What Is National Boyfriend Day And When Is It Celebrated?

To maintain a healthy relationship, it's essential to regularly express your love and affection towards your partner. Waiting for special occasions like Valentine's Day or National Boyfriend Day to show appreciation may not be sufficient. If you're unfamiliar with the latter holiday but wish to be ready for it in the future, keep reading to learn more.

What Is National Boyfriend Day?

National Boyfriend Day is a chance for those in relationships to honor their male partners. It's a special occasion to express your love, give attention and affection, and perhaps even a gift. Let's face it, finding a man who's caring, funny, intelligent, and attractive is a rare find, so why not celebrate him?

Although the initial mention of this "holiday" appeared online in October 2014, it gained more attention on Twitter two years later in 2016, with almost 50,000 tweets in March of that year. Since then, individuals in relationships with men and those who identify as male have used this occasion to showcase their partners on this day every year.

When Is National Boyfriend Day Celebrated?

October 3 marks the annual celebration of National Boyfriend Day, which has remained consistent and is not expected to change in the future, so make sure to note it in your calendar. Moreover, if you're concerned about equality, National Girlfriend Day falls on August 1, according to National Today.

What Should You Do For The Holiday?

1. Tell him how much he means to you

Ideally, expressing your love and appreciation for your partner should happen more frequently than just once a year. But if you haven't recently conveyed your affection, now is an excellent opportunity to do so. Take the time to let your boyfriend know how much he means to you and how fortunate you feel to have him in your life. Although it may not be apparent, men appreciate compliments, reassurance, and expressions of love just as much as women do.

2. Cook him his favorite meal or take him to his favorite restaurant

It may sound cliché, but it's true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So, for National Boyfriend Day, why not put on your apron and whip up his favorite dish? If it's something challenging, go for it, even if you're not confident! (Following a recipe is simple if you can read.) He'll appreciate the effort you put in, and his taste buds will thank you. However, if you're a disaster in the kitchen, perhaps it's best to book a table at his preferred restaurant instead.

3. Plan a special date you know he'll love

Think about something he loves to do but doesn't get to do very often, and surprise him with it on National Boyfriend Day. Whether he enjoys bowling, playing arcade games, or going to baseball games to buy hot dogs and drink beer, make it happen for him. Remember, it's his special day, so go the extra mile to make him feel loved and appreciated.

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1. Give him a massage

If your boyfriend is feeling tense or stressed, a massage can be a great way to help him relax and unwind. All you need is some body oil, a towel on the bed, and a willingness to give a massage. While it would be great if he returned the favor, National Boyfriend Day is all about showing him how much you care. Set the mood with a candle and some calming music, and let your hands work their magic to ease his worries and tensions.

2. Buy him something you know he wants as a gift

A small gift can be a great way to show your love and appreciation for your boyfriend on National Boyfriend Day. It could be something as simple as a new video game or a pair of sneakers he's been eyeing but hasn't bought for himself. The gift doesn't have to be expensive or extravagant, just a little token of your affection that will make him feel special and appreciated. He'll appreciate the thought and effort you put into the surprise.

3. Plan a romantic evening at home (wink wink)

On National Boyfriend Day, surprise your partner by taking the lead in the bedroom. If he's always the one initiating sex and romance, show him how much you desire him by taking control. Let him sit back and relax while you blow his mind in the best way possible. It's a holiday he won't soon forget!

4. Bring him coffee and a bagel in bed

Surprise your boyfriend on National Boyfriend Day with breakfast in bed. After a night of passion, he'll likely be exhausted and not in a hurry to jump out of bed in the morning. Show him how much you care by running down to the deli for coffee and a bagel to bring back. It's a simple gesture that will start his day off on the right foot.

5. Offer to do something he likes doing that you hate

Even if it's not your cup of tea, do something your boyfriend enjoys on National Boyfriend Day. Hate watching "the game" on TV? Begrudge working out at the gym together? Whatever it is that he's super into that either doesn't interest you or you really don't like, do it anyway. Show him that you care by putting aside your own preferences for the day. His special day comes once a year, so go the extra mile to make it a memorable one.