Women list 23 small gestures they wish men did more often

At the root of it, all women need from the men in their lives is for them to be a little kinder and a bit more understanding and attentive.

Women list 23 small gestures they wish men did more often
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It's often the smallest things that make the biggest difference. You don't need big, grand gestures to show someone how much they mean to you. Even a simple hug or a few heartfelt words could go a long way. This is what Reddit user, u/Lordofspades_notgame, highlighted when they turned to the r/AskReddit community with this question: "Girls of Reddit, what are some seemingly small gestures you wish guys did more often?" Thousands of responses flooded the thread, but they all had a few traits in common. Almost every answer indicated that at the root of it, all women need from the men in their lives is for them to be a little kinder and a bit more understanding and attentive. Is that too much to ask?

Here are 23 of the top responses:


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"Literally just remembering stuff. If I say I like something, remember it, bring it up in conversation, use it as a jumping-off point for gifts... just keep little mental notes about things I might like."landshanties 


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"Okay, so it’s small but I genuinely really like it. This guy (romantic Interest) of mine always takes my glass for a refill of whatever I’m drinking when he gets up to get more for himself. I do the same for him in return. It’s something little but never fails to make me smile softly to myself once he’s left the room."doctorduckylucky


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"I love random little gifts to know you are thinking about me. Nothing big, but a little note, a favorite candy bar, some flowers from the garden. They can go a long way."whamanraman 


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"Introduce me to people immediately (my fiancé always does this and I wish more partners did). If he knows them, it's always 'hey X, this is my fiancé Y' and if he’s just meeting them too, it’s 'hi I'm X and this is my fiancé Y.' It immediately welcomes me into the conversation (no awkward standing around while they talk), lets people know we're together, and is helpful because I can be shy/reserved."_tokyosmoke_ 


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"For guys who are friends/associates who are seeking Platonic relationships- I like when you include my boyfriend in a conversation that you have with me. It immediately shows that you want to be friendly to both of us, and minimizes any concerns I have about your potential interest in me (because it comes across as bitchy if I say 'I have a boyfriend,' when I don’t know your intentions). More importantly, my boyfriend also likes friendship. We can all do friendship together."aliteralbagof_dicks 


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"Physical affection without a lead to sexual interaction. I just want to hold hands, be held, have my hair played with, etc. I am starved and feel so alone."xSinityx 


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"Something my bf does is the dishes or makes the bed. I'll be at work and come home to things cleaned up. Or when he leaves a card somewhere in the house for me or on my car window. The little things matter. Especially when you don't have to ask. He is the only boyfriend o have ever had that does the little things and I'm in my 30s lol. All the prior ones just had sex and played video games."JoJoBee7


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