Do you ever wish that guys would just OPEN UP more? It’s difficult to figure out what someone wants or enjoys if they won’t tell you! No matter how simple their desires may be, if you don’t know what they want, it leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

Here’s a glimpse into the male mind so you can understand how we think and what we enjoy.

1. Laying your head on his chest.

Men enjoy feeling as though we are being protective. By laying your head on his chest, this signifies that you feel safe in his arms.

2. When you text him first.

There’s a lot of pressure on guys to be the conversation initiator. However, sometimes he might not know if he’s being too pushy or texting you too much.

Guys like to feel attention too! So sending him a quick text will let him know that you’re thinking about him. It’s going to brighten his day and spark a good conversation.

3. When you tell him that you appreciate him.

Although a man should be able to read your feelings from your actions, some guys need a more direct approach. So, tell him how much you value his effort in the relationship.

4. Play with his hair while he’s driving.

I didn’t realize how great this was until a woman I was dating did it to me one day. Reach over and lightly scratch the back of his head. It’s guaranteed to make him smile. But of course, don’t distract him too much while he’s driving

5. Brag about them in public.

If he does something special, like an impromptu dinner he arranged for the two of you, then snap a photo of the tablescape and share it. It’s going to show him that you appreciate him and are willing to share your appreciation with the world.

Now, some people can go overboard with this so be humbly appreciative and respectful of others.

6. Really,reallylisten.

Women know better than anyone, that really listening isn’t just a passive activity. When you sit down together, keep his eye contact, and genuinely engaged in the conversation. It effectively shows how much you care.

This article originally appeared on James Michael Sama’s Blog

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