First Boyfriend Advice | How To Have A Great Relationship?

Any kind of first boyfriend advice should build strong foundations for years to come. We always remember our first experiences in life.

The best first boyfriend advice is not to forget that a relationship is about being happy with someone you love. Despite all the fights, tears, and differences of opinions, you should feel happy about being together. Don’t jump into a relationship or stay in it just because all your friends are in one.

Even if one of you is continuously unhappy, then maybe it is time to reconsider this relationship and not drag it just for the sake of things.

Before We Begin

First love is the memory of a lifetime. The first time that someone special takes you out for coffee, the first time of feeling their touch, the very first breathtaking kiss.

We always dream our first time to be just perfect.

To make your experience with your first boyfriend smooth and magical, we have come up with some critical DOs and DON’Ts.

They will ensure that you won’t make rookie mistakes.

What To Do With Your First Boyfriend?

Be honest about him being your first boyfriend. Do not try to fake experience just because you think the truth makes you look immature and uncool.

Do not do anything that your mind and body don’t allow, especially when it comes to getting physical.

1. Communicate Your Feelings

Communication is the key to connection. The better you express yourself, the better you’ll connect with him.

In a relationship, it is always important to be transparent and honest about your feelings. Let your boyfriend know what’s going in your mind.

Not expressing yourself not only makes the situation worse but also gives you a headache. A lot of crazy, worthless thoughts cross your mind.

You’ll spend all your time wondering whether to tell them about something or not. Whereas you can spend this time making plans for something special with him.

Speak your mind and heart whenever you feel as it saves you from misunderstandings. Keep things simple.

Young couple talking over food

2. Spend Quality Time With Him

Time spent with a loved one is always precious. It gives us memories that we cherish all of our lives. A relationship grows with time.

It is an essential step towards making a strong bond with your boyfriend.

Quality time could be doing things that you both love or just as simple as sitting and talking to each other for hours. There are a variety of things you can do together.

Start by doing simple things at first. Make plans for the weekend. Get to know what your boyfriend likes.

TABLE: Effect On Your Relationship Due To Spending Quality Time With Your Partner

Frequency Of Couple TimeHappy GirlfriendsHappy Boyfriends
Less than once a week25%25%
Once a week33%42%
At least twice a week91%87%
Source: Based on a study by on 146 unmarried individuals who were in an exclusive relationship.

Take him out for a candlelight dinner (yeah, it is not always the man who should be taking the woman out).

Talk about each other’s interests and spend time with each other that is free of any distractions.

Little habits like these will go a long way in keeping the spark alive for years to come.

3. Balance Your Life

You should know how to balance each aspect of your life. Be it your work, study, your family, friends, or your boyfriend, living an unbalanced life has its consequences.

Too much of something is harmful. Getting into a new relationship comes with a whole lot of fun but also responsibilities.

Indulging too much in one area of life can make your boyfriend feel left out.

And if it is him with whom you spend all your time, then your friends and family might feel ignored.

Not only you need to take care of yourself, but you also need to think about your partner too.

Make time for him at least twice a week and make him feel special from time to time.

A balanced pile of rocks one above the other

4. Have Your Own Identity

It’s very likely that when in a relationship, you’ll try to go all in. You tend to see things from your partner’s point of view and may want to live life according to his wishes.

However wonderful or loving this may seem; it is essential never to forget who you are.

What are your beliefs, who you want to be, what are your dreams, etc. are some of the questions you need to ask yourself.

Your identity shouldn’t only be limited to being someone’s romantic partner. You should be able to make decisions for yourself.

Do not make him your world; instead, make him a part of your world. A relationship is between two people, where each one is important and should be unique.

5. Take Care Of Yourself

Connect with your inner self from time to time.

While working on so many things in life, you may forget to take out time for the most important person in your life — YOU.

Take the best care of yourself. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, get enough sleep.

Meditate to keep your mind calm and peaceful. Don’t neglect yourself. The relationship would be at its best when you are at your best. Stay in shape and stay fit.

Life will continue the way it does, but you should always prioritize and love yourself.

Do things that you like, listen to your favorite music, watch movies, go shopping, etc. Treat yourself with some quality ‘alone time.’

6. Learn More About Him and Show Interest

Now that you finally are with your first boyfriend, don’t take him for granted. Don’t let the time just fly. Make the best out of it.

Spend some time with your boyfriend and get to know him. Ask him about his likes and dislikes, show interest in his life, and try to be a good listener.

Get to know their dreams and aspirations, tell them yours. Connect with them on different levels.

Remember that everybody loves to be heard and understood and your boyfriend will appreciate you for the same.

Not doing so will make him feel disconnected and might make him wonder whether you are interested in him at all or not?

Young black couple talking to each other on a couch

7. Your Actions Should Show That You Care and Understand

Showing that you care where the situation demands it is much more potent than always saying you care but not meaning it.

Try and understand your boyfriend if you do see him as someone special. Maybe send a message in between to let him know that you miss him.

Ask him about his day, try to cheer him up if he seems upset and be there for him. Also, gifts are a great way to express affection.

Gift him something to make him realize how special he is for you. Make romantic gestures.

Let him know how much you love him, and how much he means to you? Making an effort is important. You can’t love if you don’t care!

8. Know The World Around You And Read Good Content

If a pretty face or a good body is all you want to be for your boyfriend, then think again?

One day he will get bored with it, and then what is there with you to offer him as a person? Try and find common areas of interest if you can.

If there aren’t healthy discussions , debates about the difference of views are a great way to get to know each other and show him that you know your stuff.

It keeps the relationship from becoming mundane.

We don’t expect you to know everything about science, arts, literature, sports, etc. like the back of your hand.

But being a person with whom one can hold a decent conversation over a range of topics won’t hurt you either. If anything, it will make him respect and appreciate you even more.

9. Improve Yourself Everyday

Do not give up on yourself. Do something every day to make a significant change in your lifestyle. You can start by reading a book or learning a new language.

Do anything that is within your area of interest that makes you a better version of yourself than yesterday.

Not just as a partner but as a person. We are not assuming, but chances are pretty high that if you are reading this article, then you are pretty young.

Therefore, it is good to develop this habit of putting in constant efforts to improve yourself.

This habit if developed early on, sticks for a lifetime and shows great results. It will make him fall in love with you more and more.

A man in business suit holding two jigsaw pieces saying 'self' and 'development'

10. Equality Is A Must

This includes an equal amount of effort towards chores, dates, making up after a fight, and towards the relationship itself.

An imbalance is deadly for a relationship where one partner is left frustrated. It is vital to have a balance in your love life.

Don’t dominate your boyfriend as it can leave him drained and exhausted. Also, being submissive and not having your own voice and choices isn’t attractive either.

Let your partner know that you both are equal, and nothing is going to be one-sided.

Respect their needs and choices too, and try to deal with situations fairly. For a healthy relationship, equal involvement is a must.

The same amount of effort on both ends is required for the growth of your relationship.

What NOT To Do With Your First Boyfriend?

1. Don’t Try To Flaunt It

You should be proud of your boyfriend.

But not to the extent where you subject random people aka your social media followers to the stories of how it all started, how cool your boyfriend is, or how much you are in love.

If by any chance, you won’t be able to make the relationship work, all this flaunting will be worthless. True love and happiness are hard to hide.

People will notice it themselves. Instead of wasting time on this, try and form a deep connection with him, and it will be evident to the world.

Why fake when things can be natural?

2. Don’t Neglect Friends & Family

Are you spending the same amount of time with friends and family as before?

You may want to spend all the time in the world with your first boyfriend or talking to him over the phone or text, but remember to take out time for your loved ones too.

Sometimes our family and friends are not in acceptance with our love choices. So don’t do anything that you’ll regret later.

Your friends and family were there when your boyfriend was not. They would still be there for you in case your relationship doesn’t work out because mostly their love is unconditional.

The very shoulders that you might need to cry on later (we sincerely hope not), yeah, please respect them now.

A fun family gathering where people are laughing while eating

3. Don’t Expect It To Last Forever

We all have fantasies about our first love. We all think of a perfect prince charming and living with him happily ever after.

We wish you all the best in your search to find him, but trust us that it is unjust to expect anybody to be ‘perfect.’ He might be a prince charming, though.

Now, we don’t want to sound cruel and take your hopes away.

But most people do not end up being together with the first person they fall for, and it leaves them lost and shattered.

In case you end up being with him forever (like a fairy tale), great.

In case you break up, don’t beat yourself up over it. Sometimes it’s not meant to be. Just accept the fact and move on.

Time and tide wait for none. So it’s better to utilize your time to find someone right.

4. Don’t Expect It To Be Perfect

So it isn’t turning out to be what you wanted it to be? Or it isn’t the same as what your favorite celebrity had with her first boyfriend? It is normal to feel so.

Life isn’t a movie where everything seems perfect. This is what most relationships are like, i.e., with highs and lows.

Don’t try to emulate somebody else’s life. Instead, set an example for others. No one is perfect. You have to nurture your relationship.

It will help if you put effort into moulding a relationship the way you want it to be. It takes care, understanding, and lots of love to make it perfect. 

5. Don’t Put His Needs Over Yours

You might want to do everything for him. It’s natural to put in all your affection and energy into one person that you feel you are in love with.

You may want to compromise in many situations so that your boyfriend feels good. We appreciate the feeling.

But it shouldn’t be at the cost of putting your needs down.

Firstly you’ll do it voluntarily, but if you do it repeatedly, it will become hard for you to say no even if you want to. Don’t spoil him and make him expect unfair things from you.

Once in a while is okay and can be seen as a gesture of love, but if it is a routine habit, then it will drag all other areas of your life, including your career.

To give it all, you need to have it all first. Give your boyfriend the chance to put in some effort and show some love to you too.

A frustrated woman in a white t-shirt

6. Don’t Try To Make A Toxic Relationship Work

A relationship where you are verbally or physically abused, body shamed, threatened, or feel trapped is surely a toxic one.

The one where your boyfriend is questioning your character, picking up fights over trivial issues, and saying mean things is not different either.

Being in such a relationship will take its toll on you and leave permanent emotional (and in the worst case, physical) scars.

We step in a relationship to feel good about ourselves. To be happy. To feel loved. So if you find yourself crying every day, you need to say goodbye to him.

7. Don’t Behave In a Way You’ll Regret Later

Even if things get heated up, don’t end up saying or doing something you might regret later on.

This includes saying mean things, suggesting a breakup, abuse of any kind, or any other thing that may make your man feel that he is in a toxic relationship.

Once you lose respect for someone or someone else does for you, it’s hard to gain that respect back. You start behaving in a mean way, and there is no end to it.

It spoils you as a person altogether. Be patient. Things will go back to normal eventually.

Why disrespect the one you love? Handle those little arguments sensibly. After all, this is the same person you want to be with forever.

8. Don’t Hog His Life

If you are the only thing in his life, then what sort of a life is that anyway? Respect his privacy and give him space.

If he has a life beyond you, this doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about you or love you. It just means he has a life, and you should have one too.

Hogging up his personal space will only make him feel trapped. He might despise you, and you will end up repelling him rather than attracting him.

So, it is important to give him his own space and have yours too. Let him have some areas in life which don’t involve you in any way.

A frustrated man with a document in hand as the woman looks over from his shoulder what the document is about

9. Don’t Share Passwords And Pins

This is not so much first boyfriend advice, but a general one to be taken with a pinch of salt and applies to all relationships.

But the chances of you doing it the most with your first boyfriend are remarkably high because you aren’t aware of the consequences if things go wrong.

There is a reason passwords and PINs are supposed to be secure. Personal information is not meant to be shared with anyone.

And in case you do share it, you need to be the best judge of whether you can trust the person enough, how likely it is for him to misuse it, etc.

And if he shares his password and Pins with you, then you need to be extra careful.

Your partner is trusting you, so don’t breach that trust by sneaking into his stuff, account, or devices.

10. Don’t Cheat On Him

Here is another essential advice regarding your first boyfriend that needs to be clear from early on and is also applicable to all future relationships.

It is normal to feel monotony in a relationship after some time or to find someone else attractive.

It’s okay to have a secret crush, check someone out whom you might find hot, or get infatuated with someone. The important point is to not act on these feelings.

If you find it way more an enticing idea to be with someone else rather than your boyfriend, then anyhow, this relationship is not for you.

Instead of going out and cheating on him, end things with him first and give him the necessary closure.

He may get heartbroken but will appreciate you for being transparent. You don’t want him to develop lifetime trust issues. Be honest with your partner.


First boyfriends are exciting, but like every other relationship, there will be times when things are not as flowery as we expect them to be.

Don’t enter a relationship with a lot of burdens and expectations. Instead of comparing your fantasies and reality, enjoy the time.

Now share with us your experience. Or do you have some more awesome tips? Tell us in the comments below.

Shashank Verma

A trained theatre actor and a STEM graduate who brings perspectives and methods from these worlds into dating and relationships. Also a big time Krav Maga enthusiast and practitioner.

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