Somewhere in between the lines, we have this sort of crush or attraction to someone who is handsome, popular and sophisticated. We believe such a guy would meet our standards and expectations, and hopefully offer us an amazing relationship.
But the best things in life are not always the complicated things. Sometimes, simplicity is better. Adoration, charm, sensitivity—these are elements you will find in a simple boyfriend. Even if he is opposite to all that you expect in a man, he will always provide you with some of the simple and most amazing things you will ever need.
1. He may not be rich, but he’s also not expensive.
He is concerned with the simple things in life. He isn’t considered with sophistication and luxury, but rather, he gets lots of enjoyment from simpler activities. Meaningful moments are defined by days when the two of you play chess, board games or scrabble. He won’t buy you the most expensive gifts, but he does buy you sensitive, meaningful ones.
2. He is super laid back, which means he can deal with his emotions.
He is not the sort of person who gets mad at every slight move you make. He knows you will make mistakes. And even when you scream at him to leave you alone for good, he won’t scream or find a way to pay you back tit-for-tat.
3. He does ridiculous things, but he knows how to make you laugh.
You both share laughs at the ridiculous things he does. Sometimes he surprises you and catches you off guard. He wants to see and make you laugh. And he would do anything to make this happen because he is concerned about your happiness.
4. He may not know lots of facts, but he understands what you need.
He knows that you need attention and love rather than being bullied. He cares about you, and a simple hug from him gets you through difficult moments.
5. He isn’t very needy, which means he isn’t selfish.
He is not closely guarding you and he doesn’t want you to himself, alone. He knows you also have to be with your family and loved ones. Special moments can also be with others, not just him, and this he knows.
6. He doesn’t talk a lot, but he means what he says.
He keeps to his word. Remember that day you needed someone to help you babysit your siblings or to help you clean the house, and he said he would come to help? He followed through without question. He keeps to his word. He is a person of character rather than cheap talk.
7. He isn’t necessarily spontaneous, but he is someone you can count on.
He is dependable. If you are in trouble or you have a secret to keep, he is someone who knows how to handle it. He cares about you and because of this, he will do anything to make sure you are always safe.
8. He like to live slowly, but this also means he is really patient.
He will listen to you. He gives you alone time if you need it. He is calm and knows that eventually, things will work out for the best. He doesn’t have to haul demands at you or put you under any undue pressure. He is patient.
9. His gestures are simple, but they show that he respects you.
He cares about how you feel. He treats you like a queen. And he loses respect for those who treat you poorly. He is a gentleman. His respect is apparent through simple things, like opening the door for you, picking up those things you drop, or standing up for you.
10. He says what he thinks, but this means he’s honest with you.
He is truthful. He doesn’t have to lie to you. It is not about getting things his way; he wants to be straight with you from the beginning. Having a simple boyfriend means absolute clarity from the beginning and he will never jeopardize or taint your relationship with lies.