You know who doesn’t get enough recognition? Boyfriends. There’s a Wives Day, a Girlfriends Day, a Mother’s Day, a Woman’s Day, but none of these represent the wonderful person who puts up with you day by day, your boyfriend. Alright, so we know they’re not a total piece of cake to live with, but who is? They’re still deserving of attention and recognition of all the things they do to make your life just a little bit better. Boyfriend’s Day is the perfect excuse to tell them how much you appreciate them.
History of Boyfriend’s Day
It’s not easy being a boyfriend, there’s just so much you have to keep in mind. Anniversary’s, Birthday’s, Parent’s Birthdays and Holidays, who likes who, who hates who, whether to leave the toilet seat up or down, seriously, it’s just about the most challenging thing ever. You often wind up being the primary source of support for your partner (or partners, Polyamory is a thing these days, and you souls are braver than most). So obviously Boyfriend’s Day needed to be a thing so that you can get shown the proper respect for everything you do.
Then of course there’s the conflicting expectations, you have to be solid and reliable, able to carry the weight and stress of the trials and tribulations your partner(s) face, but you also need to be soft, considerate, and in touch with your feelings. Then there’s that whole machismo thing! Really, exactly what is expected of us? Well, on Boyfriends Day all that’s expected is that you sit back, relax, and thoroughly enjoy the day without the weighty concerns you carry every other day of the year.
Well, except for killing spiders, because as everyone knows spider executions wait for no man, or Boyfriends Day.
How to celebrate Boyfriend’s Day
Celebrating Boyfriend’s Day is all about celebrating the boyfriend. Think carefully about those things that you do together, and especially those things that he does for him. Even better, if he hasn’t done anything for him in a while, make sure that he takes the day to go out and does what he loves and gets time away from the house. Most of all, just be sure to thank him for all the little things that he does for you every day, especially the ones that he may not think anything of. You’d be surprised how appreciated a little thank you can go, especially when utterly unexpected.