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You love your man, right? Of course, you do!
You love him, but… can you speak his love language? The phrase “love language,” was coined in Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages, which laid out the different ways that people often give and receive love best: their love language; click on this summary of the 5 Love Languages if you’d like a refresher!
If you’re here, it’s likely that you already know both you and your man’s love language, but in case you don’t, you can take a quick quiz to find out here.
If your partner’s love language is Words of Affirmation and you’d like to learn how to better “speak” his language, you’re in the right place!
It isn’t just about just giving compliments, either; it’s also about verbally demonstrating your gratitude, respect, and appreciation for him, and being encouraging with your words. It’s also about empathizing with your man and letting him know that you see him, you get him.
Words of affirmation can be said out loud or written down in cute little notes (or flirty texts), the important part is that he gets the message, loud and clear!
The following list includes words of affirmation ideas, geared specifically towards men, but remember that the best words of affirmation will always be the ones that are from your heart, the ones that express all the reasons why you love him the way you do. Stay true to that, and you’ll do fine!
50 Phrases/Words of Affirmation for Him
Your presence makes me happy.
I love it when you hold my hand.
Watching you go after what you want is SEXY.
I am so grateful that we met!
You are adorable.
You are an amazing partner.
Thank you for choosing me every single day.
You are my dream man!
You always seem to know what to say or do when I need a pick me up.
Thank you for supporting me as I go after my dreams.
You make me feel safe.
You are so much fun to be around.
I am so lucky to have you on my team.
You are my best friend.
I just want to keep showing you how much you mean to me.
There is no one else for me.
You make loving you easy.
I can drive myself wild just thinking about how much I want you.
When I see your name pop up on my phone, I can’t help but smile.
I feel so proud that you’re mine.
I’m always so impressed with how you handle…
When you hold me, everything in my world feels perfect.
Thank you for making me laugh when I’m feeling down.
I wish I could show you how you look through my eyes.
Being with you makes me feel stronger.
I love hearing you talk about…
I’ve been thinking about you all day.
All I want after a long, hard day is to see your face and to hear your voice.
I love learning more about you!
When I’m with you, the rest of the world just kinda melts away.
Remember that one time we were in bed and you___? Yeah, I still think about that!
The way you look at me sends shivers up my spine.
You, sir, are a catch!
I’m so happy with you.
It’s so cool that you hope to someday…
I love you for all that you are.
Thank you for giving so much to our relationship.
I see how hard you work every day.
You are a blast to hang out with!
I think I could get through just about anything with you by my side.
I love the way you think.
You make my dreams come true every single day.
I’m not going anywhere, I’m here with you.
I love this life we are creating together.
Do you know what’s really cool about you? The way you…
Thank you for letting me be myself with you.
I notice the way you always do___ around the house; thank you!
I hope I make you feel as safe and secure as you always make me feel.
You are a cool guy to be around.
I’ll always be here for you.
Compliments & Authenticity
One quick word about compliments and authenticity: no one, not even someone who has words of affirmation as their love language, wants to hear insincere and unrealistic compliments!
Keep your comments true to who you are and who he is, and don’t try to just tell him what you think he wants to hear. Speak from your heart.
Use these words of affirmation as a template, and then personalize them! Go further than “I appreciate that you support me” with some specific details, like “I appreciate that you support my academic pursuits,” or whatever your case may be.
We all know how important good communication skills are in relationships, so going out of your way to learn how to better speak your man’s love language is a giant leap in the right direction; now, go let your man how much he means to you with your words of affirmation!
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Amy Hartle is the co-founder and owner of Two Drifters, where she blogs about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. With a Master’s in English and a BA in Musical Theatre, Amy loves to write quality content as well as to entertain, and she hopes to do a bit of both here on the blog! Amy is happily married to her husband Nathan, and when not working on their sites, Amy & Nathan can be found cuddling, reading, and enjoying delicious lattes.