Today is October 3rd, which is National Boyfriend’s day and apparently, it’s a day for us, other halves, to show our boyfriends the love and appreciation that they get EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Yes, as if my boyfriend needed yet another excuse to get showered with attention and get treated like a king, now he gets a whole day.
Is it just me or are these days getting a bit ridiculous now? I mean, there’s Valentine’s day, a day when you’re supposed to express love and affection to your partner or crush, so what’s the point on having a separate day for boyfriends when they get to celebrate Valentine’s too?
However, it’s 2018 so it must be real since people are tweeting about it:
October 3rd is national boyfriend day… I gotta post my boyfriend, oh wait I forgot I’m single single😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0IWfFb4YK7
— damn.feelsss (@DFeelsss) October 1, 2018
what do you get your boyfriend for national boyfriend day when he deserves the world and all you can afford is candy 🙁
— lindsey ward (@lindseywarddd_) October 1, 2018
As you can notice, people take this very seriously. Don’t want to be a party-pooper, but, why can’t you just let your boyfriend know how much he means to you on any other normal day?
Anyhow, if you want to celebrate with your boyfriend today, the Days Of The Year website has some pretty good suggestions:
This day is all about celebrating the boyfriend. Think of all the stuff that you do together and more importantly, think about the things that HE does for him. Moreover, if he hasn’t done anything for him in a while, make sure that he takes the day to do what he loves and get time away from the house. But most of all, make sure that you thank him for all the things he does for you. You’ll be surprised how far a little thank you can go, especially when it’s unexpected.
And if the above doesn’t ring your bell, I have some suggestions for what you can do to celebrate this day:
1. Just act like you would any other day
2. See above
I mean let’s face it, most of us show appreciation and affection for our significant others on a daily basis. Even if it’s just making them soup when they’re sick or treating them with a nice meal when payday (yas) comes around. In fact, it turns out that behaving like this with your partner could actually be the key to a healthy and successful relationship.
39 studies over the last three decades have been conducted by Jeffrey Hall from the University of Kansas that involved more than 15,000 people and has discovered that humor is a critical part of building a strong relationship.
Hall wrote in his article Humor in Romantic Relationships, a Meta-Analysis how playfulness between romantic partners is an essential component in bonding because it provides the feeling of security. The man is right because it’s a win-win situation. You get to mock each other and your relationship gets stronger for it.
However, enough with boyfriends, let us not forget the true purpose of October 3:
Iconic. Plus, it’s Wednesday. What are the chances?
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