You know that feeling when you get the butterflies?

In other words, you get so nervous your body breaks?

Boys, what do girls do that gives you butterflies?
byu/Mrllukell inAskReddit

So what body-breaking bits and bobs can girls do to guys in the most pleasant way?

Let’s see what the boys of Reddit had to say.

1. Honesty.

Making their interest abundantly clear without any games; a little nervous on a date; offering to pay for anything.

If in a relationship, random gestures that girls would find sweet would do the same for most guys (i.e., surprise little gifts etc.)

– 2v2hunters

2. Compliments.

Give me compliments.

It doesn’t happen a whole lot, but if a girl says I got cute eyes or just am cute then that gives me a nice tingly feeling

– Lightmareman

3. Laughter.

Laughing with you, touching, looking into your eyes.

I think the most anxious I ever felt was when a long-time crush looked straight into my eyes after a hug, and it told me everything she was feeling.

Kissed her for the first time right then and there.

And now we’ve been dating 5 years.

– Meat_Flapz

4. Looks.

Prolonged eye contact for no f*cking reason.

– monibhai

5. Sweaters.

When they wear those sweaters that a little too big for them and one shoulder peeks through the neck.

– [deleted user]

6. Teasing.

When they tease you in just the right way

– Josephmurrell

7. Growing.

Usually they buy me caterpillars and then I bring them home.

Then they grow

– himmyyyyy

8. Attention.


Any attention at all.

– d_litt1

9. Smiles.

Besides flirting, anyone I am attracted to smiling because of something I said gives me butterflies.

– damboy99

10. Song.


Doesn’t have to be good or anything. Just Idgaf singing.

So full of life, I love that sh*t man.

– [deleted user]

11. Love languages.

Physical touch. Holding hands, arm, hug, leaning against me.

Just one of my love languages.

– EducatedHoustonian

12. Touch.

I’m usually fine with talking to girls but if a girl I find somewhat mildly attractive, touches me anywhere below the neck, I will collapse in approximately 3 minutes

– Driplzy

13. Interest.

When she genuinely shows interest in me.

And I don’t need to “run after her, because I am the man”

– Flayff

14. Pics.

When she sends a pic for no reason.

– KingwoodSloth

15. Leans.

When she leaned to kiss me on our first date.

Took me a while to figure out how to speak English again.

– XxuruzxX

16. Say my name.

Saying my name in casual conversation, followed by a smile.

It just feels so personal and makes me blush a little.

– cycle2

17. Snuggle up.

More of a thing when you’re in a relationship, but when they snuggle up with a blanket and you can only really see their head, that sh*t is ridiculous

– -3than

18. The neck.

When I’m sat down and a girl runs her hand across my neck when she leaves.

– SolomonKhalifa

19. The hair.

If I’m seeing a girl and she runs her hand through my hair I become powerless

– Leptoxulon

20. The hairSTYLE.

That hairstyle where they tie front parts back leaving two stringy bits in front of their face and leave the back down

– David_13710

21. Smiles.

When she smiles.

She doesn’t have it in her to smile often, but when she does it’s just the most beautiful thing I’ve seen.

I’ll strive, I’ll do anything I can to get her to smile. Gives me butterflies every single time

– mfreels08

22. Attention.

When they put their arm around me or even talk to me

– inspiringnoone27

23. Lean on me.

Leaning against me, absolutely one of my favorite feelings.

– Laiskis100

24. The hugs.

When you’re sat down and she comes and gives you a hug from behind and rests her chin on your trap muscle, and you can feel her hair on your neck and shoulders, and the warmth of her skin, and just her general tenderness

– FaceFirst23

25. The palm.

My gf always takes my hand and runs her finger through my palm (sort of In The Nightgarden style lmao) and IT KILLS ME – and tickles a bit too

– DiscountDjura

26. Spoonin’.

Let me be little spoon..

– TNH_Nightingale

27. So subtle.

When she puts the stray hair strands behind her ears, subtle lip bites, giggles.

– Ambafanasuli

28. The lap.

I love it when I’m sitting on the couch and she sits in my lap or leans against me and gives me a really long tight hug.

It melts me.

– GrainyGuernica

29. Hey wait…

One time this girl planted flowers in my backyard and suddenly I had tons of butterflies.

– Witness-Worldly

30. Ok then!

Biting the lip… makes me go brrrrrrrrrrnnnnyaaaaaaaaa

– Jesus_and_me

Yup. That. All of that.

What would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments.

Thanks, fam!