While happiness is an inside job (meaning you have to really be the one to make yourself happy) having a partner or even dating someone who helps you to feel good can go a long way in helping a potential relationship develop and stay strong.
Most men like to get compliments and be re-enforced about themselves. (Of course women do too.) But overdoing these compliments or saying the wrong things can really backfire, especially in the early stages of relationships.
It’s important to know your man at least a little bit in order to help make him feel good. You have to learn to ‘read between the lines’ in many cases as a man isn’t going to verbally tell you too much in many cases.
One important key is to be honest with your man. If you go and watch a game he’s participating in and he does a terrible job don’t tell him afterwards how great he did. He’ll know immediately you’re lying and since he probably already feels bad about the game your insincere comments will only agitate him.
In this example you’ll want to read the non-verbal clues he’s giving you. Does he need space? Does he want to be nurtured? Often when you can’t communicate verbally with a man physical communication can say a lot and really make a man feel good.
You don’t have to hop in bed with him if he’s had a hard day at work or played a bad game but you could make him feel better by expressing yourself in other physical ways.
Simple things from putting your arm around him or laying your head on his shoulder to giving him a back massage could do the trick. You can also make his favorite meal, or take him to his favorite restaurant, or even just buy him a beer or six pack of a brand of beer he loves.
The key is to do meaningful things for your man to make him feel good. You want to show your sincerity by focusing in on what matters to him. It doesn’t have to be much in fact, simple is usually better with many men. Just get to know a bit about him and show you care in little ways.