National Boyfriend Day - October 03, 2023

National Boyfriend Day
Last Updated on: 25 Nov 2022

What Is National Boyfriend Day?

The sole purpose of celebrating National Boyfriend Day is to express your love and gratitude for everything he does for you. Your boyfriend might have observed all the critical days, for example, Valentine’s Day, Women's Day, your birthday, and even Girlfriend's Day. 

So, girl, if you have a loving man by your side right now, celebrate the upcoming Boyfriend Day and promise never to forget what a fantastic person he is, even on days when it feels like nothing goes right. 

National Boyfriend Day All Quick Overview

  • Date: October 3
  • Category: Relationship
  • Where it’s marked: USA
  • Why it’s marked: To let your boyfriend know how much he means to you and to appreciate his loving efforts. 

History of National Boyfriend Day

Did you know why National Boyfriend’s Day happens on October 3? Before celebrating an extraordinary day for the love of your life, we wanted to look back at the history of National Boyfriend’s Day. Let’s take a look!

1. Starting with a Tweet!

Even though Romeo and Juliet or other historically significant tales are not what gave rise to Boyfriend's Day, it did begin with a fashionable hashtag. 

On October 3, 2012, a group of Twitter user girlfriends decided to create National Boyfriend Day by posting messages of gratitude to their boyfriends using the hashtag #NationalBoyfriendDay.

And like any other trendy hashtag these days, lovers worldwide posted thousands of posts mentioning how much they are blessed to have such boyfriends, obviously using the tag. 

2. Past History of the ‘Boyfriend’ Concept

Now the question may come to your mind: when did the concept of “boyfriend” even start to get hyped? After World War II, a revolution cracked in every part of the industry - fashion, print, media, styles, and clothing. 

And since 1945, the term “boyfriend” has been used fairly regularly, not only as a male friend but also romantically in the print media.

Moreover, during the industrial revolution and mass production, people had more leisure time and money to spend on things like going out on dates. This phenomenon led to a rise in dating popularity and resulted in more public displays of affection. 

3. The Modern Age

However, there was always a lingering feeling that there wasn't a dedicated day just for the most unappreciated person in girls’ lives, their boyfriends. 

And guess what? Social media came to the rescue, as always. A simple hashtag encouraged women worldwide to show their appreciation for their boyfriends. 

Even though the day is not an official holiday, the day is celebrated by buying a gift, a dinner, or simply playing games with him. The goal stayed the same, to make your boyfriend feel special. 

How to Celebrate National Boyfriend Day?

You can never thank God enough when you get a partner who supports you every day in your life. So, in honor of this special day, here are some fun things you can do with your boyfriend to celebrate his awesomeness and commitment to being your best friend. 

1. Do Something Sweet for Him

Start your man’s day with a sweet message. Let him know how much you appreciate him and how lucky you feel to be in a relationship with him. Tell him that you are looking forward to celebrating many more special days together. 

2. Surprise Him at Work (make sure you have permission!)

It is always a nice gesture to get flowers or candy at work, but on this National Boyfriend Day, you can level up the surprise game and do something extra special for your guy. 

Talk to his boss ahead of time and see if you can come in for a quick visit. Once you are there, present your boyfriend with a homemade lunch, a small gift card, and flowers. It’ll make his day!

3. Watch a Romantic Movie 

Why not go on a movie date? You can watch the romantic-comedy movie Boy Friend, released in 1971. And without any doubt, this movie will make your evening full of laughter and romance. 

Otherwise, your boyfriend’s favorite Marvel movies can never go wrong. So, grab the wine and start your very own movie night.  

4. Download Games He’d Love and Play

Whether you are in a long-term relationship or just starting to date someone, playing games together is a great way to spend quality time and break the ice. 

If you are unsure of what kind of game he’d like, ask him! He’ll be happy to help you pick out something he knows you will both enjoy. 

5. Order Him His Favorite Meal from His Favorite Restaurant

Nothing can relax you more after a hard, exhausting day than a romantic meal with candles. Even though he usually surprises you with a great dinner date, this year, amaze him with his favorite dish and a sexy dress!

6. Take Him Out for His Favorite Dessert

Well, if you didn't get enough time to prepare a gift or dinner and just remembered the day, don't panic. A great way to show your guy how much you care is to take him out for his favorite dessert on National Boyfriend Day. The gesture will show that you listen to him and know what he likes. 

Plus, it’s a great excuse to enjoy time together and indulge in a sweet treat! 

Countries That Observe National Boyfriend Day

Since National Boyfriend Day originated through social media, people with internet access worldwide celebrate this day. Posting photos of their boyfriends, telling stories, and expressing their love are common trends among lovers.

However, almost all girlfriends, wives, and lovers who live in the United States observe National Boyfriend Day, making their boyfriend's day memorable. Other than the USA, Australia and Canada also celebrate the day.   

Interesting Facts about National Boyfriend Day

Now that you know how to celebrate this special day with your boyfriend, let us tell you the interesting facts about this day. You can share them with your favorite man and show how much you have put in your effort. 

  • The term “boyfriend,” a phrase for ‘women’s paramour (secret lover),’ first appeared in 1909.  
  • It is often estimated that dating started in the 1920s after the courtship system became unpopular. 
  • The White Day celebration in Japan is marked in reverse of Valentine’s Day. On this day, individuals who received gifts on February 14th give presents back to the givers. 
  • Online dating relationships are popular these days. About 66% of people use online dating apps to go on dates, and 23% of online daters have found their spouses during dating. 
  • Women take more time to say I Love You to their boyfriends. It can take six months to a year. 
  • After six months of dating, a couple begins to think about their future and wedding. 
  • Most relationships don't end on good terms as the couples argue over minor issues. For example, they don't have enough time to spend together, have a communication gap, are short on cash, and have different tastes.
  • Although it is known that it usually takes three to four years to understand someone fully, a relationship of six months is more than enough time to decide your future with your dating partner. 

Unique National Boyfriend Day Celebration Ideas

You can make your Boyfriend Day celebration special with just a surprise kiss! Yes, it is that easy. But if you still want to make him remember this day his whole life, you need unique ideas. 

Here are some to work on:

1. Personalized Gift Ideas

You can make your man smile with customized gifts meant only for him. For example, if your boyfriend is a fitness freak, you can add both of your photos to the water bottle he carries and/or buy him a gym bag with lovable quotes. 

2. Plan a Vacation

Although the day is not a national holiday, you can still take leave for a few days from work and plan a short trip. This way, you can figure out how to communicate well and fill the loopholes you may have in your relationships. 

3. Spend Time with His Family

You can show him your loyalty to him by spending more time with his family. He will understand that you are willing to accept his family and ready to be committed for a long time.

4. Surprise Visit

This idea is for couples who live far away from each other. If you are in a long-distance relationship, give him a surprise visit, hug him, and you’ll be the best gift he has ever received.

National Boyfriend Day Quotes

And last but not least, here are some quotes for you that you can send to him all day long. 

“I didn't fall in love with you…I flew.”- Colleen Hoover

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me…everyday” - Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“I can’t say I’ve been in love with you my whole life. But I can say that I intend to be for the rest of it. I don't even know when it happened, but it did. I can’t get you off my mind or out of my heart.”- Carolyn Brown, The Ladies’ Room

“There is a silk ladder unrolled across the ivy

There is

That leaning over the precipice

Of the hopeless fusion of your presence and absence 

I have found the secret 

Of loving you 

Always for the first time.” - Andre Breton, Always For the First Time


1. Is there National Boyfriend Day?

Yes, there is. It is celebrated every year on October 3rd.

2. What is National Text Your Ex Day?

On October 30, citizens of the United States celebrate national text your ex day. 

3. What is National Girlfriend Day?

On August 1, National Girlfriend Day is celebrated by boyfriends and girlfriends to spend the day with their soulmates by having dinner, sending gifts, and dating in new places.

National Boyfriend Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name
2021 Sunday 03 October National Boyfriend Day
2022 Monday 03 October National Boyfriend Day
2023 Tuesday 03 October National Boyfriend Day
2024 Thursday 03 October National Boyfriend Day
2025 Friday 03 October National Boyfriend Day
2026 Saturday 03 October National Boyfriend Day

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