#8. Compliments every once in a while
Real guys, or so the story goes, don’t need praise. Especially not about girlish things. But men enjoy a little well-intentioned objectification. A squeeze of the biceps and a lingering stare when men reach for the top shelf—these remind him of what attracted you to him. And just to be clear, the praise doesn’t need to be physical. In fact, it’s important that women commend those things masculinity tends to belittle, like if we’re good cooks or get passionate about foreign films.