We can all dream that perhaps one day he’ll show up with a bouquet of flowers for no reason, he’ll find some clever and unexpected way to remind us that he loves us, or he’ll do just the right thing to cheer us up after a crappy day. There are endless amounts of things that boys and boyfriends can do to seriously blow us away, but all too often, they miss the opportunity to do so, thanks to whatever sports game is currently on TV or whichever friend he desperately needs to beat in cyber-land-video-game-world. Well, while some boys waste away on the couch, there seems to be some number of guys that has been taking good notes. Lucky collegiettes have shared their guys’ most romantic gestures with Her Campus, making OMG-love-moments come to life.
A Change of Pace
“My boyfriend really enjoys sleeping. He wouldn't wake up early for anything. At the end of last semester, I was stressed before an 8AM final. I got a text saying ‘open up.’ My boyfriend woke up at 7 and walked ten minutes from his dorm just to give me a hug before my final.”
- Bridget, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2015
This adorable gesture shows that Bridget’s boyfriend took the time to think about what would make her happy. It was nothing of grandeur, but the thought behind it – and the effort it probably took to drag his a** out of bed that early – spoke volumes, and showed that he really cared.
An Anniversary Gift
“For my one-year anniversary, I was at my boyfriend Alex’s formal with him, and I didn’t think he was going to give me any kind of big present. When I was sleeping, he put the ring that I really wanted on my finger and placed the box on the table next to the bed. So I woke up and didn’t even realize it was on my finger, and opened the box. I was confused to see that there was nothing inside, but then I felt something on my finger and realized what it was. I started poking Alex to wake him up and ask him what it was for, and he just had a huge smile on his face.”
- Hilary, Syracuse University 2013
He should be just as excited to give an anniversary gift as you are to receive it – he took the time to pick it out mostly so he could see the smile plastered across your face when you open it.
The Surprise Visit
“My first boyfriend in college used to say things all the time that would stop and make me say, ‘is this guy for real?’ But a moment that still stands out was when we were each heading home for winter break. We talked earlier in the week and he said he was heading home with a friend and that we wouldn't be seeing each other before we each left for home. I was bummed because already while at school we were about 45 minutes away from each other (we went to different schools, we met through my roommate at the time because they were from the same hometown) and when we were each home we were 3 hours apart. So on the last day of classes on Friday, with dorms closing at 5, I was working on campus and he came walking into my office with a dozen pink roses to wish me a Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas early. The best part was we weren't even official yet.”
- Christina, Merrimack College
Whether he’s flying in from another city or just visiting you across campus in the library, the unexpected in-person “Hi, I missed you so I came to see you,” is always appreciated.