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How Do Guys Show They Love and Care About a Girl?

by Stacey Elkins

A guy may tell a girl that he loves her and cares about her, but it's important that his actions match his words. It's important that a guy show his significant other that he's into her. Feeling loved makes a person feel accepted and supported, according to HelpGuide.org in the article, "Feeling Loved." There are several non-verbal ways that a man can show his partner that he loves and cares about her.

Help With Daily Tasks

Guys get more involved in activities, including chores, to express love, according to a study conducted by Elizabeth Schoenfeld of the Human Development and Family Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Austin and cited on GoodTherapy.org in the article, "When in Love, Men Pitch In, Women Pipe Down." For example, a guy might help his significant other wash the dishes, do the laundry or clean the house. He might take out the garbage without being asked or surprise you by cooking dinner.

Show Affection

Guys often show they love and care about a girl by showing affection. A great way to show someone you love them is by physical touch, says Lisa Brookes, a psychotherapist and author of "10 Simple Ways to Make Your Partner Feel Loved" on the FMC website. He may sit close to you on the couch, hold your hand walking down the street or give you a quick kiss on the top of your head.

Give Undivided Attention

A guy will listen to a girl when she talks to show he loves and cares about her. He will look her in the eye and engage her in conversation. Maintaining eye contact is an important way to show that someone cares, says Irene Hansen Savarese, a marriage and family therapist and author of "Practicing Active Listening Can Improve Your Relationship." He will listen without interrupting. He will give her his full attention without watching television, looking at his phone or checking his email. He may lean towards the girl and nod his head or encourage her to talk using small verbal cues, such as "OK" or "Tell me about it." He may ask her questions to clarify what she is saying or to learn more. The way a persons looks, listens and reacts to another demonstrates how he feels more than words could, says HelpGuide.org.

Show an Interest

A guy who loves and cares about a girl will be interested in her day-to-day life and activities. He will ask her how her day was and want to hear about it. He will want to hear about what she finds interesting. For example, he may ask her about the book she is reading or how her yoga classes are going. He will want to meet her family and friends and see her favorite places. He will want to know all about her and who she is.

About the Author

Stacey Elkins is a writer based in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a Masters in social work from the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she specialized in mental health.

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