By John Powers

Contrary to popular belief, men are simple creatures.  It doesn’t take much to make us happy.  All you have to do is find out what your man likes and then take an interest.  That’s honestly all it takes.  Spend quality time together doing things you both appreciate and your relationship will flourish.  Here are some ways to make that happen:

Enjoy each other’s company.

Laugh, smile, and be silly and lighthearted.  It may sound impossible, but it’s necessary to eliminate stress.  Do this by sharing inside jokes and special moments.  A good relationship will bring out the best in both of you, and you should look forward to being together.  Most guys are low-maintenance, and we want our downtime to be carefree.

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Make together time count.

Each of us has a different schedule, and it’s important to make the most of time together doing things you both enjoy like playing tennis, going wine tasting, or watching a movie.  Plan exciting activities that involve cooperation and interaction and you will build great memories of time spent together.  Take plenty of pictures but avoid distractions like text messages or phone calls.

Appreciate relaxation.

Some guys like watching the game with a beer, while others prefer chess and pomegranate juice.  Sit beside him, pour yourself a drink, and snuggle up to him.  If you discover your guy enjoys road trips it might be fun to plan one.  If your man likes playing guitar it would be good of you to listen, or take piano lessons.

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Rest assured.

There’s nothing that will scare a man away faster than insecurity, but if your man is satisfied in bed and on weekends then you have nothing to worry about.  Men are straightforward creatures and you should be confident that your man is happy unless he tells you otherwise.

So enjoy each other, relax, and stop asking questions.

John Powers is a heterosexual, single male.  He does graphics for TV by day and standup comedy by night.  He enjoys playing and listening to rock music, driving around with the top down on his convertible, walking aimlessly around Manhattan, and sipping on deep red wine near the beach.