5 Steps To Winning Best Boyfriend Of The Year

Honestly, I'm pretty sure you've got that boyfriend thing covered but let's set the stakes a little higher.

Keep your heels, head and standards high

~Coco Chanel

Let's talk about how you can reach those high standards for your ladies and win yourself Best Boyfriend of the Year.

1. Know who she is

I'm a total geek so the sweetest thing my now boyfriend did when we first started going out was try to take me to a geek-themed bar. We ended up taking a very long walk through the streets of Madrid, going around in circles but that is definitely one that is going to the history books. The most important thing you have to keep in mind in any relationship is that you need to know who you're dealing with. Learning who she is and then acting on that information is step one to winning best boyfriend of the year award.

2. Be romantic

We all secretly dream of Prince Charming, and most times not even secretly. Romance makes those warm fuzzy feelings flutter in our stomachs. BUT, important BUT coming, romance is not always hearts, chocolates, and roses. Romance, true romance is knowing your partner and doing something that will blow her mind. The perfect romantic date will make you both feel like you are on cloud 9. It will make her feel understood and loved and you feel like you just got one step closer to being Boyfriend of the Year.

3. Listen to her

Each of us ladies is very different. Trust me, what one of us loves turns out the rest detest. It really is what makes us so amazingly unique. One thing, though is that we really want you to listen to us. Yeah I know, some of us can go on for hours, but if we are going on about it for hours, it's probably important to us. And hey, maybe your girl isn't much of a talker, then be sure to really listen to what she has to say.

4. Let her be Her

Loving someone sometimes means giving them space to breathe. Let her be herself, let her love passionately, and be amazing. The more freedom you give her to express who she desperately wants to be, the more you will find yourself falling for her. Those women who are totally 100% true to themselves, those who are passionate about what they do, those are the ones with that sparkle in their eye that dare you to challenge them.

5. Get alone with her friends and family

Now, this is the 'in it to win it step. Do you really want this girl to be crazy about you? Make sure her friends are raving about how amazing you were with them. And you want extra brownie points? Get her momma on your side. Seriously, there is no better way to a woman's heart than the women she is surrounded by.

If you've been able to put all this into practice, trust me, you are well on your way to being the Best Boyfriend of the Year. Ultimately though, it all boils down to step number one: know who she is, but also know who you are. Especially who you both are together. Love is magical. It's beautiful and amazing, take care of it.