Is your guy feeling it? How to use powerful questioning to capture his heart forever.
I’ve been blessed with a relationship that is open, trusting, and intimate. It’s not always perfect, and we’re both learning.
But one of the best things is the safe place my partner and I create to be unfiltered and to grow as individuals. We can be our true selves, vulnerable, and strong.
Would you like to put your relationship on a definite path to bliss but you’re not sure where to start?
If you want to learn how to make a man feel loved, it’s simpler than you think. It begins and ends with learning how a man defines feeling loved.
Ask a man, and he’ll tell you that underneath it all, he wants to feel respected, appreciated, acknowledged, trusted, supported, and understood.
Falling in love is the easy part. Building an everlasting bond takes effort and nurturing, though, it doesn’t have to be hard.
If you’re attempting to repair your relationship or you simply want to be the best partner you can be, there is one fantastic tool you can use: asking compelling questions
Starting with these questions to ask a guy can be game-changing for your relationship.
The more you ask, the more profoundly you love.
One of my clients told me that asking her husband more questions did something unexpected: it changed her. As she started to be truly present with him and sought to understand him better, she developed a greater knowledge of and compassion for herself.
So, what makes questioning work so well in creating intimacy with a significant other?
When you ask questions, you use a sharing mentality, and you create an emotional connection. This practice helps to move your relationship beyond the superficial.
Open-ended inquiries work best to encourage him to dig deeper. And when you ask “what” and “how” questions you especially invite honesty and openness.
There is one notable exception: “What are you thinking?” Ask this, and you’ll be sure to get a blank stare; guys universally loathe this question. If they had something to say, they would probably tell you.
Another thing to avoid is “why” questions. These challenge motives and imply judgment — and your guy will probably stop talking if he gets one of those.
When and where you ask your man questions is critical too. Context matters.
Sometimes it’s a balancing act, knowing when to give space to a man and when to move in and explore. However, if you create an environment that’s relaxed and you approach questioning with curiosity and sincerity, you’ll do well. So, take a walk in nature or shut off the television, put the kids to bed, and open a bottle of wine!
You might start by getting him to talk about one of his passions. Or, get vulnerable first by sharing something that’s on your mind. Right after sex works great also when you’ve already been intimate, and you’re freely giving to one another.
Open the door and see if he wants to step into it.
Then, accept and appreciate his response. Brace yourself, ladies! You might not get the answers you want or expect. The whole point is finding out his truth.
Here are 5 powerful questions to ask a guy to make him feel truly loved:
1. “How was your day?”
In the craziness of life, it’s easy to get lost in our own stuff and overlook how our partner is doing.
When he gets home from work — after he settles in, ask him about his day. Listen to his accomplishments and praise them. Tell him you’re proud of him, cheer him on, or talk through a problem that came up.
Why this makes a man feel loved: It tells him you care about his day and what matters to him about it. Asking this question lets him know that you are there at the end of it all to be his champion, and that he’s your everyday hero.
2. “What can I do to make your day great?”
Make every day extraordinary, not just Valentine’s Day!
Often, it is the small things you can do for your significant other that can make a difference. It could be 30 minutes of alone time, an errand, a drink, something delicious to eat, a massage, or some other pleasurable activity.
Why this makes a man feel loved: It shows him that you want to take care of him as he takes care of you and that he is special to you.
3. “What’s going on for you?”
When you sense unusual quietness or frustration from your guy, stop. Pay attention. Seek to know what he is experiencing at that moment, without judgment. When he responds, say, “Tell me more.”
Convey that you know he’s got it under control. Still, you are there for him.
Why this makes a man feel loved: It tells him that you notice and that you are listening, and that what he’s feeling and thinking are important to you
4. “How can I better support you in your life?”
Do you stand by your man and his activities? He wants a woman who will encourage his start-up business, hobbies, guys’ night out, or going to the gym.
Maybe he’ll tell you that you’ve been nagging him about being out every Monday or undermining his confidence. He might ask you to take on more at home temporarily to alleviate his stress.
All in all, he’s more likely to be a success when he feels taken seriously and that you’re on his team.
Why this makes a man feel loved: It tells him that you’re interested in what he does, that you respect him for who he is, and that you support his pursuits, even if they’re not your thing.
5. “How can I love you best?”
Once you’ve mastered the previous questions, ask him this one and let him define for himself how he wants to be loved. Nobody knows better than your man how you can love him most.
Asking this question cultivates trust, deepens your connection, and empowers him. The bottom line is, you won’t know until you ask.
Why this makes a man feel loved: It shows him that you see and honor him as a unique person with his own needs.
I leave you with this challenge: start posing these simple yet meaningful questions and watch how they strengthen your bond and redefine your relationship.
Then, listen for more opportunities for powerful questioning and grab hold of them. Your partner will receive your heartfelt messages, and you’ll be well on your way to making him feel eternally loved.
Of course, these questions work for any relationship. Men, women, and children alike want to be heard, understood, and loved.