14 Things To Do When You Miss Your Boyfriend

Written by Harini Natarajan

Let’s get one thing straight: relationships are hard. Whether you are living apart in different cities, working in different parts of the same city, or haven’t been able to see each other in a while, missing your boyfriend is a difficult feeling. No matter the reason, it is always a downer to feel a longing for your partner. If you find yourself in a similar situation where you are missing your boyfriend too much, there are a lot of things you can do to feel better. Here are some ways that can make missing your boyfriend a whole lot easier. Read on!

What To Do When You Miss Your Boyfriend

1. Re-reading Old Conversations Might Do The Trick

Re-reading Old Conversations Might Do The Trick


No woman can say that they haven’t taken screenshots of cute and flirty messages that he has sent in the past. Open up those pictures of when you first started dating. You will be reminded of some funny exchanges you both might have had. Apart from that, you can just reread everyday conversations in the current text chain between you and him, and it will be as though you are talking to him again, easing some of your heartache.

2. Let Him Know You Miss Him

We all know that the key to a good relationship is communication, which is especially true for long-distance relationships. If you see yourself missing him a lot, send him a quick text about how you really want to see his face. However, this doesn’t work all the time as it can annoy him if done too often. If you want to hear his voice, you can just call him up and say that talking to him helps make you feel better.

3. Look At A Few Old Pictures

There are probably tons of albums lying around with pictures of you two. When you are missing your boyfriend, looking at those pictures can make you feel better. You will be reminded of the times you spent together, and it might help bring the memories back to life again as if he’s right next to you.

4. Send Him Some Silly Selfies

If you are missing your boyfriend and feeling lonely, hold up your phone and take some selfies, making silly faces and bringing out the child in you. At times, simply reaching out to him and sending a picture for him to look at later can make you feel at ease. You might not get a response at that very second, but just imagining how his eyes will light up seeing that picture will make you smile for a while.

5. Wear His Clothes

Wear His Clothes


Girlfriends love wearing their boyfriend’s big, baggy clothes as they feel comfy, oversized, and snugly. More so, it makes one feel like their partner is right there with them. We know you might have some of his sweatshirts and a bunch of t-shirts stacked in the corner. Throw one on and feel him close to you. It’s cheesy, but it’s guaranteed to work.

6. Watch His Favorite Movie

Now, it isn’t exactly necessary that you like the movie a lot, but it could be his all-time favorite. Watching it can make you feel that you are close to him. Sit on your couch with a bowl of popcorn, and watch the movie for a while. Try to comprehend why he is so much into it. It could be a movie you both watched on your first date together or one that you both relate to and watch together all the time. In fact, if he’s in another city or country, you can stream a movie at the same time while being on the phone talking about it. While it isn’t the same as snuggling on the couch, it is sweet to sync up your movie plans and feel like you are together.

7. Plan Stuff You Will Do With Him When You See Him Next

Lighten up the frown on your face by thinking about the time you will meet your boyfriend next. Instead of dwelling on how much you are missing your man, try coming up with a lot of plans on what to do together once you meet. You can think of different fun date ideas and all the stuff you wish to talk to him about. Not only will it help you feel distracted, but it will also help pass your time, and you will end up feeling better. This is especially beneficial when you are in a long-distance relationship.

8. Use His Cologne

If you have some of his cologne lying somewhere around the house, spray some of it on yourself. Having that scent around you can help ease the pain you feel when you miss your boyfriend.

9. Write Him A Letter

Write Him A Letter


With the amount of instant messaging apps available at our disposal, it is seldom that partners write letters to each other. But this old-fashioned idea is still one of the most romantic things to do for your partner and can turn the sadness of missing your boyfriend into something lovely.

10. Take A Short Solo Trip

Well, this works for literally everything. Be it boredom, overthinking, or just feeling lonely, taking a solo trip is the answer to all your problems. Why? Because it gives you something to look forward to. You have new places to explore, get to rejuvenate your mind and body, and make tons of memories. Instead of staying at home and pining for your man, pick a weekend getaway nearby. It will calm your mind, you will interact with new people on your journey, and traveling solo will give you millions of opportunities to figure out many challenges that come your way.

11. Browse Through His Social Media

Social media has influenced our society in a lot of ways, so much that we have our entire lives documented on it. He too would have a lot of statuses and pictures uploaded, and when you look at them, it can give you an insight into how his life would have been like when he posted them. Thinking back on all those times where he told you about his success and his struggles and remembering that he trusts you with everything will help you feel better and maybe miss him less too.

12. Hang Out With Your Friends

Hang Out With Your Friends


Another way to distract yourself while having some fun is to be with friends. It is good to have people who care about you when you are feeling lonely, and your partner is not present. You can talk to your friends about what you are feeling. They can keep you busy with their conversations, so you can stop worrying about your man.

13. Pursue Your Favorite Hobbies

It is all about distracting yourself from the constant thought of your boyfriend. Diving into anything you like doing in your spare time can help you forget that you miss him – be it cooking up your favorite meal, baking cupcakes, reorganizing your house, or taking up a little DIY project. It can prove to be an effective way to pass the time until you get to see him again. Plus, it will be an added dose of fun.

14. Do Something To Pamper Yourself

We know you are missing your boyfriend, and there are lots of emotions surrounding you at the moment. You deserve something amazing because it can get hard at times. Fix a spa appointment and enjoy pampering yourself. The more time you spend enjoying yourself, the less time you will spend missing him. 

Missing your significant other isn’t easy or even fun. However, figuring out what to do when you miss your boyfriend can make it easy to get through the tough times until you get to be together with him. Focus on positive things, try the above ways, and turn your gloomy days into cheery ones.

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