National Boyfriend Day – October 3, 2019

Thu Oct 3

What is National Boyfriend Day?

National Boyfriend Day falls on October 3, 2019. It’s a day to let your boyfriend know how much he means to you. National Boyfriend Day reminds everyone with a boyfriend to take special notice of that special someone and how they make your life better. 

History of National Boyfriend Day

History of National Boyfriend Day

We’re making 2019 the year that National Boyfriend Day official becomes a really big “thing!” As far as we can tell, this day is a totally internet-generated phenomenon. The first reference we found is mentioned as Boyfriend Day, probably dated October  4, 2014.  But the day seems to gain traction by March 2016 with over 46,000 tweets!

Although there’s no sole officially-credited source that initiated this important day, some smart person probably realized boyfriends didn’t have their own acknowledged day and came up with this great idea. And why not? Girlfriends have their own day!

National Girlfriends Day is celebrated every August 1. This day was launched as a promotional tool for a book by Kathleen Laing and Elizabeth Butterfield, “Girlfriends Getaway,” which was published in 2002.  For those who are new to Girlfriends Day, it’s a special day for hanging with your crew of ladies or, guys, doing something extra special for that favored lady in your life.  Celebrate with gifts, a special outing or just that quality time that means so much.

National Boyfriend Day is increasing in its popularity, not only domestically but around the world. Let’s keep this thing going so that great boyfriends get the love and appreciation they so richly deserve every year.

Why We Celebrate National Boyfriend Day

He’s your “main squeeze,” your boo, your bae, your “sweet cheeks,” your “still waters” when troubles run deep, or simply, your “honey.”  He’s your boyfriend and today he’s on your mind all day long because it’s October 3,  National Boyfriend Day. 

Granted, you love and rely on your friends and family, especially during the hard times. But your boyfriend will listen to your craziest suggestions without judgment and let you lean on his shoulders when it’s time. 

Your boyfriend tells you how great you look, even though you KNOW you’ve put on ten pounds.  He’ll discreetly try to shield you if your dress is up in the back. Your boyfriend will surprise you with a ski trip or babysit the dogs while you go on a ski trip with your crew. He’ll dress to the nines and solemnly accompany you to your grandma’s funeral.

Even though the rules are evolving as relationship roles change, your boyfriend will take you out to a “just because” dinner at an expensive restaurant and ask for nothing but a smile in return.

Make an extra special effort to treat your boyfriend to something or someplace special today because he’s the main person you can always count on to be “down for whateva.” 


National Boyfriend Day Related Holidays

National Girlfriends Day

National Girlfriends Day

National Girlfriends Day is celebrated every year on August 1. It’s a bonding occasion for women and girls to spend time doing fun things together and showing appreciation for their friendship.  This day was launched as a promotional tool for a book by Kathleen Laing and Elizabeth Butterfield, “Girlfriends Getaway,” which was published in 2002. 

National Ex Day

National Ex Day

Although there’s no actual day for National Ex Day, there is a celebration for former spouses. National Ex-Spouse Day every April 14 is a day to recognize the good person with whom you originally fell in love.  It’s a day to admire the person you married and how well that person has transitioned back into being a friend once the marriage is over. This is helpful especially if you are co-parenting a child (or maybe, a dog) together. Who says former lovers can’t be friends?

National Couples Day

Couples actually get two days to honor their union. National Couples Day is August 18 and Couples Appreciation Day is May 1. These are celebrated annually with the idea of having a special day to reinforce your strength as a couple. You can take a studio photograph together or share gifts that have a unique meaning that only the two of you can appreciate. Take some time to be alone as a way of reinforcing that strong, loving bond. 

National Kissing Day

Everybody looks forward to  National Kissing Day or World Kiss Day on July 6 each year. Kissing is one of the most pleasurable things we do to show love and appreciation in a physical way.  The day is rumored to have originated in England in the 19th century. Kissing can be a way to lose weight (at least 6 calories per kiss) and mothers bond early with their children by kissing.

Related: National Today relationship holidays


5 Ways to Celebrate National Boyfriend Day (On a Budget)

Need some last-minute help figuring out what to do? Check out the list below: 

1. Double your fun at the cost for one

Take advantage of a Groupon or other deal. That way you can check out a new restaurant or one you wouldn’t normally be able to afford. You’ll save money but you won’t skimp on fun!

2. Show the world you’re an awesome duo

Get a professional photo of both of you and make it sexy! Sometimes a selfie just won’t do. You can still find reasonably priced studio photographers online.

3. Roller skate like they did back in the day

Hit the rink on an 80s night and learn to skate backwards! Wear your shortest shorts and let your man know why you chose him. Then get your groove on. 

4. Bowling is the all-time favorite date night adventure

Bowling is always fun, plus there’s food and cocktails all in one place! Don’t worry about your shoes; you can rent them at the bowling alley. It’s all-in-one-fun!

5. Keep it cool but make it sexy

Make a sexy video just for him (but make SURE it’s just for him!) We’re talking soft seduction. If you don’t know what we mean, ask someone you trust.

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National Boyfriend Day FAQs

What is National Girlfriend Day?

National Girlfriends Day is dedicated to the idea of sisterhood among women and their friends. On this day, girls and women hang out together and do activities that help them all to bond.

What Does National Boyfriend Day Mean?

National Boyfriend Day honors the men who treat their girlfriends with love and respect all year long. This day offers a way for the girlfriends to show appreciation to their boyfriends by buying gifts, taking them on outings or just spending great quality time together.

Is there a National Ex Day?

Not exactly. There’s a National Ex-Spouse Day. It’s a day to honor those ex-spouses who have transitioned the relationships into productive friendships. This day rolls around annually on April 14.

What National Day is October 3?

There are several great days on October 3 to note. Along with National Boyfriend Day, there’s also National Kevin Day, Mean Girls Day and National Poetry Day. 

National Boyfriend Day Activities

  1. Focus on the positive

    Believe it or not, some men are starved for compliments. That means the compliments they do get are appreciated and remembered for a long time. Throw a few genuine compliments your boyfriend's way and make his day!

  2. Football, anyone?

    Remember when we said we love our boyfriends because they watch our favorite trash TV shows? You can show some appreciation for your boyfriend on this holiday by getting involved in some of his hobbies. Does he like sports? Sit down with him to watch his favorite team play. Does he like to go climbing? Conquer your fear of heights and trust your boyfriend to safely lead you along the way.

  3. Treat him to something nice

    If your boyfriend does a lot of the cooking, do him a solid and cook his favorite meal for a change. Does your boyfriend drive you around? Reverse the roles and let him be the passenger for a day. Better yet, role play with you as the "chauffeur" and your guy as "the lord of the manor," then you can legitimately fool around in the back seat!

5 Of The Steamiest Love Songs To Slowdance With Your Boyfriend

  1. So many babies were born because of this song

    The song, “Always and Forever” has been melting hearts since it was first recorded by Heatwave in 1976 and later by the great Luther Vandross in 1994.

  2. Nobody talks a better game than a country boy

    If you love some country music, slow dance to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on "The Rest of Our Lives."

  3. She's the Queen Bae for a reason

    Beyonce's "Slow Love" tells you exactly what she would do with her boyfriend!

  4. So, the question remains, are they or aren't they?

    One of the hottest, steamiest songs to hit the airwaves in years is the collab between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in "Shallow." This song smokes so much, that everyone wants to know if this is a real-life couple but only time will tell!

  5. How many couples have walked down the aisle to this?

    "Rapture" by song stylist, Anita Baker, just sizzles with sensuality. Put this on for your boyfriend and remember we told you so!

Why We Celebrate National Boyfriend Day (Part 2)

  1. They try to put their best foot forward

    Whether it’s picking you up for a date, fixing things around your apartment, or offering to pay for dinner, the best boyfriends try hard to make a good impression. They know relationships need work and effort, no matter how long you two have been together. So, show your man some love today!

  2. They’re your partner in crime

    Everyone needs a “partner in crime” and boyfriends are usually up to the task. A great boyfriend doesn’t just listen to your stories — he makes himself an accomplice to the protagonist: you! Whether you need a buddy to go to the taco stand across the street or to travel halfway across the world, your boyfriend is always by your side, adding to your story. Thank you, boyfriends of the world, for always being there!

  3. They can keep a secret

    Your boyfriend may not admit it, but he, too, gossips with his "boys." If you’ve got a burning secret, trust your boyfriend to lend a safe ear! Bonus: because you’re his sweetie, if you're in the middle of a dispute, you can "take it to the bank" that your boyfriend will always take your side!

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