14 ways to make sure the one you love still loves you

The way we feel cared for varies. Sometimes you may show someone you care for them in ways that are completely opposite from the way they feel appreciated.

What do people want when they’re dating? According to a study from Evolution Psychology, most men and women want people who complement or understand them. This doesn’t mean someone who is exactly like them or similar, but rather someone who fills the holes they have in their lifestyle, the study found.

Although more than half of the American population being single, there are many singles and unmarried people in the United States that still want to hear those wedding bells ring.

Here are 14 ways to show someone you care about someone, and keep those relationships going.

Bring them home their favorite drink

It’s a Saturday morning. Sun shining, birds chirping and the day is just getting started. So why not show the person you love your affection by bringing them home a nice soda or Jamba Juice. It kicks off his or her day in the right mood. Remember to keep track of what juice you’re giving them, though, since most Americans pay a lot of attention to the nutrition labels on their drinks, according to a Jamba Juice survey. Coke didn't start putting names on bottles for nothing. Maybe you should find your loved one's name and give it to them.

Buy them a book

About 76 percent of Americans reported reading a book within the last year, according to the Pew Research Center. So Americans are clearly reading. And research has found that reading a book — especially a paper book, hands-on book — can improve people’s familiarity with the story and make them comprehend more, according to Mic. So it might be the right move to buy your loved one a book.

Send the extra text

Texting your crush can be a painful experience, but there are some good ways to go about it. The Huffington Post offered some tips on how get in touch with your desired one with a text, suggesting that photos are a nice way to branch out, as are jokes and sending out emojis.

Pay for the date

A recent survey from NerdWallet found that Americans still expect the men to pay for the first date. So whether you’re a guy looking to meet the expectations of your country, or a female looking to buck the trend, paying for a date is surely a way to hint to your loved one that you care about him or her.

Be honest

According to Psychology Today, honesty is beneficial for many couples. Though it does open the emotional floodgates and leave people vulnerable to being hurt by another, the true way to reach emotional intimacy with a partner is through trust, Psychology Today. Sure, people tell little white lies to their partners, but talking through situations and problems can help build the relationship.

Talk to them often

Communication is also a big factor in maintaining a relationship. It may not be the most important thing in a relationship, but couples find communication key for staying happy with their significant other and keeping things stable, according to Time magazine.

Participate in an activity they want

Maybe he wants to go to the local sports event, or she’s interested in shopping downtown for the day. Regardless of what the activity is, compromising on activities and events is key. According to Psychology Today, couples tend to compromise as a way of smoothing over issues and keep the relationship going. So instead of arguing what to do on a Friday night, it might be beneficial to compromise on an activity and do what your loved one wants.

Talk to their parents

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