National Boyfriend Day falls on October 3. It’s a day to let your boyfriend know how much he means to you. National Boyfriend Day reminds everyone with a boyfriend to take special notice of that special someone and how they make your life better.
A boyfriend is a male friend or acquaintance, often specifying a regular male companion with whom a person is romantically or sexually involved. This is normally a short-term committed relationship, where other titles are more commonly used for long-term committed relationships
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 for 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.
Boyfriend Appreciation Day was created so that we can make sure our other halves know how much they are appreciated and how much we love them. Traditionally, it is women who receive all of the acknowledgment and attention. We expect to be wowed on Valentine’s Day. We anticipate our other half paying for most of the dates. Yes, there are a lot of modern women who like to break this mold, but there is no denying that our boyfriends could do with a bit of extra TLC. Even if you’re someone who is always spoiling your other half, you now have another excuse to do so!
We’re sure there are a lot of different things that your boyfriend brings to your life. Does he put a smile on your face every day? Is he always there for you when you need someone? Does he do all of the DIY around the house? Does he deal with any spiders that pop up in the home? Today is the perfect day to let him know that you appreciate all of this.
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 your souls are braver than most). So obviously Boyfriend Appreciation Day needed to be a thing so that you can get shown the proper respect for everything you do.
Then of course there are 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 boyfriend appreciation day.