What do women really want to hear men say? The following list may seem obvious, but the authors of Why Men Don't Get Enough Sex and Women Don't Get Enough Love insist men don't say the obvious often enough:

  • "Put on your best dress. I'm taking you out for a surprise evening."
  • "Let's take a walk together. Just the two of us."
  • "You are always so thoughtful (sensitive, caring)."
  • "I love your eyes (legs, ears)."
  • "You're the best wife a man could hope for. You're my best friend."
  • "When I think about you I get a warm feeling all over."
  • "I'm taking your car in today for new tires because I love you and I want you to be safe."
  • "I'm going to run an errand - is there something I can get for you while I'm out?"
  • "It's just a little something I brought you to say I love you."

-Sermons Illustrated July/August 1990