Do you sometimes feel like your man is taking you for granted? Yes? Then you’re at the right place. I have 15 pretty cool tips on how to make your boyfriend jealous. After this, he’ll need to step up his game! Just be careful not to overdo it.
A drop of jealousy can help you, but if you don’t know where to draw a line, it could lead to bigger issues. Let’s check out these tips together.
1) Start dressing up
Let’s start with the easiest one. Your change in the choice of clothes is something he’ll definitely quickly notice. You don’t have to go over the top. Just wear something you usually don’t wear that often, or even at all. Do your hair and wear a lovely dress or anything else you feel comfortable, yet beautiful in.
If you don’t have it, treat yourself. It might make him even more jealous as he would ask himself what made you buy it.
2) Change something noticeable in your appearance
I wanted to put these two close to each other because they go hand in hand. If you don’t think he’ll notice the change in clothing, some other change in your appearance will definitely catch his attention.
The most obvious one is doing something new with your hair. It can be a new hairstyle, or maybe even a new color. Or you can start doing your make-up differently. This is something that can make your boyfriend jealous, but also be very fun for you. So it’s a win-win.
3) Go out with your girlfriends more
Show him that you can have fun even if he’s not around. And make sure he knows you have other people you love to hang out with, like your girlfriends. Remember how you used to go out and have fun every weekend before you met him?
Maybe you still do but add one more night out then. When you come back home, you’ll probably be very happy because you had a lot of fun. And seeing that you can have a great time without him will certainly make him think.
4) Don’t respond to him immediately
Stop responding to his messages as soon as you get them. I’m not saying you should ignore him for hours, but 10-20 minutes won’t do any harm. It will just make your boyfriend think about what’s so fun that you can’t find time to reply to him.
If you decide to do it while you’re out alone, be careful because you might scare him that something bad happened. So, my advice is to only do this if he knows you’re somewhere safe.
Post more photos on your Instagram account. Share stories of you doing your favorite activities, or going out. Try combining this with “start dressing up” and whenever you do so, take a photo and share it with your followers.
You can even make a post on some other social media you rarely use. That could make him think about whether there’s a special reason you decided to do that, or you just wanted to freshen up your feed.
6) Go out with your male friends
I’m sure you have some male friends or co-workers. Ask him to get a cup of coffee together after work, or call them if they’re your old school-mates or childhood friends. Either way, you’ll have a lot to talk about.
But be careful who you choose to call and make sure they know you have a partner. They need to be aware of the fact that you’re not implying to date or anything that could harm your relationship.
7) Meet new people
Go to some social event with your boyfriend. Then when you arrive there, don’t just stand next to him. Let go of his arm and go meet some new people. Who knows, maybe you’ll get some new friends or life opportunities that way.
And your boyfriend will also get a little jealous when he sees you laughing with a group of strangers. He might even see it as flirting as he’ll see that other people also think you’re charismatic, beautiful, and interesting. Then he’ll probably come to you to show everyone that you’re his girl.
8) Get a new hobby
Is there something you always wanted to do but for some reason you didn’t? Today is a great day to change that. And you’ll get some bonus motivation if you hear that it can make him pay more attention to you.
Start going to the gym or enroll in some other cool course. You can even start learning a new language if you’re into that. There are tons of options out there, and I’m sure you’ll find the right one for yourself.
9) Don’t be the first to contact him
Do you send each other ‘good-morning’ messages every time you wake up? Choose a day and forget to send it to him. When he wakes up and sees your message is missing he’ll wonder why you’ve forgotten it.
Later explain that you were really busy from the start of the day and you just couldn’t find time to take your phone.
10) Text your friends when you’re together
When you’re out with your boyfriend take your phone out and reply to all the messages you have. You can even send something to your group chat because that’s the easiest way to start getting many notifications.
Bonus points – laugh at your phone, but don’t say why. If you see he’s really annoyed by it, quit doing that. You don’t want to start a fight.
11) Take some time for yourself
This one has many benefits. You’ll do something good for your mental health, but you’ll also make your boyfriend a bit jealous. Why? Because they are usually not used to us taking any time for ourselves. We’re mostly always available to them.
But deciding to spend some time on your own is not bad. It’s just that you need, and want a few hours that will relax you and make you forget about everything and everyone. Don’t be afraid, it can’t harm your relationship.
12) Talk about your good memories
Talk about your past. Choose some really good memories you have and it will make him realize that you had a great life even before you met him. That’s something that can easily make any guy jealous.
They seem to think that our lives started when we met them, and we need to remind them of the fact that we always had something to enjoy. Of course, it’s much better now that you’re with your boyfriend, but it was memorable before too.
13) Do something without his help
Is there something he used to help you with all the time? If yes, then learn how to do it on your own. And don’t call him for help anymore. When he sees you’ve done it all by yourself, he’ll get a little jealous that you don’t see him as a go-to person for help.
Make sure he knows that he’s still your favorite helper, it’s just that you wanted to expand your list of skills.
These are some tips that are not toxic and you can try them on your boyfriend. Of course, everything can become toxic if we overdo it, so be careful to find the right way of executing these tips. Especially if you don’t know how he’ll handle jealousy in a relationship.
Good luck! Make him realize you’re one hell of a catch.