“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.”
We all need someone to be on our side. To believe in us and to encourage us to persue our dreams.
Now guys in particular need to be praised for their effort. We naturally see when things go wrong and it is easy to criticise. My encouragement to you is to praise at least 80% of the time. Now especially when they make romantic effort for you, be liberal with your praise.