he will come on my path to look for me. 

Be A Good Listener
Ask us solid open-ended questions that include “what,” “how,” and “why.” If he's doing most of the talking, he's probably not getting very far with us. Show us you care with body language and by repeating back some of what we just told you. And by all means don't be staring at Gold Rush or Football on TV when we're trying to tell you something. 

Be Helpful
I love flowers, gifts, trips and romance as much is the next woman, but when my husband is helpful boy, that really gets me! When he does stuff around the house, helps me with computer issues, fix things, picks up something at the store, or whatever it may be, it makes me appreciate him so much and his willingness to contribute to the team! 

Look at this cutie hanging garage shelves

Be Yourself
There won’t be much longevity if we've fallen for a false persona, and why would you want that anyway?  So what if he's not the coolest guy out there, have fun in his dorkiness. Make us laugh with your wit and silliness. If he's confident, relaxed and walking in truth, game isn’t necessary. You’ve both already won.



XOXO



55 comments:

  1. Great tips for not only how to win a girls heart but how to be a nice person as well!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. These are all such good things to have in a man. I love the Lucy pic with the quote about acting silly/stupid. I love having my husband as my best friend who understands all my quirky and silly ways. Have a happy Monday!

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  3. Sounds like the Mr. knows the way to your heart!! I think it's so important that they speak highly of you when you're not around - that's an incredible compliment!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Cute post with valentines coming up!

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  5. So true - all of it!! Thanks for posting this. I love your blog and all your creative ideas for posts.

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  6. Your list is definitely on point, Love! AND the story about the Jr. Mints! M&Ms are my love language and Mr. Horton likes to pick them up from time to time for me, too! We have awesome husbands!

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  7. Such a good post. I think the one that is becoming the most important to me is the speaking well of each other, you explained it so well!

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  8. I totally agree with all of the above! You and your hubby are just the sweetest couple! Happy Monday love!!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  9. These are all surefire ways to keep us around! You are so right, I am a strong woman that can do it myself... but I still want to be treated like a princess, at least sometimes!

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  10. Aww, our anniversary is on Valentine's Day and we will be married 28 years. I think your advice is spot on! ♥♥

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  11. All of this is so true! You and your hubs are such a cute couple! Have a great week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  12. Aww this post is so sweet!! Too many martinis lol. I agree with all of it too. Especially not speaking badly about your significant other when they're not around. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend too! :-)

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  13. This is so sweet and so important for a great marriage! I started a list over the weekend of the things Joe does for me and that I hope the man my girls choose will do for them and plan to post soon. With it being V-Day and our anniversary too, my mind is just going there. ;) Have a great Monday, Andrea!!!

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  14. You guys are seriously the cutest. How blessed you are to have found such a gem! I'm with you on the "be helpful" part - I would much rather have help around the house, than flowers that die 2 days later :) Happy Day, my friend!! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. I definitely agree with these! Tyler continually makes me happy but when he does something helpful (like wash my car) I just feel so incredibly lucky!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  16. Awww such a sweet post!! You are very lucky to have found such a wonderful man. Laughing at the "two" too many martinis.

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  17. I am loving this post! how blessed are you to have someone so amazing in your life! So wonderful is this post!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  18. Love these tips! One of the reasons I fell for my husband was because he was one of the last guys who's a true gentleman. You and Mr. Nine are too cute <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. So sweet!!! Mr. Nine sounds like a true keeper!!! :)

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  20. Aw, this is such great advice, and you all are the cutest couple! I agree with all of these 100% and I think these are the key to a loving, long-lasting marriage. Have a great week!

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  21. I agree!!
    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: MY CLASSIC STYLE

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  22. awww I love this post!! I couldn't agree more with each point and it's so sweet seeing you and Mr. Nine so happy in love!! He sounds like a great man, must be to deserve an awesome lady like you!
    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  23. I should send this to my husband just for clarification. I'm only kidding...He has a lot from this list checked off already...I'm sure this can be a helpful guide for newly married couples too.

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  24. You guys are too cute! What a sweet post, Andrea! Happy Monday!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  25. Such a great post! With so many great suggestions. I love it! And you two could not be more adorable! XO

    Anna
    A Lily Love Affair

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  26. i love this sweet and romantic post! too cute!
    kelseybang.com

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  27. This is a great list! You all are adorable together!

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  28. This is a really sweet post, Andrea. And I agree with your ideas... So happy that your husband treats you so well. Good for you two!! :o)


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today's Post: Polished With Novelstyle

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  29. Really sweet and so very true!! I especially love the pact you guys have about jogging. That's so smart and safe!!! Sounds like your husband treats you right. I would say, for me the most important thing is being respected and validated even when he disagrees with me. That's when it's most important to me!

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  30. You have a great blog :)
    I follow you! :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  31. Yes, yes, 9x yes.

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  32. You two are so cute!!! And I agree with all of these ways! See guys, we aren't that complicated!!

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  33. You really can't beat a man that not only listens to what you have to say, but also manages to spoil you with creativity and romantic gestures! Such a great post!

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  34. What a sweet post! So true :)

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  35. What a sweet sweet post--all of these are so true! Here's to a great month lovely lady!

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  36. All so true! Your husband is a real gem, and you can just see the love you have for each other in the pictures. Loved this post!

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  37. being helpful for sure ! love all these my friend! great blog too!

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  38. This is such a great post! I agree 100% on everything. You two look so happy together!

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  39. I so agree with the "speak well of us in front of others"! This is key! Love this post!

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  40. What a great list. Impossible not to agree with it! I think complimenting is particularly important as there's so much that drags us down the rest of the time (real and imagined) - you need one person to be your cheerleader! #BloggerClubUK

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  41. Love it! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can't wait to see your new creations! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

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  42. Yes to ALL of these! Perfect list!

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  43. Thankfully I am man who understands all of these points you have made. I always complement my wife and help her lots. So a man should do!

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  44. Loved it!!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is Pinned and Tweeted! Please stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Link Party, co-hosted on 10 blogs for awesome exposure!! Hope to see you there:) Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

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  45. Such an excellent post. It was so beautifully written. I enjoyed it so much. My husband is very good about 1 and 2 that you mention above. All 9 of your tips/ways are great and agree with them all. =)

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  46. Such great ways for all men to treat the one they love! They go such a long way with us women! I'm pinning and sharing on my facebook page for sure!!

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  47. Gorgeous pictures and a great reminder to all, love the one on being yourself the most x

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  48. I love this post, Andrea. All of these things are such vital parts of keeping the love alive. I have chosen this as my featured post from last week's #OMHGWW, so look for the feature next week!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  49. I love this post, Andrea. All of these things are such vital parts of keeping the love alive. I have chosen this as my featured post from last week's #OMHGWW, so look for the feature next week!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  50. Very true! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

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  51. Fantastic list, for winning a heart and keeping it. Lucky for my daughter, this describes her boyfriend.

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  52. Ah you two are so cute! I agree with all of your points. Especially being helpful & listening & being yourself...oh I could go on! Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk xx

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  53. Wonderful post and your pics are so cute! A great man is a true treasure!!
    Nothing quite does it for me as when honey does his honey do's! I know how much he hates them, so when he is helpful to me around the house - it just melts me!

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  54. sooo sweet...love is definitely in the air and you two look fantastic together :)

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