How do you get your man to give you what you want? Here’s a hint: No more nagging. Avoid fighting, complaining, shouting, tears and pouting. Seriously; all it takes is some sweet old-fashioned charm like only a woman could give. From buttering him up to leaning in for a long kiss before you ask him to clean the apartment, we’ve mastered the skill of getting your guy to just about anything.
1. Don’t Fear The ‘Damsel In Distress Act’:
Put the sweet on and act innocent; do just about everything except bat your eyelashes — and it works! Even though you’re not naive, try acting that way, put a little extra sugar on everything you say and do toward him.
2. Bring Backup.
Does your boyfriend love surprises? Come prepared. If you want him to let you go out with your girlfriends one night, or to help you clean the apartment, make sure to stop and pick up something that he’ll really love — or something that he’s been hinting that he wants. No arguments, no huffing and puffing — just a little surprise, and then he’s in your pocket.
3. Make Him Think The Idea Was His.
The best way to get through anything was to make him think it was his idea. You’ve got to be coy, but whenever you want your man to do something, make sure he thinks
he came up with it… even if he knows he didn’t. The fact that you’re conceding (and letting him think he’s won) is the best way to get through everything.
4. Go Old School.
Just ask nicely — like, really, really nicely. Tell him how important is the thing that you want, and then promise to make it up to him afterward. How could a guy say no to that?
5. Kill ‘Em With Kindness.
Make sure to butter him up well before asking him to do anything. So it doesn’t look too obvious, start much earlier in the day and just make him feel really good about himself. Then, when he’s all buttered up, let him know that you’re going to spend the weekend with your parents! How could a guy get angry at a girl who’s just spent the whole day giving him what he wants?
6. Lean In… For A Kiss.
There’s nothing sweeter than a long kiss before asking for something. It’s like you’re saying ‘Yes, I need something from you, but I’m not gonna fight you for it.’
7. Give One, Get One.
Go first! Make dinner for him, and then he’ll take the lead and clean up — without you having to nag. By seeing you take the initiative first, he’s more likely to realize that he wants to do something nice in return!
Dear Ladies, do you have anything to add to the list?